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  • Sahuarita man facing animal cruelty charges

    Sahuarita man facing animal cruelty charges

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-10-20 02:38:41 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to a Sahuarita Police Department news release, Brian Daniel beat his 10-year-old pug with a club and then choked it, trying to kill it because it was sick and had not eaten in two weeks.  

    According to a Sahuarita Police Department news release, Brian Daniel beat his 10-year-old pug with a club and then choked it, trying to kill it because it was sick and had not eaten in two weeks.  

  • Pet Pals: Meet Lucy!

    Pet Pals: Meet Lucy!

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-10-18 17:40:16 GMT

    This sweet girl is a 2-year-old American bulldog mix is very affectionate and playful. She'd love a yard to run in and rope toys for tug-of-war and tennis balls for games of catch. 

    This sweet girl is a 2-year-old American bulldog mix is very affectionate and playful. She'd love a yard to run in and rope toys for tug-of-war and tennis balls for games of catch. 

  • PACC seeks temporary homes for 100 dogs exposed to canine pneumovirus

    PACC seeks temporary homes for 100 dogs exposed to canine pneumovirus

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:17:01 GMT
    PACC looking for temporary homes for 100 dogs. (Source: Pima County)PACC looking for temporary homes for 100 dogs. (Source: Pima County)

    Do you have space in your home to help a sick pooch?  Then Pima Animal Care Center could use your help!   

    Do you have space in your home to help a sick pooch?  Then Pima Animal Care Center could use your help!   

  • HSSA: 3rd Annual SWEAT for PETS: Walk, Run & Roll

    HSSA: 3rd Annual SWEAT for PETS: Walk, Run & Roll

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:46:05 GMT
    (Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona)(Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona)

    Calling all walkers, runners, and rollers the Humane Society of Southern Arizona is hosting the 3rd annual SWEAT for PETS: Walk, Run & Roll event at the University of Arizona this weekend.  

    Calling all walkers, runners, and rollers the Humane Society of Southern Arizona is hosting the 3rd annual SWEAT for PETS: Walk, Run & Roll event at the University of Arizona this weekend.  

  • PACC receives grant from Maddie's Fund for pet foster program

    PACC receives grant from Maddie's Fund for pet foster program

    Friday, October 13 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-10-13 22:43:58 GMT
    (Source: Pima County)(Source: Pima County)

    “Our existing foster program targets very young animals as well as pets recovering from illnesses in injuries,” said Kristen Auerbach, Director of Animal Care Services at PACC, in a recent news release. “This grant will allow us to help a population which isn’t typically considered for foster – healthy, adult dogs and cats.”

    “Our existing foster program targets very young animals as well as pets recovering from illnesses in injuries,” said Kristen Auerbach, Director of Animal Care Services at PACC, in a recent news release. “This grant will allow us to help a population which isn’t typically considered for foster – healthy, adult dogs and cats.”

  • Pima Animal Care Center receives national recognition

    Pima Animal Care Center receives national recognition

    Thursday, October 12 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-10-13 02:09:11 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Wayne Pacelle, the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the U.S. paid a visit to the Pima Animal Care Center on Thursday, Oct. 12, recognizing the county for its work with animals, including building a new and much larger shelter.

    Wayne Pacelle, the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the U.S. paid a visit to the Pima Animal Care Center on Thursday, Oct. 12, recognizing the county for its work with animals, including building a new and much larger shelter.

  • Adorable canine duo needs forever home

    Adorable canine duo needs a forever home

    Thursday, October 12 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-10-12 15:00:08 GMT

    Jefe the Chihuahua and Jericho the German shepherd are very bonded, and need to be adopted together.

    Jefe the Chihuahua and Jericho the German shepherd are very bonded, and need to be adopted together.

  • Bear sighting, warning in Santa Cruz County

    Bear sighting, warning in Santa Cruz County

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-10-11 00:17:41 GMT
    Bear spotted in Rio Rico area. (Source: Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office)Bear spotted in Rio Rico area. (Source: Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office)

    The first sighting was reported in Calle Tecolote, a second at West Frontage Road north of Calle Tecolote, and a third sighting near Via Orquidia and Calle Tecolote.  

    The first sighting was reported in Calle Tecolote, a second at West Frontage Road north of Calle Tecolote, and a third sighting near Via Orquidia and Calle Tecolote.  

  • Tuesday's Tail: Fritos and kittens

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-10-10 19:54:13 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    Fritos is a 2-year-old shar-pei mix and came into Pima Animal Care Center as a stray. Also up for adoption are 3-month-old kittens.

    Fritos is a 2-year-old shar-pei mix and came into Pima Animal Care Center as a stray. Also up for adoption are 3-month-old kittens.

  • 5 misconceptions that should be dismantled during National Pit Bull Awareness Month

    5 misconceptions that should be dismantled during National Pit Bull Awareness Month

    Monday, October 9 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-10-10 02:52:17 GMT
    How could you hate this face? (Source: Tanita Gaither/WIS)How could you hate this face? (Source: Tanita Gaither/WIS)

    If you hear the words "pit bull," a few thoughts may run through your head.  

    If you hear the words "pit bull," a few thoughts may run through your head.  

  • Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter to celebrate grand opening for new shelter

    Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter to celebrate grand opening for new shelter

    Monday, October 9 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-10-09 23:50:31 GMT
    (Source: Daisy Elliott Photography/Hermitage No Kill Cat Shelter)(Source: Daisy Elliott Photography/Hermitage No Kill Cat Shelter)

    The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter will now have 9,000 square feet to provide sanctuary for more than 275 felines, many of which come from other shelters in the Tucson area and several even come in from out of state. 

    The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter will now have 9,000 square feet to provide sanctuary for more than 275 felines, many of which come from other shelters in the Tucson area and several even come in from out of state. 

  • Blessing of the Animals at St. Marks

    Blessing of the Animals at St. Marks

    Friday, October 6 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-10-06 04:55:54 GMT
    (Source: St. Mark's United Methodist Church)(Source: St. Mark's United Methodist Church)

    A Blessing of the Animals service will be held on the labyrinth of the Meditation Area. Well-behaved animals of all kinds, on leashes or in carriers or cages, are welcome to attend! 

    A Blessing of the Animals service will be held on the labyrinth of the Meditation Area. Well-behaved animals of all kinds, on leashes or in carriers or cages, are welcome to attend! 

  • PACC, Oro Valley to host free microchip clinic

    PACC, Oro Valley to host free microchip clinic

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-10-05 00:40:06 GMT

    “Microchipping is the easiest way to keep our community pets’ safe and united with their owners,” said Adam Ricci, who oversees PACC’s Animal Protection Services division, in a recent news release. “As long as owners keep their contact information up-to-date, the microchip will always link them to their pet.”

    “Microchipping is the easiest way to keep our community pets’ safe and united with their owners,” said Adam Ricci, who oversees PACC’s Animal Protection Services division, in a recent news release. “As long as owners keep their contact information up-to-date, the microchip will always link them to their pet.”

  • Pet Pals: Meet Chimichanga

    Pet Pals: Meet Chimichanga

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-10-04 19:01:33 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    "Chimichanga" is a sweet, 2-year-old pit bull mix who has so much love to give. 

    "Chimichanga" is a sweet, 2-year-old pit bull mix who has so much love to give. 

  • Puppies take over studio for Tuesday's Tail

    Puppies take over studio for Tuesday's Tail

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-10-03 19:10:48 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    Puppies ready for adoption and Chase, a 2-year-old shepherd mix, took over the Tucson News Now studio for the latest Tuesday's Tail.

    Puppies ready for adoption and Chase, a 2-year-old shepherd mix, took over the Tucson News Now studio for the latest Tuesday's Tail.

  • 'Panda' the dog recovering after someone slit her throat

    'Panda' the dog recovering after someone slit her throat

    Friday, September 29 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-09-29 18:36:20 GMT
    Friday, September 29 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-09-30 00:47:48 GMT
    Panda is recovering after someone slit her throat (Source: Arizona Humane Society)Panda is recovering after someone slit her throat (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    It's a horrifying case of animal abuse. Chandler police are looking for a suspect who slit a dog's throat. Thankfully, the dog, named "Panda," is going to be okay.  

    It's a horrifying case of animal abuse. Chandler police are looking for a suspect who slit a dog's throat. Thankfully, the dog, named "Panda," is going to be okay.  

  • Adopt cats and pit bulls at a discount in October

    Adopt cats and pit bulls at a discount in October

    Thursday, September 28 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-09-28 04:20:32 GMT

    Looking for a 'fur'ever friend, then this will be good news for you. The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center is offering discounted adoption fess for all pit bulls and cats in October.  

    Looking for a 'fur'ever friend, then this will be good news for you. The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center is offering discounted adoption fess for all pit bulls and cats in October.  

  • PACC taking precautions as more dogs at shelter with pneumovirus

    PACC taking precautions as more dogs at shelter with pneumovirus

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-09-27 00:51:22 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The county says it has reached a "critical percentage of new infections" so it is taking steps to keep the infection from spreading.

    The county says it has reached a "critical percentage of new infections" so it is taking steps to keep the infection from spreading.

  • Pet Pals: Meet Liko!

    Pet Pals: Meet Liko!

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:53 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:53:39 GMT
    Liko (Source: Tucson News Now)Liko (Source: Tucson News Now)

    This sweet 2-year-old Labrador retriever mix is very affectionate. If you'd like to meet Liko, call The Humane Society of Southern Arizona at 520-327-6088.

    This sweet 2-year-old Labrador retriever mix is very affectionate. If you'd like to meet Liko, call The Humane Society of Southern Arizona at 520-327-6088.

  • Tuesday's Tail: Waldo and Pinto

    Tuesday's Tail: Waldo and Pinto

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:36:02 GMT
    Pinto (Source: KOLD News 13)Pinto (Source: KOLD News 13)

    Meet this week's Tuesday's Tails, Waldo and Pinto! 

    Meet this week's Tuesday's Tails, Waldo and Pinto! 

  • 16th annual Tucson Reptile & Amphibian show & sale

    16th annual Tucson Reptile & Amphibian show & sale

    Monday, August 7 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-08-08 00:49:29 GMT

    Calling all reptile enthusiasts!  It's that time of year again ... reptile and amphibian show and sale time.   The show is happening Oct. 7 - 8 at the Tucson Expo Center.

    Calling all reptile enthusiasts!  It's that time of year again ... reptile and amphibian show and sale time.   The show is happening Oct. 7 - 8 at the Tucson Expo Center.

  • AZGFD: Porch ceiling fans a hazard to bats that use hummingbird feeders

    AZGFD: Porch ceiling fans a hazard to bats that use hummingbird feeders

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-09-19 00:05:46 GMT
    Lesser long-nosed bat (Source: gailhampshire/Flickr)Lesser long-nosed bat (Source: gailhampshire/Flickr)

    According to a news release from Arizona Game and Fish Department, ten bats in the last month have been killed or injured when struck by ceiling fan blades, while seeking out hummingbird feeders. 

    According to a news release from Arizona Game and Fish Department, ten bats in the last month have been killed or injured when struck by ceiling fan blades, while seeking out hummingbird feeders. 

  • Humane Society of Southern Arizona to host 'Tails and Ales'

    Humane Society of Southern Arizona to host 'Tails and Ales'

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:45:31 GMT
    (Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona)(Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona)

    "Kick back and relax while your dog gets a bath and enjoy a cold beer, all while you’re helping the homeless pets in our community,” said Steff Hunter, HSSA Events Manager in a news release. 

    "Kick back and relax while your dog gets a bath and enjoy a cold beer, all while you’re helping the homeless pets in our community,” said Steff Hunter, HSSA Events Manager in a news release. 

  • New PACC facility 70 percent complete

    New PACC facility 70 percent complete

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:06:57 GMT
    New shelter being built behind the old one on Silverbell Road. (Source: Pima Animal Care Center)New shelter being built behind the old one on Silverbell Road. (Source: Pima Animal Care Center)

    “This new facility is going to be a game changer for PACC,” said Kristen Auerbach, PACC Director, in a recent news release. “The community support and anticipation around the construction has been incredible. The new PACC was designed with the care of the pets in mind and we can’t wait to open the doors to Phase I in December.”.

    “This new facility is going to be a game changer for PACC,” said Kristen Auerbach, PACC Director, in a recent news release. “The community support and anticipation around the construction has been incredible. The new PACC was designed with the care of the pets in mind and we can’t wait to open the doors to Phase I in December.”.

  • Pet Pals: Meet Trey

    Pet Pals: Meet Trey

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-09-13 19:19:26 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Trey is an adorable, 3-year-old pit bull mix who is house trained, loves to play with toys and prefers a home without stairs.

    Trey is an adorable, 3-year-old pit bull mix who is house trained, loves to play with toys and prefers a home without stairs.

  • Tuesday's Tail: Beau and Bear

    Tuesday's Tail: Beau and Bear

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-09-13 19:11:06 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    Beau is a 2-year-old poodle mix, and Bear is a 4-year-old Mastiff mix.

    Beau is a 2-year-old poodle mix, and Bear is a 4-year-old Mastiff mix.

  • Dog viewing suspended in Sierra Vista shelter because of kennel cough

    Dog viewing suspended in Sierra Vista shelter because of kennel cough

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-09-13 15:48:56 GMT

    “While this disease is typically no more serious than a common cold, it’s important that we limit exposure to keep our dogs healthy and make them available for potential adoptions as soon as possible,” Animal Control Supervisor Arleen Garcia said in a news release.

    “While this disease is typically no more serious than a common cold, it’s important that we limit exposure to keep our dogs healthy and make them available for potential adoptions as soon as possible,” Animal Control Supervisor Arleen Garcia said in a news release.

  • Doggie duo 'Lenny and Sguiggy' look for new home - together!

    Doggie duo 'Lenny and Sguiggy' look for new home - together!

    Thursday, September 7 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-09-07 18:40:17 GMT
    Thursday, September 7 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-09-07 19:48:46 GMT
    (Source: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control)(Source: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control)

    They're an unlikely pair, but they're bonded besties, and they're looking for a new home, together. Meet "Lenny and Squiggy."  

    They're an unlikely pair, but they're bonded besties, and they're looking for a new home, together. Meet "Lenny and Squiggy."  

  • Share your adoption story, help make PACC’s Holiday Wishes come true

    Share your adoption story, help make PACC’s Holiday Wishes come true

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-09-07 00:30:26 GMT

    PACC pets touch the lives of their families in profound ways, and this is our community’s chance to share their stories and help even more pets in need at our shelter,” said Karen Hollish, PACC director of development and marketing.  

    PACC pets touch the lives of their families in profound ways, and this is our community’s chance to share their stories and help even more pets in need at our shelter,” said Karen Hollish, PACC director of development and marketing.  

  • Tuesday's Tails: Meet Max and Golf

    Tuesday's Tails: Meet Max and Golf

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-09-06 01:32:28 GMT

    Mark and Bonny from Pima Animal Care Center visited the KOLD News 13 crew at noon with two pooches that are looking for their 'fur'ever families - Max and Golf. 

    Mark and Bonny from Pima Animal Care Center visited the KOLD News 13 crew at noon with two pooches that are looking for their 'fur'ever families - Max and Golf. 

  • Sky Harbor Airport to debut pilot pet therapy program

    Sky Harbor Airport to debut pilot pet therapy program

    Friday, September 1 2017 8:11 AM EDT2017-09-01 12:11:22 GMT
    Monday, September 4 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-09-04 12:46:05 GMT
    Airport officials will be introducing a new program called "Navigator Buddies." (Source: City of Phoenix)Airport officials will be introducing a new program called "Navigator Buddies." (Source: City of Phoenix)

    Airport officials will be introducing a new program called 'Navigator Buddies.'

    Airport officials will be introducing a new program called 'Navigator Buddies.'

  • Rabid bat found near Rillito River walk

    Rabid bat found near Rillito River walk

    Saturday, September 2 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-09-02 04:03:30 GMT

    Those who may have had contact with this bat or were near the area on the River walk should immediately notify the Pima County Health Department at (520) 724-7797. 

    Those who may have had contact with this bat or were near the area on the River walk should immediately notify the Pima County Health Department at (520) 724-7797. 

  • Humane Society of Southern Arizona hosting pet safety, first aid class

    Humane Society of Southern Arizona hosting pet safety, first aid class

    Friday, September 1 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-09-02 00:03:36 GMT
    (Source: Southern Arizona Humane Society)(Source: Southern Arizona Humane Society)

    “Knowing how to prevent and respond to a pet emergency could save a pet’s life. By taking this training, pet owners will be better equipped to respond calmly to an emergency, because they are secure in knowing what needs to be done,” said Inge Koopman-Leyva, Associate Director of Education and Community Outreach, in a recent release....

    “Knowing how to prevent and respond to a pet emergency could save a pet’s life. By taking this training, pet owners will be better equipped to respond calmly to an emergency, because they are secure in knowing what needs to be done,” said Inge Koopman-Leyva, Associate Director of Education and Community Outreach, in a recent release....

  • Community Yard Sale to raise funds for pets affected by Hurricane Harvey

    Community Yard Sale to raise funds for pets affected by Hurricane Harvey

    Thursday, August 31 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-08-31 23:26:50 GMT

    Local animal hospital, Cimarron Animal Hospital is hosting a community wide yard sale, where proceeds will be donated to aid in the rescue and care of pets, animals affected by Hurricane Harvey.   

    Local animal hospital, Cimarron Animal Hospital is hosting a community wide yard sale, where proceeds will be donated to aid in the rescue and care of pets, animals affected by Hurricane Harvey.   

  • Tuesday's Tails: Meema and Curry

    Tuesday's Tails: Meema and Curry

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-08-29 21:55:26 GMT

    We have two cuties in studio for Tuesday's Tails - Meema and Curry.  

    We have two cuties in studio for Tuesday's Tails - Meema and Curry.  

  • Safety warning for pet owners as 3rd dog tests positive for Leptospirosis

    Safety warning for pet owners as 3rd dog tests positive for Leptospirosis

    Saturday, August 5 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-08-05 04:17:34 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Pima County is issuing a warning to pet owners after a third dog tests positive for Leptospirosis, advising owners to get their pets vaccinated.  

    Pima County is issuing a warning to pet owners after a third dog tests positive for Leptospirosis, advising owners to get their pets vaccinated.  

  • 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. 

  • Two AZ cities top the list of pet friendly cities in U.S.

    Two AZ cities top the list of pet friendly cities in U.S.

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-08-08 22:51:11 GMT
    (Source: WalletHub)(Source: WalletHub)

    Do you have a furry family member and live in Tucson?  Would you be happy to know that out of 100 U.S. cities, Tucson ranked #16 on the list for 'Best City for pets', according to a new WalletHub survey.  

    Do you have a furry family member and live in Tucson?  Would you be happy to know that out of 100 U.S. cities, Tucson ranked #16 on the list for 'Best City for pets', according to a new WalletHub survey.  

  • Rural AZ fire district awarded pet oxygen masks following social media contest

    Rural AZ fire district awarded pet oxygen masks following social media contest

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:01:13 GMT
    (Source: Petplan)(Source: Petplan)

    Thanks to a social media contest sponsored by Petplan pet insurance the Whetstone Fire District will be better equipped to help save pets from house fires.   

    Thanks to a social media contest sponsored by Petplan pet insurance the Whetstone Fire District will be better equipped to help save pets from house fires.   

  • '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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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