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Special needs Shar-Pei needs a home

Posted at 10:37 AM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 13:37:35-04

PHOENIX — The Arizona Humane Society is looking for a home for a special needs Shar-Pei.

AHS staff says 10-year-old Wallace is living with Osteoarthritis and Hypothyroidism.

He was rescued by Phoenix Police back in July after he was found abandoned and tied up outside for more than six hours in 109 degree heat.

He survived solely on food and water that people in the neighborhood provided for him.

The AHS Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital says he was in bad shape when they received him, suffering from eye discharge, hair loss and skin issues. It was also discovered he had a mass growing on his abdomen, hypothyroidism and Osteoarthritis.

AHS were able to surgically remove the mass from his abdomen and have discovered that daily medication helps his achy joints and keeps his thyroid issue under control.

His quality of life is still good, however, due to ongoing care, AHS is hoping to find a special family that will be able to give him the care he needs for his "golden years."

There is no adoption fee for Wallace. Those interested in learning more about Wallace are encouraged to fill out an application at