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Wolf habitat may expand, but north of I-40

Wolf habitat may expand, but north of I-40

Proposal is to extend the territory for releasing wolves.

July 28, 2014 2:11 pmLoading…
County money sought to end feral-cat euthanasia

County money sought to end feral-cat euthanasia

Program would trap, sterilize, vaccinate and rerelease the problem critters.

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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

In this July 1, 2014 photo released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, (IFAW) gray seals congregate on the shore in Chatham, Mass. Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that they are taking over large stretches …

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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

ROCKLAND, Maine — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.

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Iggy and Isa need a home

Iggy and Isa need a home

 Isa and Iggy are two of the cutest pups you'll ever meet — maybe a mix of pug/boxer or some-such.

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PAWSitively Cats no-kill shelter to Celebrate 4th Birthday

PAWSitively Cats no-kill shelter to Celebrate 4th Birthday

Folk-rock and blues musicians to help PAWSitively Cats celebrate saving lives 

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Tucson rescue groups desperately need foster homes

Tucson rescue groups desperately need foster homes

Top Five Reasons to Foster a Dog

June 17, 2014 8:47 amLoading…
'Dog vs. Cat' giveaway

'Dog vs. Cat' giveaway

Want a portrait of your pet illustrated by Chris Gall? It could happen.

June 17, 2014 7:40 am Photos

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June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona has reduced the adoption fee for cats and kittens through June, which is Adopt a Shelter Cat month.

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Find a furry friend at PACC 'tent sale'

The Pima Animal Care Center is holding a “tent sale” throughout May to reduce dog overcrowding in the shelter.

May 13, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
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.

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Gene Twaronite: You’re a dog person or not — and I’m not

Gene Twaronite: You’re a dog person or not — and I’m not

Between 32,000 and 18,000 years ago, a transformation occurred that would have a profound impact on all human life. From that time forward, all days became dog days, as wolf genes became dog flesh and dwelt among us.

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Group transporting abandoned chihuahuas to other states

Group transporting abandoned chihuahuas to other states

PHOENIX — Retired orthopedic surgeon Peter Rork and his co-pilot Doyle, a black Labrador retriever, spend their free time flying precious, sometimes barking, cargo in Rork’s Cessna. His last flight in March included 30 small dogs traveling from the Valley to a shelter in Idaho.

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Ariz. animal cruelty bill moves to Senate

Ariz. animal cruelty bill moves to Senate

PHOENIX — State lawmakers agreed to create special exemptions from animal cruelty laws for farmers and ranchers despite complaints that it would ease penalties on those who abuse and beat farm animals to death.

March 10, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Sara Dent: Restrictions on puppy sales will protect city' animals

Sara Dent: Restrictions on puppy sales will protect city' animals

Puppy mills and backyard breeders are operations that emphasize profit above animal welfare. While there is no official definition, in a 1984 legal decision, the term “puppy mill” was defined as “a dog-breeding operation in which the health of the dogs is disregarded in order to maintain a l…

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Pima Animal Care costs and conditions raise conflicts

Pima Animal Care costs and conditions raise conflicts

Fights are relatively common inside the overcrowded kennels at the Pima Animal Care Center. Dogs growl, gnash their teeth and bits of flesh are torn as they fight in cramped quarters for limited resources.

December 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson may apply $3 to spay-neuter program

Tucson may apply $3 to spay-neuter program

Animal lovers might have a reason to cheer after Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

September 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Killer whale injured at SeaWorld in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — An 11-year-old killer whale injured during a show at SeaWorld in San Diego continues to recuperate but is currently not performing in the Shamu Show, SeaWorld said Wednesday.

October 03, 2012 2:00 pmLoading…

200 pit bulls can get spayed or neutered for $20

During the month of August, The Humane Society of Southern Arizona will spay or neuter 200 pit bulls and pit bull mixes for a special rate of $20.  The pits will also be treated to a free nail trim.

July 15, 2012 9:00 amLoading…

Adopt a pet for $10 today and tomorrow

Pima Animal Control Center is offering one last opportunity to adopt a pet for $10 with its "Find a Friend" weekend today and tomorrow.

July 14, 2012 9:00 amLoading…

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