Kimmy the chihuahua is ready for adoption after being nursed back to health. She was found in a Dumpster.

Photo credit: Pima County Health Department

About a month after Kimmy the Chihuahua was found shivering and frightened in a midtown partment Dumpster, the small dog is ready for adoption.

She'll be at the Pima County Animal Care Center on Silverbell Road.

Kimmy was nursed back to health by animal cruelty investigator Steve Montano. Now that she’s been spayed, she can go home right away when her new family finds her.

Montano said the eight-pound dog was scared at first, but settled right in.

She is roughly five years old, and loves to sleep and cuddle. She enjoys meeting new people and gets along with his other foster dog.

Leaving a dog in a Dumpster is criminal as well as cruel, Montano said. It’s free to bring an unwanted dog to the shelter at 4000 N. Silverbell Road, where it at least has a chance at finding another home.

Kimmy will be among the dozens of cats and dogs available for adoptions at Pima Animal Care Center’s Tailwaggin’ Tailgate event on Saturday, March 9, in honor of the last University of Arizona basketball game of the regular season.

In honor of the ‘Cats, Pima Animal Care Center will waive the adoption fee for one cat for anyone who is wearing UA gear between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m..

And to make sure pups like Kimmy aren’t left out of all the fun, those home team aficionados who are more partial to canines can name their own adoption fee for the dogs.

A dog walk and cat cuddle will kick off the festivities from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.

The local shelter is part of the Pima County Health Department.