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Dog Abandoned At Gas Station With Note Around Her Neck Gets A Second Chance

The red tag tied to the young dog’s collar read, “Hello, my name is Miah. I am housebroken and homeless. Please help me. Thanks so much.” Her former owner(s) left her tied up at a truck stop in the blazing Avondale, Arizona heat. Melissa Gable with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control says the mixed breed dog is playful, friendly and only about a year old. Miah has also had basic obedience training – she sits and shakes on command.

POOR PUP! Miah was left tied up at an Avondale gas station with a tag saying she was homeless and needed help. Now she’s…

Posted by FOX 10 Phoenix on Monday, July 3, 2017


The MCACC shelter is an extremely busy facility that certainly sees its share of abandoned pets, but Gable says this case is particularly difficult because Miah was obviously loved, and for whatever reason, her family had to make the heartbreaking decision to leave her.

Screenshot via Fox 10 Phoenix


There is a fee for surrendering animals directly to the shelter, but staff are often willing to waive it depending on the situation.

“If you can’t afford it but you need to turn in your dog, please do come to us because we can work with you on it,” Gable told Fox 10 Phoenix. “We don’t want to see the dogs left out in the heat.”

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Posted by Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) – Adopt at on Monday, July 3, 2017


Miah will be available for adoption on July 5, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the MCACC shelter in Phoenix.

“I don’t know the circumstances behind why she was given up, but maybe that person is watching and it would probably mean a lot to them to know that a good family will come down and adopt her,” said Gable.


H/T to Fox 10 Phoenix

Featured Images via Facebook/Maricopa County Animal Care & Control  and Fox 10 Phoenix


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Written by Dina Fantegrossi
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