Puppies rescued from puppy mill finally go home

Posted at 6:47 AM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 09:47:45-04

Tails were wagging Sunday as puppies rescued from a Wittmann home puppy mill finally went home with loving families.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office rescued nearly 100 dogs during an animal cruelty and neglect case in May. Since then, the so-called designer breed pups have been in the care of the sheriff's MASH unit.

MCSO inmates and detention officers helped nursed many of the dogs back to health and when they were put up for adoption, the response was so overwhelming that a lottery had to be created.

Those who won that lottery picked up their new puppies, some English Bulldogs, Labradoodles and Maltese breeds, on Sunday morning.

All of the dogs are vaccinated and spayed or neutered and are embarking on a brand new family life.

MCSO says a $200 adoption/donation fee for these dogs goes toward helping the MASH unit.

If you're interested in adopting a puppy or other pet from the MASH unit, call 602-876-1212.