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April’s National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month Shines Light on Survivors Like Clyde

Written by: Arizona Humane Society
Each year, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) assists law enforcement with more than 6,900 cases of suspected animal cruelty.

April is National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Unfortunately, Clyde, a sweet 2-year-old Harrier mix, had to be treated in AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™ after suspected abuse.

On March 10, AHS’ Animal Cruelty Investigators responded to a call to assist Phoenix Police on a case involving suspected animal abuse. Upon arriving on the scene, it was found that Clyde needed medical care and was immediately transported to AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital, where he was examined and was treated medically.

Exams showed that Clyde had several fractured ribs, old fractures that have healed, broken teeth, was underweight and was treated for tenderness in his right hind leg.

On March 14, Phoenix Police arrested the man responsible for the pet’s wellbeing and booked him on one count of animal cruelty. The investigation remains ongoing.

Clyde is one of more than 6,900 suspected animal cruelty cases that AHS’ team assists law enforcement on each year. If you suspect animal abuse, cruelty, or neglect, we urge you to call your local police department or AHS’ Field Dispatch Team at 602.997.7585 Ext. 2073. Callers can remain anonymous.

Thankfully, Clyde has made a full recovery and is currently up for adoption! Those interested in giving Clyde a loving fur-ever home can find more information about adopting him here.

And right now, when you make a charitable donation to the Arizona Humane Society, Hill’s Pet Nutrition will match each and every dollar you give up to $15,000! This doubles your gift to help twice as many of our community’s most vulnerable animals and help end animal cruelty, giving pets like Clyde the second chance they deserve.

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