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Seventeen Pit Bulls Seized from Arizona City Home

Harley McGuire, SedonaEye.com star columnist asks humans to "Give a Care!"

FLORENCE AZ (July 1, 2011)–Pinal County Animal Care and Control officers seized seventeen pit bulls from an Arizona City, Arizona home.

Pinal County Sheriff Deputies responded to a call on June 30, 2011 reporting neglected and abandoned animals in a home on South Laredo Road. Upon arriving on the scene, police deputies found two pit bulls without water, tied to very short chains, and tangled together in the front yard of the house. Animal Control officers were immediately summoned to the scene.

While preparing a search warrant for the South Laredo Road address, the owner of the animals arrived to the residence and gave consent for officers to search the property. Entering the property, police officers and Animal Control and Care officers discovered fifteen more pit bull dogs behind the home, some appearing to be in poor health. The animals were removed from the property and taken the Pinal County Animal Care and Control Eleven Mile Corner kennel. 

The owner is refusing to surrender the pit bull dogs to the staff of Animal Care and Control so, for the present, the pit bulls will be held as evidence by Animal Care and Control and, upon completion of its investigation, the case of the seventeen pit bulls will be submitted to the Pinal County Arizona Attorney’s Office for disposition. 

In the past two weeks, Animal Care and Control officers have confiscated nearly ninety animals due to hoarding or poor living conditions. Animal Care and Control Director, Kaye Dickson, said her department will welcome all monetary donations to help offset the costs of caring for the animals from the recent hoarding cases. Donations can be mailed to the Pinal County Animal Care and Control, P.O. Box 3061 RS, Casa Grande, Arizona 85122.

Consider adopting a dog or cat from a local shelter or rescue league today. If you suspect a hoarding situation or animals in distress, SedonaEye.com four-legged star columnist, Harley McGuire asks humans to always “Err on the side of Care” and contact the local police or an animal humane society. You may save a life.

Contributers to this article are Joe Pyritz, Heather Murphy and Harley McGuire.

Harley McGuire, SedonaEye.com Star Columnist says spay or neuter your animals today!


  1. Sara of Pet Project says:

    Most animal hoarders don’t see themselves as hoarders, and sometimes don’t intentionally collect animals. Their relationship with their animals has threatened their relationships with friends and family.

    Most of these situations aren’t dealt with until they become criminal. This results in animals being euthanized by over-stressed shelters, and doesn’t address the underlying psychological issues – meaning nearly 100% of people end up in the same situation again.

    We are dedicated to finding comprehensive long-term solutions and believe therapy to be key to this. We can bring in experts to help people and their pets.

    If you or someone you know needs help because animals have overrun their life, visit http://www.animalhoardingproject.com to learn more and submit their story. Alternatively, contact me directly at help@animalhoardingproject.com or toll-free at 1 -877-698-7387. We will treat all submissions with confidentiality and respect.

  2. Vonda Gomez, Chandler AZ says:

    Ever walk up to a house with cats? Why Can’t Those People SMELL It? Some cultures say cats are bad luck. Phewwwww. I don’t even like dogs in a house. Animals belong on farms.

  3. Harley McGuire says:

    Thank you for your honesty, Vonda Gomez. Same as animals, people are all different and we won’t have to worry about you abusing too many pets since you don’t seem to like any of them.

    Harley McGuire

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