Pup named 'Ears' looking for forever home after owners deported

Posted at 9:19 AM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 09:52:08-04

A pup named "Ears" is searching for his new forever home after his owner was deported in February following a traffic stop.

Foothills Animal Rescue (FAR) says volunteers with the Humane Animal Rescue and Transport Team set up a humane trap to capture a stray that was reportedly lingering around Honor Health Scottsdale Shea Medical Center near 90th Street and Shea Boulevard. 

The Chihuahua-mix went into the mechanism and stayed on the blanket set up inside overnight, FAR said.

When volunteers arrived at the trap the following morning after discovering Ears inside he "scampered" away, but returned after finding treats left for him, FAR employees said. Eventually, they were able to capture the dog who they named Ears. 

Volunteers quickly went to work trying to learn more about the pup's background and learned that the night before Ears discovered the cage trap, a car was pulled over by Scottsdale police for a traffic violation. 

The people inside the car were detained and police told a hospital security guard that they would be likely leaving the country and wouldn't be returning anytime soon. 

At some point during the incident, Ears escaped the car but decided to stick around the area in case his owners returned to find him. Unfortunately for the dog, they never came back. 

Volunteers fostered Ears in hopes that a family member or friend came forward looking for him. After waiting for someone to claim the pup, he was taken to FAR and placed up for adoption. 

FAR is hoping to find Ears a new family that'll love and care for him. 

Ears knows basic commands. He also doesn't mind being dressed up in silly outfits or posing for pictures. He's great with other dogs and is eager to find a new place to call home. His adoption fee is $175. He is neutered microchipped and vaccinated.

Anyone interested in meeting Ears can visit Foothills Animal Rescue's Brynne Smith Memorial Campus & Adoption Center at 10197 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale.