Hazel and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters

Every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of those, about 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.

Each week, The Arizona Republic highlights a handful of the many pets up for adoption at Valley shelters. To check the status of a specific animal, please contact the shelter directly.

Hazel: A dog as sweet as candy

Interested adopters can view available pets, like Hazel, and schedule an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.

Hazel is an adorable four-year-old American pit bull terrier that was rescued by an Arizona Humane Society Emergency Animal Medical Technician as an injured stray in early September. Once in AHS’ animal trauma hospital, it was found that she had a swollen eye and some mild wounds, which were treated and removed over the course of a few weeks of medical treatment including surgery to remove the mass.