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Animal Abuse

Injured puppy left in trash prompts probe in Sierra Vista

Injured puppy left in trash prompts probe in Sierra Vista

An injured puppy abandoned in a Dumpster at a Sierra Vista apartment complex has prompted an investigation.

April 18, 2014 11:46 amLoading…

Tougher animal abuse laws get preliminary nod from lawmakers

PHOENIX — A House panel agreed Tuesday to stiffen penalties for those who abuse pets, but only after carving out what essentially amounts to special treatment and looser regulations for farmers and ranchers.

February 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona House committee pushes tougher penalities for some animal abuse

PHOENIX — A House panel agreed today to stiffen penalties for those who abuse pets — but only after carving out what essentially amounts to special treatment — and looser regulations — for farmers and ranchers.

February 11, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Animal Welfare court responds to special kind of crime

Animal Welfare court responds to special kind of crime

After presiding over an especially difficult case of animal abuse, Pima County Justice of the Peace Maria Felix started to search for a better way to handle the ever-increasing flow of animal-related cases in Pima County Consolidated Justice Court.

September 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Legislature Briefs

Animal abusers would lose right to have pets

March 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

House panel bans animals' use as prizes; goldfish OK

PHOENIX - Turtles, rabbits and parakeets could soon be out of bounds.

February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Lawmaker's plan would forbid the use of live animals as prizes

PHOENIX - It's a carnival midway icon. Get the pingpong ball in the fish bowl, and win the fish. But maybe no more.

January 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

City charge filed in police dog's heat death

An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer has been charged with animal neglect for leaving his canine partner in a hot patrol car for hours, resulting in the dog's death.

August 23, 2012 12:00 am

Proposed specialty court aims for better handling of animal-abuse cases

A few years back, Pima County Justice of the Peace Maria Felix remembers presiding over an animal abuse case so horrendous, she wanted to cry.

May 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Bill would exempt ranchers from local dog-cruelty laws

A disagreement between a Southern Arizona rancher and Pima County animal care officials could determine whether legislators create a new exemption from state and local animal-cruelty laws.

March 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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