Rescued Wittmann dogs up for adoption in Phoenix

Posted at 8:25 PM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 23:25:19-04

After a number of dogs were seized in Wittmann in May, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has put them up for adoption at his MASH unit.

The lucky winners of a lottery, which gave winners a chance to adopt one of the puppies, lined up Friday morning for a chance to adopt one of the many rescued "designer dog."

Early Friday morning, Sheriff Joe Arpaio attended the event to award the lottery winners, some of whom waited in line for hours in order to get a chance to adopt a puppy. 

The dogs include English Bulldogs, Labradoodles and Maltese puppies. 

The dogs were rescued from Wittmann during the summer and have received treatment in the Sheriff's no-kill animal shelter, which is located around First Avenue and Madison Street in the First Avenue Jail which now serves as an animal shelter. 

Officials served a search warrant at a home back in May after MCSO responded to a tip about horrendous breeding conditions. 

The puppies were found being raised in wooden boxes in the backyard. Inside the house was animal feces and urine on the floor. MCSO said many of the dogs were living in their own waste.