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Feds favor expansion of endangered wolf territory

Feds favor expansion of endangered wolf territory

The goal is to grow the Mexican wolf population to 325, but where they will roam is an issue.

November 24, 2014 8:56 pmLoading…
Feds favor expansion of endangered wolf territory

Feds favor expansion of endangered wolf territory

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it would finalize a decision in January.

November 24, 2014 4:29 pmLoading…
De-Stress — let someone else wash your dog at Oct. 12 greyhound benefit

De-Stress — let someone else wash your dog at Oct. 12 greyhound benefit

This just in from Karyn Zoldan —

September 23, 2014 4:47 pmLoading…
Matching donations sought for trap-neuter-return project

Matching donations sought for trap-neuter-return project

Pima Animal Care Center needs $10,000 to support cat program.

September 13, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
“Primp Your Pit” — $20 spay/neuter for pit bull mixes

“Primp Your Pit” — $20 spay/neuter for pit bull mixes

Here's a deal too important to miss.

August 14, 2014 4:37 pmLoading…
Arizona women arrested for animal cruelty, neglect

Arizona women arrested for animal cruelty, neglect

One case involves alleged abuse of miniature horses.

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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

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'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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