Memorial Weekend means rest and relaxation for some. It usually means a day off work, trips to the lake and barbecues in the backyard. For the volunteers of Animal Rescue Corps, it meant saving lives. Over the Memorial Day Holiday, Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) worked with the Graham County Sheriff’s Department to rescue sixteen animals from a property in Safford Arizona where they had been left alone in deplorable conditions. The 16 animals included 14 Bullmastiffs, 1 Pitbull and 1 Rabbit.
Animal Rescue Corps’ mission is to end animal suffering through direct and compassionate action, and to inspire the highest ethical standards of humanity towards animals.
ARC is a nonprofit animal protection organization that takes direct action in three ways. They conduct rescues of animals who fall victim to abuse and natural disaster. They create public awareness of animal suffering and they offer training and assessments for animal shelters, professionals and volunteers. They work closely with government institutions, law enforcement agencies, other animal protection organizations, and communities to improve and strengthen relationships between humans and animals.
Animal Rescue Corps’ State Liaison, Monica Orta Ailey, contacted the Graham County Sheriff’s Department about the property after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen. Many people do not feel that they should get involved; however, without this concerned citizen stepping forward to do the right thing, these animals would continue to suffer and eventually die. The Sheriff’s Department accompanied ARC’s President Scotlund Haisley to the property where the animals were living. The conditions were deplorable. The animals were all living in unsafe conditions without access to shade or water.
In conjunction with Graham County Animal Control, ARC removed the animals from the property and provided a temporary shelter at the Graham County Fairgrounds.
ARC’s President, Scotlund Haisley, said “In addition to the unsafe environment and lacking basic necessities, some of the animals are suffering from medical conditions such as fly strike, alopecia, and mammary tumors.”
The majority of the animals will be going to Mastiff rescue groups in Arizona, Texas and Louisiana. ARC will announce the placement partners as soon as possible and the animals will be available for adoption once pending medical and behavioral evaluations are completed.
Local mastiff rescue groups are bursting at the seams with animals needing forever homes. If you are interested in adopting one of these Bullmastiffs, consider one of the many Bullmastiffs that are already available for adoption through the local rescue groups. These groups work tirelessly to save Bullmastiffs (and other giant breed dogs) from situations such as these. Every dog in rescue is waiting for their forever home to find them and love them. Each dog that gets adopted will open a space for another to be rescued. Consider adopting today so that there are available foster homes for these recently rescued Bullmastiffs. If you cannot adopt, please consider volunteering, fostering or donating so many more Bullmastiffs and Giant Breed Dogs can be saved!
There are several giant breed rescues in the TX, LA, AZ areas that rescue Bullmastiffs. Some of these groups include:
- American Bullmastiff Association Rescue
- Big Dogs Huge Paws
- Save The Giants
There are rescue groups all over the United States. If you are unsure of the availability of adoptable dogs in your area, contact one of the groups and they will gladly point you in the right direction.
To learn more about Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) Please visit their OFFICIAL SITE http://animalrescuecorps.org/
If you would like to donate to Animal Rescue Corps, you can do so by donating HERE