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FOX 10, 3TV & 12 News: Emaciated Great Dane Mix Weighing Only 57 Pounds Rescued from Neglect

Written by: Kimberly Ring
News Highlights:
  • The Arizona Humane Society’s Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital ™ is currently caring for an extremely emaciated 3-year-old female Great Dane mix named Pandora, who was rescued along with several other pets in one of the worst hoarding scenes AHS’ Animal Cruelty Investigators have seen this year.
  • Pandora was rescued weighing just 57 pounds. At her age and for her breed, she should weigh double that amount.
  • On April 18, AHS’ Animal Cruelty Investigators responded to a call to assist Phoenix Police on a case involving several abandoned animals. Upon arriving on scene, it was found that in addition to Pandora being locked in a crate with no food or water, four dogs, one cat, two chickens and six reptiles were also found living in deplorable conditions. Additionally, 15 other pets were found deceased on the property, as well.
  • AHS immediately transported Pandora and the other dogs and cat to its Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™ where they were examined and are being treated medically, while two of AHS’ rescue partners are caring for the reptiles and chickens.
  • Pandora was in the worst shape and suffering from dehydration, several wounds, an ear infection, hookworms and a poor coat likely due to a lack of proper nutrition. Under AHS’ care, Pandora has gained almost 10 pounds in just 10 days and will require ongoing medical care, including a feeding schedule, as well as foster care for additional healing and weight gain.
  • The investigation remains ongoing.
May 12, 2021