Arizona Humane Society (AHS) is a no-kill shelter that is active in fighting for the interest of animals across the state. It helps animals find their forever homes, provide medical care to sick animals, and find justice for those animals who are victims of cruelty and abuse.

Since 1957, AHS has helped hundreds of thousands of animals to find their forever homes. Most of the animal stories from AHS have become news items. One of the successful animal stories at AHS is about a two-year-old Pitbull named Ashton.

Ashton was found on the side of a busy road, looking exhausted, hungry, and thirsty. He had collapsed due to pain and dehydration. He had suffered a severe trauma that caused his eyeballs to be dislocated from the sockets.


Ashton was in extreme pain when he was brought to the AHS’s Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital located at the Sunnyslope Campus for emergency surgery. Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital was the largest trauma center for stray animals in the Southwest part of the United States. Sadly, vets couldn’t do anything to save his eyes.

After his recovery, Ashton was trained by AHS’s Behavior Team to live without sight. He was taught to depend on his other senses.

Despite the trauma he had been into, Ashton remained to be optimistic and sweet. He loves showing his affection to everyone who goes near him.

After a few more weeks at AHS, Ashton was able to find his forever home! His adoptive parents accepted him despite being blind.

Ashton is only one of the thousands of stray animals that AHS helps in recovering from their trauma and illness. If not for the generous donors of AHS, they will not be able to fulfill their missions in providing the best care to disadvantaged animals.

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Cathy D. Evans
Life-long fan of all dogs including Finnegan pictured here. He's a Chinook about a year old with the most wonderful personality. Please enjoy this dog website and its content. “Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.” —Cesar Millan (dog trainer)


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