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Charity dedicates its time to helping animals in Dogpatch

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Charity dedicates its time to helping animals in Dogpatch

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Feb 15, 2014 - UPDATED: Feb 17, 2014

Warning: The images in this story are graphic in nature.

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - While driving down a rural dirt road, Nancy comes across something she's seen before, a dead puppy lying on the side of the road. The same puppy she reported seeing last weekend.

"It was rolled up in this blue blanket, stuffed in a box and that white blanket was on top of him," she said.

Nancy, who asked us to only use her first name, puts the puppy back in its blanket and makes a note to call Pima Animal Care Center.

This isn't Nancy's job. Instead, as the founder of Angels for Animals Tucson, she comes out here two or three times a week in her free time, hoping to make some kind of dent in the problem.

"What we mainly come down here to do is fill the feeding stations and the water stations for the stray animals," she said.

She has set up two feeding stations based on areas they see the most strays.

But she's seen her share of horrors too.

"Someone had taken a pitbull, a dead pitbull and they glued onto an actual piece of plywood, propped it up with really nice rocks and stuck a burrito in its mouth," she said.

Nancy says she doesn't know what the solution is to this problem, she only hopes that the residents who live out here will speak up more often.

"Everyone needs to rally together," she said. "They need to get out and do something. They have to keep their eyes open. They need to call in when they see criminal activity."

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If you're interested in learning more about Angels for Animals Tucson, or want to know how you can help, visit its Facebook Page.

If you ever come across criminal activity in the Dogpatch area, you can report it by calling 911 or 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.