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19 Pets Seized From Suspected Cruelty Case – Foster Heroes Needed
Pets From a Suspected Cruelty Case Need Your Help!AHS has been caring for 13 Chihuahuas ranging in age from 2-7 years, five cats and one rabbit who were removed from a home in Mesa in mid-January by the Mesa Police Department and Mesa Animal Control. Sadly, the pets are testing positive for ringworm, a highly-contagious fungal skin infection, similar to athlete’s foot, that can be spread from animal to animal, animal to human or human to human, yet when treated the pets will make a full recovery. While ringworm is one of the most common infectious skin diseases in young cats, dogs and rabbits can get it too and the treatment can be quite lengthy. AHS is currently seeking Foster Heroes to help take in and help treat these pets for ringworm for the next 8-12 weeks. AHS provides all training, support and medical supplies including sulfur for the twice-weekly dips, oral medication, gowns and gloves and can also provide food, treats and toys for enrichment. [one_half] What is needed to foster pets with ringworm?
- An isolated non-carpeted bathroom or room that is easy to clean
- A room free of upholstered furniture, if possible
- Personal protective equipment such as gowns, gloves and booties (AHS to provide)
- Swiffer™ and/or bleach (AHS can provide bleach, if needed)
- Length of foster period: 8-12 weeks with Sulfur dips twice a week
- Visit azhumane.org/foster
- Take the online foster orientation – 30 minutes
- Take the Ringworm online orientation – 20 minutes
- Submit an application and receive a phone call and a pet!