PHOENIX — Update: (February 25, 2020)
According to AZ Humane Society's Instagram page, both Puddles and Cuddles have been adopted!
Humane Society officials say eight families showed up interested in adopting the pups so a drawing was held. Cuddles now lives in Chandler with two other canine siblings and Puddles now resides in Phoenix.
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🎉 Puddles and Cuddles have been ADOPTED! 🎉 . In late January, the Mesa Fire Department rescued two Shar-pei puppies from a car that crashed and caught fire. The Mesa Police Department seized the two pups who were then transferred to an overnight clinic prior to coming to AHS' Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™. The puppies, both four-month-old females now named Puddles and Cuddles, have been in AHS’ care since. Fortunately, both pups just had a couple of minor scabs on their paws, but were being held under protective custody until their court release to AHS. The case is currently ongoing through the Mesa Police Department. . Swipe to see their adorable adoption photos and the wrinkliest, silliest, cutest video EVER 🐾❤️
Two Shar-Pei puppies that were rescued from a truck that crashed into a Mesa gas station and caught fire are looking for their "fur-ever" home.
The crash occurred at a QuikTrip station near McKellips Road and Country Club Drive late last month.
Police say Eduardo Marquez was driving in a pickup truck and crashed into the gas pumps at the station. He then allegedly fled the scene on foot while the truck caught fire. Inside the truck were two puppies who were fortunately rescued by fire crews.
The puppies were treated at a Mesa veterinary center for burns on their paws and melted plastic in their fur before they were transferred to the Arizona Humane Society's Trauma Hospital.
The puppies, both six-month-old females now named Puddles and Cuddles, have been in AHS’ care ever since.
The suspect faces charges for DUI, leaving the scene of a collision, criminal damage and two counts of animal cruelty.
Puddles and Cuddles Adoption Day Info:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope Campus
9226 N. 13th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021