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Valley animal shelter receives 10K pounds of food

One of the animals poses in front of the new food stockpile. (KTAR Photo/Sandra Haros)

PHOENIX -- A non-profit Valley animal shelter received 10,000 pounds of food Wednesday for abandoned or vulnerable animals.

Tempe police officers and court staff along with several local schools joined forces to help the Lost Our Home shelter.

Officers who respond to an abandoned, vacant or foreclosed property sometimes encounter an abandoned animal. It can be extremely difficult for officers to locate a shelter that is willing to provide medical care and a home for abused, injured animals until a permanent home with an adoptive family can be found.

"A lot of times we don't know what to do with them and we can't keep them, obviously," said Tempe Police Sgt. Mike Pooley. "Having a shelter like this in Tempe, to have people take these aminals, get them fed and cleaned, it's just a good thing for all of us."

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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