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  • BREAKING

    PACC rescues 38 cats, kittens from Tucson home

    PACC rescues 38 cats, kittens from Tucson home

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:36:30 GMT
    (Source: Pima Animal Care Center)(Source: Pima Animal Care Center)

    Pima Animal Care Center said it found 38 cats and kittens living with piles of trash, bugs and waste in a central Tucson home.

    Pima Animal Care Center said it found 38 cats and kittens living with piles of trash, bugs and waste in a central Tucson home.

  • Pet Pals: Meet Harley

    Pet Pals: Meet Harley

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-07-19 20:55:17 GMT
    Harley (Source: Tucson News Now)Harley (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Harley is a 1-year-old boy who would do well with a forever family willing to spend time on walks and exercise his active mind. 

    Harley is a 1-year-old boy who would do well with a forever family willing to spend time on walks and exercise his active mind. 

  • Tuesday's Tail: Jacob and Minnie

    Tuesday's Tail: Jacob and Minnie

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-07-18 20:08:52 GMT
    Jacob (Source: KOLD News 13)Jacob (Source: KOLD News 13)

    We have two dogs looking for homes on today's Tuesday's Tail: Jacob, a 3-month-old puppy and Minnie, a 6-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix.

    We have two dogs looking for homes on today's Tuesday's Tail: Jacob, a 3-month-old puppy and Minnie, a 6-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix.

  • BREAKING

    WATCH: Video appears to catch man stealing dog from Tucson yard

    WATCH: Video appears to catch man stealing dog from Tucson yard

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:23:01 GMT
    (Source: Gracie Monares)(Source: Gracie Monares)

    Gracie Monares said video shows a man taking her dog out of the backyard of her Tucson home.

    Gracie Monares said video shows a man taking her dog out of the backyard of her Tucson home.

  • Temperatures getting hotter, baby Cooper's hawks are hitting the ground

    Temperatures getting hotter, baby Cooper's hawks are hitting the ground

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-06-21 23:44:57 GMT
    A young Cooper's Hawk with feathers and white down showing. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)A young Cooper's Hawk with feathers and white down showing. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reminding the public that as temperatures get hotter, they may see more baby Cooper's hawks start hitting the ground.  

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reminding the public that as temperatures get hotter, they may see more baby Cooper's hawks start hitting the ground.  

  • Giant tortoise leads police on low-speed chase

    Giant tortoise leads police on low-speed chase

    Thursday, July 13 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-07-13 20:57:32 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-07-13 20:57:32 GMT
    Police in Gilbert, Arizona rescued a very large tortoise Thursday and are seeking its owner. (Source: Gilbert Police Department/CNN)Police in Gilbert, Arizona rescued a very large tortoise Thursday and are seeking its owner. (Source: Gilbert Police Department/CNN)

    The chase to capture him was short, police joked. 

    The chase to capture him was short, police joked. 

  • 'Ugliest dog in the world' saved by humans who see his heart

    'Ugliest dog in the world' saved by humans who see his heart

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-07-12 23:40:55 GMT
    (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)

    On the 4th of July, a lonely old dog wandered out of the woods in Hickory and seemed to ask for help.

    On the 4th of July, a lonely old dog wandered out of the woods in Hickory and seemed to ask for help.

  • TUESDAY'S TAIL: Bailey and Fox

    TUESDAY'S TAIL: Bailey and Fox

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-07-12 19:25:07 GMT

    Today we have two Tuesday Tails, Bailey and Fox! 

    Today we have two Tuesday Tails, Bailey and Fox! 

  • Pet Pals: Nicholas

    Pet Pals: Nicholas

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-07-12 17:31:27 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    This week's Pet Pal is "Nicholas!" This 4-year-old Chow mix really needs to find his forever family.

    This week's Pet Pal is "Nicholas!" This 4-year-old Chow mix really needs to find his forever family.

  • Pima Co. Board of Supervisors approves changes to PACC fee ordinance

    Pima Co. Board of Supervisors approves changes to PACC fee ordinance

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 11:03 AM EDT2017-07-12 15:03:54 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    According to a Pima County news release, the revisions include new sheltering and veterinary care fees for Marana and Sahuarita residents, as well as updated wording throughout the ordinance.   

    According to a Pima County news release, the revisions include new sheltering and veterinary care fees for Marana and Sahuarita residents, as well as updated wording throughout the ordinance.   

  • Pima Co. considers code change to allow raising of chickens in additional residential zones

    Pima Co. considers code change to allow raising of chickens in additional residential zones

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-07-05 14:49:49 GMT
    (Source: Pablo/Buffer)(Source: Pablo/Buffer)

    According to the release, the proposed zoning amendment would "permit the keeping of female chickens for personal food production in small-lot residential zones where it currently is prohibited.

    According to the release, the proposed zoning amendment would "permit the keeping of female chickens for personal food production in small-lot residential zones where it currently is prohibited.

  • Dogs at risk on the Fourth of July

    Dogs at risk on the Fourth of July

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-07-04 23:38:03 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    There is no way to tell how many frightened dogs escape on the July 4th holiday but because of the big increase in dogs hit by cars, bitten by rattlesnakes or just showing up in strangers' backyards, it's thought to be a significant number. 

    There is no way to tell how many frightened dogs escape on the July 4th holiday but because of the big increase in dogs hit by cars, bitten by rattlesnakes or just showing up in strangers' backyards, it's thought to be a significant number. 

  • Pet safety tips for the Fourth of July

    Pet safety tips for the Fourth of July

    Friday, June 30 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-07-01 02:20:10 GMT
    (Source: Pima County)(Source: Pima County)

    Not every member of the family may enjoy the fireworks, pets included.  The Pima Animal Care Center is offering a few safety tips for pet owners during the Fourth of July.  

    Not every member of the family may enjoy the fireworks, pets included.  The Pima Animal Care Center is offering a few safety tips for pet owners during the Fourth of July.  

  • City of Sierra Vista offers tips on keeping pets safe on the 4th of July

    City of Sierra Vista offers tips on keeping pets safe on the 4th of July

    Thursday, June 29 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-06-30 01:13:39 GMT
    Photo illustration source: http://www.yourdog.co.uk/Photo illustration source: http://www.yourdog.co.uk/

    The most common risk is the potential for fireworks to spook pets, especially dogs, into running away and getting lost. 

    The most common risk is the potential for fireworks to spook pets, especially dogs, into running away and getting lost. 

  • Sierra Vista Animal care center to host open house

    Sierra Vista Animal care center to host open house

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 12:51 AM EDT2017-06-28 04:51:48 GMT

    Called Raise a Paw for Freedom, the open house will feature special adoption rates, pet safety information, and a Fourth of July themed pet photo booth.

    Called Raise a Paw for Freedom, the open house will feature special adoption rates, pet safety information, and a Fourth of July themed pet photo booth.

  • Tuesday's Tails: Corona and Keeto!

    Tuesday's Tails: Corona and Keeto!

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-06-27 21:43:53 GMT
    Corona & Keeto (Source: Tucson News Now)Corona & Keeto (Source: Tucson News Now)

    There were two tails wagging in the KOLD News 13 studios at noon, with Pima Animal Care Center featuring Corona and Keeto.  Here's the low down on this wonderful waggers!

    There were two tails wagging in the KOLD News 13 studios at noon, with Pima Animal Care Center featuring Corona and Keeto.  Here's the low down on this wonderful waggers!

  • Volunteers needed for PACC’s Community Dog Walk on July 4

    Volunteers needed for PACC’s Community Dog Walk on July 4

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:35:04 GMT
    (Source: Pima County/Pima Animal Care Center)(Source: Pima County/Pima Animal Care Center)

    “Our pets love the attention they get during these community events,” said Gina Hansen, Volunteer coordinator at PACC, in a recent news release. “It helps them stay happy, healthy, and hopeful as they wait for their forever homes.” 

    “Our pets love the attention they get during these community events,” said Gina Hansen, Volunteer coordinator at PACC, in a recent news release. “It helps them stay happy, healthy, and hopeful as they wait for their forever homes.” 

  • Rescue groups looking to raise $30,000 for Payoff Vet Debt Campaign

    Rescue groups looking to raise $30,000 for Payoff Vet Debt Campaign

    Monday, June 26 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-06-26 20:05:55 GMT

    Last year 11 organizations racked up tens of thousands of dollars in vet bills. Now they need your help to make sure every animal finds a forever family.

    Last year 11 organizations racked up tens of thousands of dollars in vet bills. Now they need your help to make sure every animal finds a forever family.

  • Puppy rescue inspires Tucson business owner to help other animals

    Puppy rescue inspires Tucson business owner to help other animals

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:41:49 GMT
    Zoey (Source: Pima County)Zoey (Source: Pima County)

    The incident has moved the owner of Baja Cafe to match all donations, up to $2,500, to the Medical Fund.

    The incident has moved the owner of Baja Cafe to match all donations, up to $2,500, to the Medical Fund.

  • PACC hires new department director

    PACC hires new department director

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-06-21 22:56:30 GMT
    Kristen Auerbach (Source: Kristen Auerbach)Kristen Auerbach (Source: Kristen Auerbach)

    “We are excited that Ms. Auerbach has decided to join the PACC team and make Pima County her home,” said Dr. Francisco García, assistant county administrator for health services & chief medical officer, in the news release. “She has the vision, passion, and leadership skills we need to take PACC to the next level of lifesaving and public service.”

    “We are excited that Ms. Auerbach has decided to join the PACC team and make Pima County her home,” said Dr. Francisco García, assistant county administrator for health services & chief medical officer, in the news release. “She has the vision, passion, and leadership skills we need to take PACC to the next level of lifesaving and public service.”

  • Phoenix man bit by rattlesnake while saving dog's life

    Phoenix man bit by rattlesnake while saving dog's life

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-06-20 22:54:42 GMT
    Wednesday, June 21 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-06-21 20:50:37 GMT
    Michael Seaburgh was bit by a rattlesnake Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Michael Seaburgh was bit by a rattlesnake Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Michael Seaburgh insists the pain from the rattlesnake bite on his hand is nothing compared to the distress he would have felt if something had happened to his dog, Max. "I knew the snake was going to bite him, so I figured I didn't want the dog to get bitten," said Seaburgh. 

    Michael Seaburgh insists the pain from the rattlesnake bite on his hand is nothing compared to the distress he would have felt if something had happened to his dog, Max. "I knew the snake was going to bite him, so I figured I didn't want the dog to get bitten," said Seaburgh. 

  • Tucson chicken owners say some birds dying in record breaking heat

    Tucson chicken owners say some birds dying in record breaking heat

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-06-21 20:38:27 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Tucson chicken owners are going the extra mile to keep their flocks cool after some claim they've lost several of their chickens because of the record-breaking heat. 

    Tucson chicken owners are going the extra mile to keep their flocks cool after some claim they've lost several of their chickens because of the record-breaking heat. 

  • Wildlife rehab center receiving more calls as temperatures rise

    Wildlife rehab center receiving more calls as temperatures rise

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-06-21 01:13:45 GMT
    Veterinarian performing surgery on a coyote’s ear. (Source: Tucson Wildlife Center)Veterinarian performing surgery on a coyote’s ear. (Source: Tucson Wildlife Center)

    The Tucson Wildlife Center has received more than 200 calls from southern Arizona residents with concerns about birds and mammals that they are finding near their homes and at work.   

    The Tucson Wildlife Center has received more than 200 calls from southern Arizona residents with concerns about birds and mammals that they are finding near their homes and at work.   

  • Tuesdays Tails: Orla and Diamond

    Tuesdays Tails: Orla and Diamond

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:34:10 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    If you're interested in adopting either of these four legged friends, visit Pima Animal Care Center at 4000 North Silverbell Road.

    If you're interested in adopting either of these four legged friends, visit Pima Animal Care Center at 4000 North Silverbell Road.

  • Tucson woman reunited with service dog taken during carjacking

    Tucson woman reunited with service dog taken during carjacking

    Saturday, June 17 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-06-17 15:04:30 GMT
    (Source: DanaJoy Florio-May)(Source: DanaJoy Florio-May)

    A Tucson woman finally has one of her stolen service dogs back after five frightening days since they were separated by a carjacking.

    A Tucson woman finally has one of her stolen service dogs back after five frightening days since they were separated by a carjacking.

  • Heat 'crisis' forces PACC to take extreme measures

    Heat 'crisis' forces PACC to take extreme measures

    Friday, June 16 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-06-17 00:57:01 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    A place that is typically so welcoming has turned extremely restrictive because of recent extreme high temperatures. But these are the measures Pima Animal Care Center said they have to take for safety purposes.

    A place that is typically so welcoming has turned extremely restrictive because of recent extreme high temperatures. But these are the measures Pima Animal Care Center said they have to take for safety purposes.

  • Woman frustrated after three dogs attacked by javelina in her backyard

    Woman frustrated after three dogs attacked by javelina in her backyard

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-06-14 04:18:36 GMT
    Ribbon after an attack by javelina. (Source: Tucson News Now)Ribbon after an attack by javelina. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Angela Rome said her 6-year-old dog, Ribbon, was attacked by a javelina Tuesday morning in her backyard.  The attack left a bloody wound on Ribbon's mouth.  

    Angela Rome said her 6-year-old dog, Ribbon, was attacked by a javelina Tuesday morning in her backyard.  The attack left a bloody wound on Ribbon's mouth.  

  • Board of Supervisors OK cooperative agreement with Friends of PACC

    Board of Supervisors OK cooperative agreement with Friends of PACC

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:55:51 GMT
    (Source: Pima County)(Source: Pima County)

    “Friends of PACC is delighted to be the fundraising partner for Pima Animal Care Center,” said Tammi Barrick, Friends of PACC chair. “We see the wonderful work they do daily to save the companion pets of Pima County and appreciate the support of the community to strengthen the live-saving programs being implemented through donations.”

    “Friends of PACC is delighted to be the fundraising partner for Pima Animal Care Center,” said Tammi Barrick, Friends of PACC chair. “We see the wonderful work they do daily to save the companion pets of Pima County and appreciate the support of the community to strengthen the live-saving programs being implemented through donations.”

  • PetSmart donates about 250,000 meals of pet food

    PetSmart donates about 250,000 meals of pet food

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:40:12 GMT
    (Source: PetSmart)(Source: PetSmart)

    The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona received 250,000 meals of pet food as part of the PetSmart Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program, on Tuesday June 13.  

    The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona received 250,000 meals of pet food as part of the PetSmart Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program, on Tuesday June 13.  

  • Not bad to the bone: Failed police dog fired for being too nice gets royal gig

    Not bad to the bone: Failed police dog fired for being too nice gets royal gig

    Friday, June 9 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-06-10 00:12:40 GMT
    Gavel as a puppy. (Source: Governor of Queensland Facebook page)Gavel as a puppy. (Source: Governor of Queensland Facebook page)

    It's an immense pressure and responsibility to take a bite out of crime - especially if you're a law enforcement K9. 

    It's an immense pressure and responsibility to take a bite out of crime - especially if you're a law enforcement K9. 

  • Pima Medical Institute donates $100k to HSSA

    Pima Medical Institute donates $100k to HSSA

    Friday, June 9 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-06-10 00:03:37 GMT
    Rendering of the new HSSA campus. (Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona)Rendering of the new HSSA campus. (Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona)

    To date, the campaign to raise funds for the new building has reached the $7.7 million mark. HSSA hopes to raise a total of $10 million to build the new facility.

    To date, the campaign to raise funds for the new building has reached the $7.7 million mark. HSSA hopes to raise a total of $10 million to build the new facility.

  • BREAKING

    Game and Fish: Leave baby wildlife alone!

    Game and Fish: Leave baby wildlife alone!

    Friday, June 9 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-06-09 21:50:21 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department )(Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department )

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department said a deer, bobcat and javelina taken in as pets by Tucson residents were rescued in just the past seven days.

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department said a deer, bobcat and javelina taken in as pets by Tucson residents were rescued in just the past seven days.

  • Vets urge pet owners to watch for signs of dog flu after it surfaces in S.C., other states

    Vets urge pet owners to watch for signs of dog flu after it surfaces in S.C., other states

    Thursday, June 8 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-06-09 02:01:29 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    Pet owners are being urged to watch their dogs for signs of the dog flu after the first cases have been diagnosed in South Carolina. 

    Pet owners are being urged to watch their dogs for signs of the dog flu after the first cases have been diagnosed in South Carolina. 

  • Pet Pals: Meet Gunther!

    Pet Pals: Meet Gunther!

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-06-07 17:20:01 GMT

    Gunther has lots of energy, so he'd thrive with an active family who's willing to use his brain.

    Gunther has lots of energy, so he'd thrive with an active family who's willing to use his brain.

  • How to spot heat sickness in dogs

    How to spot heat sickness in dogs

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-06-06 23:55:22 GMT

    Arizona law requires owners provide their pets adequate food, water, shelter and medical attention.

    Arizona law requires owners provide their pets adequate food, water, shelter and medical attention.

  • Tuesday Tail(s): Kiki & Dahlia

    Tuesday Tail(s): Kiki & Dahlia

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-06-06 22:44:47 GMT
    Kiki, and Dahlia (Source: Tucson News Now)Kiki, and Dahlia (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Today's Tuesday Tails are Kiki and Dahlia. These two are not a bonded pair and can go to separate homes.

    Today's Tuesday Tails are Kiki and Dahlia. These two are not a bonded pair and can go to separate homes.

  • Seventh dog contracts potentially deadly disease in Pima County

    Seventh dog contracts potentially deadly disease in Pima County

    Monday, June 5 2017 7:23 PM EDT2017-06-05 23:23:59 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Several dogs in Pima County have contracted a potentially deadly disease, according to authorities. Officials said Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that can infect people and animals, has shown up in six dogs but there have been no human cases reported. 

    Several dogs in Pima County have contracted a potentially deadly disease, according to authorities. Officials said Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that can infect people and animals, has shown up in six dogs but there have been no human cases reported. 

  • PACC considering new rates for residents in towns without agreement

    PACC considering new rates for residents in towns without agreement

    Thursday, June 1 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-06-01 21:42:45 GMT

    According to a memo released by Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, it is unfair for county taxpayers to pay "for access to PACC care" at the same rate as those who have opted out.

    According to a memo released by Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, it is unfair for county taxpayers to pay "for access to PACC care" at the same rate as those who have opted out.

  • A K9 with a nose for electronics

    A K9 with a nose for electronics

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-06-01 03:38:51 GMT
    Fallon the electronic detecting canine. (Source: Tucson News Now)Fallon the electronic detecting canine. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    It may seem impossible to you and I, but to Fallon, the DPS K9. Finding electronics is one of her 2 jobs. 

    It may seem impossible to you and I, but to Fallon, the DPS K9. Finding electronics is one of her 2 jobs. 

  • Tuesday Tail(s): Lulu & Bandit

    Tuesday Tail(s): Lulu & Bandit

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-05-31 22:43:59 GMT
    Lulu and Bandit (Source: Tucson News Now)Lulu and Bandit (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Today's Tuesday Tail(s) are Lulu and Bandit.  This bonded pair are looking for a home full of love.  Lulu is a 5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier Mix and Bandit is a 5 year old Chihuahua mix. 

    Today's Tuesday Tail(s) are Lulu and Bandit.  This bonded pair are looking for a home full of love.  Lulu is a 5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier Mix and Bandit is a 5 year old Chihuahua mix. 

  • Enjoy evenings at Desert Museum's Cool Summer Nights: Creatures of the Night

    Enjoy evenings at Desert Museum's Cool Summer Nights: Creatures of the Night

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:14:09 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Stay out of the Arizona heat with the creatures of the night! Cool Summer Nights is underway at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 

    Stay out of the Arizona heat with the creatures of the night! Cool Summer Nights is underway at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 

  • Dog recovering after javelina attack

    Dog recovering after javelina attack

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:23 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:23:57 GMT
    Damage from javelina attack. (Source: Tucson News Now)Damage from javelina attack. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    A local family has a warning for dog owners, after a pack of javelina attacked their dog in their backyard. It happened in Vail near Old Spanish Trail not far from Valencia. 

    A local family has a warning for dog owners, after a pack of javelina attacked their dog in their backyard. It happened in Vail near Old Spanish Trail not far from Valencia. 

  • Protect your dog's paws in extreme heat

    Protect your dog's paws in extreme heat

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:25:06 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:07:58 GMT
    Bruce has been treated for burned paws (Source: Arizona Humane Society)Bruce has been treated for burned paws (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    We wouldn't walk around outside barefoot when the temps hit the triple digits. Yet some folks expect their dogs to be able to tolerate hot pavement or hiking trails. While your dog's paw pads may be tough, they are still sensitive. 

    We wouldn't walk around outside barefoot when the temps hit the triple digits. Yet some folks expect their dogs to be able to tolerate hot pavement or hiking trails. While your dog's paw pads may be tough, they are still sensitive. 

  • Park rangers warn pet owners to keep dogs off of hot trails

    Park rangers warn pet owners to keep dogs off of hot trails

    Friday, May 5 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-05-06 01:46:44 GMT
    Saturday, May 6 2017 10:53 AM EDT2017-05-06 14:53:06 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Before you take man's best friend on a hike with you, make sure you remember how the heat could affect your furry companion.

    Before you take man's best friend on a hike with you, make sure you remember how the heat could affect your furry companion.

  • Humane Society of Southern AZ offering weekly rattlesnake avoidance classes

    Humane Society of Southern AZ offering weekly rattlesnake avoidance classes

    Friday, May 5 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-05-06 00:47:06 GMT

    These classes will be offered on a weekly basis, to teach the dogs how to use their eyes, nose, and ears to recognize rattlesnakes and associate their appearance, scent, and sound with danger.  

    These classes will be offered on a weekly basis, to teach the dogs how to use their eyes, nose, and ears to recognize rattlesnakes and associate their appearance, scent, and sound with danger.  

  • AZ Diamondbacks expand Dog Days of Summer program

    AZ Diamondbacks expand Dog Days of Summer program

    Friday, April 7 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-04-08 01:25:05 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Diamondbacks)(Source: Arizona Diamondbacks)

    Launched in 2016, the Dog Days of Summer program ticket package was only for Sunday games, but with this new season that kicks off on Sunday, April 9,  you can now buy tickets and bring your dog on Monday too! 

    Launched in 2016, the Dog Days of Summer program ticket package was only for Sunday games, but with this new season that kicks off on Sunday, April 9,  you can now buy tickets and bring your dog on Monday too! 

  • Pima Animal Care Center offers new pet support hotline

    Pima Animal Care Center offers new pet support hotline

    Monday, September 26 2016 7:24 PM EDT2016-09-26 23:24:13 GMT
    (Source: Pima Animal Care Center)(Source: Pima Animal Care Center)

    According to Pima Animal Care Center there will be three PACC staff members running the hotline seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the weekday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

    According to Pima Animal Care Center there will be three PACC staff members running the hotline seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the weekday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

  • Pima Animal Care Center foster program

    Pima Animal Care Center foster program

    Wednesday, December 9 2015 9:41 AM EST2015-12-09 14:41:04 GMT
    Wednesday, December 9 2015 10:23 AM EST2015-12-09 15:23:14 GMT
    Interested in helping out a shelter animal, but are not quite ready to adopt, why not foster one. 

    Interested in helping out a shelter animal, but are not quite ready to adopt, why not foster one. 

  • Town of Sahuarita to launch Animal Services Division

    Town of Sahuarita to launch Animal Services Division

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-05-31 15:53:04 GMT
    (Source: Sahuaritaaz.gov)(Source: Sahuaritaaz.gov)

    According to a news release, the Sahuarita Town Council voted on May 8 to contract with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona for shelter services. Sahuarita is also hiring an animal control officer to work half time to enforce the town's animal codes and respond to resident calls. 

    According to a news release, the Sahuarita Town Council voted on May 8 to contract with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona for shelter services. Sahuarita is also hiring an animal control officer to work half time to enforce the town's animal codes and respond to resident calls. 

  • HSSA takes in 60 kittens from Yuma

    HSSA takes in 60 kittens from Yuma

    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-05-25 23:45:20 GMT
    Kittens in crates (Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona)Kittens in crates (Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona)

    A volunteer from the Yuma shelter drove the 60 kittens nearly five hours to the HSSA in Tucson, due to an overcrowding issue at the Yuma shelter.   

    A volunteer from the Yuma shelter drove the 60 kittens nearly five hours to the HSSA in Tucson, due to an overcrowding issue at the Yuma shelter.   

  • Scottsdale cat enjoys Insta-fame

    Scottsdale cat enjoys Insta-fame

    Sunday, May 21 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-05-22 02:57:01 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 2:03 AM EDT2017-05-22 06:03:06 GMT
    A Scottsdale woman's cat named Butter is enjoying newfound fame on Instagram. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A Scottsdale woman's cat named Butter is enjoying newfound fame on Instagram. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A Scottsdale woman and her cat are getting used to life as viral sensations.

    A Scottsdale woman and her cat are getting used to life as viral sensations.

  • Unadoptable dog turns into Ohio's first official police pitbull

    Unadoptable dog turns into Ohio's first official police pitbull

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-05-20 00:14:37 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Declared unadoptable by the Humane Society, but called perfect by The Clay Township Police Department, Leonard has been named the first official police pit bull in Ohio. 

    Declared unadoptable by the Humane Society, but called perfect by The Clay Township Police Department, Leonard has been named the first official police pit bull in Ohio. 

  • Dog food recalled, possibly contaminated with euthanasia drug

    Dog food recalled, possibly contaminated with euthanasia drug

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-04-27 15:40:51 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:32:47 GMT

    A California pet-food company is recalling two kinds of dog food because of a scare that it may contain a deadly drug.

    A California pet-food company is recalling two kinds of dog food because of a scare that it may contain a deadly drug.

  • PACC receives grant from Petco Foundation

    PACC receives grant from Petco Foundation

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-04-20 00:19:05 GMT

    “We’re so grateful that Petco Foundation is investing in Pima County’s pets,” Karen Hollish, director of development and marketing, said in a recent release. “These critically needed items will help our team save lives now and in our new shelter for years to come.” 

    “We’re so grateful that Petco Foundation is investing in Pima County’s pets,” Karen Hollish, director of development and marketing, said in a recent release. “These critically needed items will help our team save lives now and in our new shelter for years to come.” 

  • PetSmart recalls canned dog food due to possible choking hazard

    PetSmart recalls canned dog food due to possible choking hazard

    Friday, February 10 2017 5:02 PM EST2017-02-10 22:02:34 GMT

    PetSmart issued a voluntary recall of Grreat Choice canned dog food on Thursday, February 9 due to a possible health risk.

    PetSmart issued a voluntary recall of Grreat Choice canned dog food on Thursday, February 9 due to a possible health risk.

  • Emu caught after running wild on Interstate 10

    Emu caught after running wild on Interstate 10

    Friday, October 21 2016 1:46 PM EDT2016-10-21 17:46:42 GMT
    Friday, October 21 2016 7:32 PM EDT2016-10-21 23:32:11 GMT

    Reports of an emu loose on Interstate 10 spurred troopers to investigate Friday morning. 

    Reports of an emu loose on Interstate 10 spurred troopers to investigate Friday morning. And sure enough, the bird was located.

  • Bighorn sheep spotted in Tucson Mountains

    Bighorn sheep spotted in Tucson Mountains

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 1:43 PM EDT2016-03-29 17:43:12 GMT
    Tuesday, March 29 2016 3:35 PM EDT2016-03-29 19:35:39 GMT
    Bighorn spotted near Ajo Way. (Source:Rene Lopez/AZ Game and Fish)Bighorn spotted near Ajo Way. (Source:Rene Lopez/AZ Game and Fish)

    For the first time since the 1950s bighorn sheep have been spotted near the south end of the Tucson Mountains.  

    For the first time since the 1950s bighorn sheep have been spotted near the south end of the Tucson Mountains.  

  • What do you know about the praying mantis?

    What do you know about the praying mantis?

    Friday, August 5 2016 7:06 PM EDT2016-08-05 23:06:01 GMT
    Praying mantis (Source: Tyler Jenkins)Praying mantis (Source: Tyler Jenkins)

    We found these interesting photos in our See, Snap, Send it gallery (thanks Tyler Jenkins) and wondered how much do you know about the praying mantis?  

    We found these interesting photos in our See, Snap, Send it gallery (thanks Tyler Jenkins) and wondered how much do you know about the praying mantis?  

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