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Another dumpster dog ready for new home

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Two months ago, a man found a puppy named Oscar in a park trashcan and brought him to the Humane Society. About a month ago, Oscar, despite a lame leg, was happy and healthy when he found a new family to adopt him.

But around the time he was adopted, another dog found herself in a situation that Oscar had faced months before – Kimmy, a 5-year-old Chihuahua, was left for dead in a Midtown apartment dumpster, said a Pima County spokeswoman,

Kimmy was the third dog found in the trash since the beginning of this year, including Oscar and another puppy named Kennedy who was dumped in a trashcan at Kennedy Park in late January, Rhonda Bodfield said in a news release.

Kimmy was found shivering and frightened in the dumpster and brought to animal cruelty investigator Steven Montano, who spent a month nursing her back to health.

Montano is now happy to report that the 8-pound, black and brown colored Chihuahua is healthy, spayed and ready to find a new home.

Kimmy was scared at first, but settled right in, said Montano. Now, she loves to sleep, cuddle, meet new people and go on walks around Reid Park. She has also been getting along with Montano’s other foster dogs.

“I see other dogs, unfortunately, that don’t get another opportunity,” said Montano in the news release. “So I really wanted to make sure she had a chance to get healthy and get out there and meet someone who would love her.”

Kimmy will be among dozens of cats and dogs up for adoption at Pima Animal Care Center’s Tailwaggin’ Tailgate event at the shelter on Saturday in honor of the last regular season basketball game for the Wildcats. 

The Pima Animal Care Center will waive the adoption fee of one cat for anyone wearing UA gear between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. Potential adopters looking for dogs will be able to name their own adoption fee, Bodfield said. 

A dog walk and cat cuddle will kick off the event from 8-10 a.m. And free food and games will be offered throughout the main adoption event. 

Dumping animals is cruel and criminal, said Montano. He reminded the community that it is free to bring an unwanted animal to the PACC located at 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. 

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