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Just one of the many volunteers with M.A.I.N., Medical Animals In Need. A 100% volunteer based rescue group that saves hundreds of sick and injured dogs (and a few cats, too) from the county's euthanasia list each year.

Tippen, a Pittie Pup that needs YOUR help!
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Tippen, a Pittie Pup that needs YOUR help!

Little Tippen is only 12 weeks old and he’s our new best friend! He was turned into the Arizona Humane Society as a stray and M.A.I.N. was contacted when AHS discovered that Tippen has trouble walking and often falls down. As you can see in his video, Tippen doesn’t let his condition stop him from […]

Jericho, Chihuahua Mix
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Jericho, Chihuahua Mix

Meet Jericho. This tiny boy was brought into the shelter after he was witnessed being hit by a car. A plea was sent out, and we answered the plea immediately. His injuries are painful and severe, but through it all he is the sweetest little boy. Although he has a femoral fracture and several pelvic […]

Beverly, Chihuahua
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Beverly, Chihuahua

Meet Beverly, the newest member of the MAIN family. One of our volunteers happened to be at the shelter when this tiny 6 lb girl was brought in. Her injuries are consistent with being dragged, possibly as the result of being hit by a car. The shelter asked if we could help and of course […]

Hudson, Terrier Mix
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Hudson, Terrier Mix

Meet Hudson!! This sweet little boy was rescued from the West shelter. We are unsure how his injuries happen, but they are quite extensive. His abdomen is so bruised and swollen. He has a fractured pelvis as well as a tibia and fibula fracture. We are sure he was someone’s loved pet. He’s a good […]

Palmer, Dachshund/Toy Fox Terrier mix
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Palmer, Dachshund/Toy Fox Terrier mix

Meet Palmer!! Palmer is a 4 year old Dachshund/Toy Fox Terrier mix who came to us from AHS with a severely fractured jaw. This poor little guy had to have been in such pain. 😢 He’s had xrays and is settled safely into a foster home while we formulate a treatment plan. The muzzle is […]

Milo, Poodle mix
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Milo, Poodle mix

Meet Milo. Milo is a 2 year old Poodle mix who came to us from AHS with a severely fractured pelvis. We have no idea how this happened to him, but we do know that he now will get all the love and medical care he deserves! We are hopeful that the fractures will heal […]

Carly, Terrier Puppy
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Carly, Terrier Puppy

Meet Carly. This tiny 8 week old Terrier puppy came into the shelter as a stray with a sibling. Her sibling was fine, and went to another rescue. We were asked to help Carly because something just wasn’t right with her… She appears to be blind, and has a large bump/fluid filled area on the […]

Felix, a Poodle Mix Puppy
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Felix, a Poodle Mix Puppy

Meet Felix. This sweet 18 month old boy was on the shelter euthanasia list for his horrible skin condition. We picked him up late Friday afternoon and took him to our vet immediately for bloodwork. We got him started on medication, and he’s in foster for the weekend while we wait on his results. Please […]

Mortimer, Poodle Mix Puppy
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Mortimer, Poodle Mix Puppy

Meet Mortimer. This 5 month old Poodle boy was brought into the Phoenix Shelter, matted and sick. When the hair was trimmed from his face, we found that his left eye was non-viable and that he had several wounds in his face that were filled of maggots! He’s in a loving foster home tonight. We have run bloodwork […]

Tipper, Maltese Mix
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Tipper, Maltese Mix

MAIN was alerted to a little Maltese mix at the west valley shelter that needed our help.  A broken jaw had left this little guy unable to eat and we knew that we had to meet him. What we found was a sweet and social pup that we knew instantly needed a hand. The shelter […]

Rudy, Pit Bull Mix Puppy
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Rudy, Pit Bull Mix Puppy

Rudy is 5 months old, tri-color, listed as a pit mix…positive for non-contagious Demodex mange. He loves to play ball and has been very good for a puppy. He’s VERY itchy kid right now, but he’ll feel SO much better when his meds start to kick in. Please, if you are able, help us with […]

Sir Meowpants, Siamese Mix Kitten
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Sir Meowpants, Siamese Mix Kitten

Meet our newest addition, Sir Meowpants! This little doll was brought into the County shelter. He was seriously injured and it was presumed he was attacked by a dog or a wild animal. He was originally taken home by a great lady as a County foster, thinking he would just need some time to heal […]

Guinevere, Australian Shepherd Mix
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Guinevere, Australian Shepherd Mix

Meet Guinevere. The shelter in Wilcox reached out to us about this darling Aussie puppy. At just 12 weeks of age, this little girl has had a rough start….. Guinevere was allegedly hit by a car, and her owner did not seek vet treatment. She was taken by the shelter in the hopes they could […]

Cotton, Poodle
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Cotton, Poodle

Meet Cotton. We received an urgent plea from the Humane Society of Yuma to help this tiny Poodle boy . He came in with a fractured distal femur on his right hind leg. The fracture is ugly and required surgery to repair the leg. We were initially not sure if we could save the leg […]

Sophia, Shar Pei Mix
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Sophia, Shar Pei Mix

Meet MAIN’s newest rescue, sweet 2 year old Sophia. Sophia was found abandoned, staggering down a molten sidewalk in Phoenix’s infamous summer. Infested with more than 1,000 blood-sucking ticks, she has been denied (presumably since day one) any basic right to health or happiness – and as we gaze upon her emaciated and tick-ridden body, […]

Connor, Australian Shepherd Mix
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Connor, Australian Shepherd Mix

We received an email from Pinal County Animal Shelter “We just took in this baby (less than 2 months old).  I do not know if he was bitten by something, hit by something or something else.  His head, face and ears are swollen.  His eyes and ears appear to be draining.” Fortunately, we have become […]

Ivy, Lab mix
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Ivy, Lab mix

We identified this poor girl last night as a possible MAIN dog and were discussing her situation when one of our wonderful fosters, Leslie messaged us this note. “My heart broke today. I saw the saddest dog I’ve seen in ages right next to the kennel that Catalina was in. She’s a white lab mix and […]

Catalina, Pit Bull Mix
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Catalina, Pit Bull Mix

Post by Medical Animals In Need (M.A.I.N.). As rescuers, many of us think we’ve seen it all. The horrors, the heartache, the wins and the losses become part of a daily life that I think all of us wish we could sometimes leave behind even for a short while.  But, just when we thought we […]

Perry, American Eskimo Mix
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Perry, American Eskimo Mix

Meet Perry. Animal control was contacted when a caller claimed that Perry had been attacked by another dog. Once back at the shelter however, it was discovered that Perry had been suffering from wounds for so long they had maggots in them! Staff cleaned him up the best they could and then called us. We […]

Misty, Labrador Mix
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Misty, Labrador Mix

This is Misty.  Left carpel wound, right rear also has multiple wounds, pain on extension of left hip.  Despite her injuries, she passed her county evaluation, so M.A.I.N. will be welcoming her into the family later on today. Medical Update, April 18th: Misty had a dislocated hip which Dr. Katie was able to pop back […]

Venicia, Pit Bull Mix
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Venicia, Pit Bull Mix

Meet Venicia. Venicia was left tied to a tree by a park/canal area with no food or water…carelessly abandoned to a fate unknown. Her right rear leg is injured and swollen and there is an open wound that is currently filled with dirt. County started treatment of Venecia’s injuries, but this sweet girl needed another […]

Harrison, Pit Bull Mix
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Harrison, Pit Bull Mix

Meet Harrison. Brought in as a stray, Harrison’s jaw is broken along with his spirit. He was scheduled to be euthanized this morning because of his injuries, but M.A.I.N. stepped in and now he’s the newest member of our growing family! Medical Update on Harrison, April 18th: Harrison can go to foster tomorrow. The vets […]

Laverne, Chihuahua Mix
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Laverne, Chihuahua Mix

Meet Laverne. Laverne was languishing at the west valley shelter with no hope to speak of… The M.A.I.N. team happened to be at the shelter transporting another dog when we saw Laverne. We saw a dog who’s fur had fallen out almost everywhere. A dog who looked as if she had lost all hope. A […]

Timber, Shepherd Mix
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Timber, Shepherd Mix

2 month old male shepherd mix found on the reservation with sarcoptic mange. Poor Timber.  All this kid can do is itch while the mites burrow through his skin. He is miserable and alone, and now he’s on the county’s euthanasia list. But, M.A.I.N. heard of this little boy’s plight, so the transporters rushed down […]

Bailey, Australian Shepherd Mix
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Bailey, Australian Shepherd Mix

It never ends… Meet Bailey. We received a call from the shelter about a 12 week old puppy that was just brought in, covered in some type of horrible burns. So, Don and Heather drove to the West Shelter to pick her up and take her to Bethany Animal Hospital. Despite the pain she was […]

Macy, Corgi/Dachshund Mix
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Macy, Corgi/Dachshund Mix

Meet Macy. At just three months old, Macy is so young to be in such bad shape. She was found as a stray and confirmed positive for Sarcoptic Mange, making her unadoptable at the shelter. As you can see from the photos, this poor girl can’t stop itching…it’s constant and Macy is miserable. Luckily, M.A.I.N. […]

Charlotte, Lab Mix
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Charlotte, Lab Mix

Meet Charlotte! This 3 month old puppy was brought in with a broken jaw and swollen right side of her face. Further x-rays at Bethany Animal Hospital show at least 6 skull fractures. She’ll need to have surgery on her jaw as soon as antibiotics reduce the risk of infection. Until then, she’s on injectable […]

Janie, Shepherd Mix
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Janie, Shepherd Mix

Meet Janie! Janie has a fractured Tibia, and has dealt with this painful injury for weeks while she waited for a lifeline. But, this sweet pup was so happy to meet her new foster mom, Kim that you’ll never see her flinch from the pain. A few goodbyes from her friends at the shelter and […]

Julep, Cairn Terrier Mix
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Julep, Cairn Terrier Mix

Meet Julep! This adorable girl has had it pretty rough lately…with multiple injuries and trouble walking, it is suspected Julep was hit by a car. Because of her injuries, she was scheduled to be euthanized. Despite her misfortunes, Julep still manages a few tail wags for her rescuers when they approach the cage. We like […]

Sasha, Thai Ridgeback Mix
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Sasha, Thai Ridgeback Mix

After years of neglect and over-breeding, Sasha’s owners decided she was no longer worthwhile to them so they surrendered her to the local animal control. She’s emaciated, depressed and has a skin condition which made her not suitable for adoption. We’ll know more about her medical state when her blood work and tests come back […]