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  • PACC transitions to brand new building

    PACC transitions to brand new building

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:49 AM EST2017-12-14 15:49:24 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Staffers and animals at the Pima Animal Care Center began transitioning to their new 60,000-square-foot facility Thursday, Dec. 14.

    Staffers and animals at the Pima Animal Care Center began transitioning to their new 60,000-square-foot facility Thursday, Dec. 14.

  • PACC to begin transition to new building

    PACC to begin transition to new building

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:17 PM EST2017-12-13 23:17:41 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)

    Pretty soon the Pima Animal Care Center will have a new home, by December 26, all staff and animals will start the new year in a new home.  

    Pretty soon the Pima Animal Care Center will have a new home, by December 26, all staff and animals will start the new year in a new home.  

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    Officials warn dog owners about rabid skunk

    Officials warn dog owners about rabid skunk

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:51 PM EST2017-12-13 21:51:11 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    Anyone who suspects their pet may have had contact with the dead skunk or visited Jesse Owens Park on Dec. 9 should consult their veterinarian.

    Anyone who suspects their pet may have had contact with the dead skunk or visited Jesse Owens Park on Dec. 9 should consult their veterinarian.

  • Tuesday's Tail: Roxie & Puppies!!

    Tuesday's Tail: Roxie & Puppies!!

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-12-12 23:51:18 GMT
    Roxie, 8-year-old shepherd-lab mix and Thelma and Louise 3-month-old puppies. (Source: Tucson News Now)Roxie, 8-year-old shepherd-lab mix and Thelma and Louise 3-month-old puppies. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Cuteness overload on today's Tuesday's Tail. Roxie and puppies, Thelma and Louise are looking for homes. 

    Cuteness overload on today's Tuesday's Tail. Roxie and puppies, Thelma and Louise are looking for homes. 

  • Drug-resistant strain of heartworm found in Louisiana dog

    Drug-resistant strain of heartworm found in Louisiana dog

    Heartworm pictured not of actual drug resistant strain. Source: Flickr Creative CommonsHeartworm pictured not of actual drug resistant strain. Source: Flickr Creative Commons

    A drug-resistant strain of heartworm was discovered in a dog in Louisiana, according to an area veterinarian.  

    A drug-resistant strain of heartworm was discovered in a dog in Louisiana, according to an area veterinarian.  

  • County libraries teaming up with PACC to help homeless pets this holiday season

    County libraries teaming up with PACC to help homeless pets this holiday season

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:28 PM EST2017-12-07 01:28:06 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The Pima County Public Library will be collecting pet supply donations for the animals at PACC.  

    The Pima County Public Library will be collecting pet supply donations for the animals at PACC.  

  • Tuesday's Tail: Mona & Bella

    Tuesday's Tail: Mona & Bella

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 6:45 PM EST2017-12-05 23:45:28 GMT
    Bella and Mona (Source: Tucson News Now)Bella and Mona (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Today Tuesday's Tail are 6 year-old Mona and 1 1/2 year-old Bella. These two young sweethearts are hoping to find homes during this weekend’s Santa Adoption Party with Tucson Electric Power.

    Today Tuesday's Tail are 6 year-old Mona and 1 1/2 year-old Bella. These two young sweethearts are hoping to find homes during this weekend’s Santa Adoption Party with Tucson Electric Power.

  • 10 tips to keep Arizona pets safe during holiday season

    10 tips to keep Arizona pets safe during holiday season

    Monday, December 4 2017 7:43 AM EST2017-12-04 12:43:09 GMT
    Monday, December 4 2017 10:20 PM EST2017-12-05 03:20:47 GMT
    (Source: 123rf.com)(Source: 123rf.com)

    The Maricopa County Animal Control and Care wants to make sure that owners are aware of the dangers that surround a pet this time of the year. 

    The Maricopa County Animal Control and Care wants to make sure that owners are aware of the dangers that surround a pet this time of the year. 

  • VIDEO: Husky prefers privacy when jumping on trampoline

    VIDEO: Husky prefers privacy when jumping on trampoline

    Friday, December 1 2017 7:34 AM EST2017-12-01 12:34:48 GMT
    (Source: YouTube/play now)(Source: YouTube/play now)

    A dog seems to really enjoy jumping on a trampoline - but only in private. 

    A dog seems to really enjoy jumping on a trampoline - but only in private. 

  • Are dogs smarter than cats? Science now may have the answer

    Are dogs smarter than cats? Science now may have the answer

    Thursday, November 30 2017 4:23 PM EST2017-11-30 21:23:00 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    The study, published in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, focuses on the number of neurons in the cerebral cortex of several carnivores, including cats and dogs.

    The study, published in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, focuses on the number of neurons in the cerebral cortex of several carnivores, including cats and dogs.

  • 'Yappy Hour:' Drinks for a great cause

    'Yappy Hour:' Drinks for a great cause

    Thursday, November 30 2017 12:30 PM EST2017-11-30 17:30:46 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Grab your pup and bring your friends to enjoy cocktails for a good cause! The Sanctuary Project Pet Rescue is hosting its second annual "Yappy Hour" to help animals in need.

    Grab your pup and bring your friends to enjoy cocktails for a good cause! The Sanctuary Project Pet Rescue is hosting its second annual "Yappy Hour" to help animals in need.

  • PACC declares Black Fur-day adoption event a success

    PACC declares Black Fur-day adoption event a success

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-11-30 00:58:02 GMT
    247 dogs, puppies, cats and kittens found their forever homes during PACC's Black Fur-day event. (Source: Pima County)247 dogs, puppies, cats and kittens found their forever homes during PACC's Black Fur-day event. (Source: Pima County)

    According to PACC 247 pets - 149 dogs, puppies and 98 cats and kittens found their new homes during the four day event from Friday to Monday. 

    According to PACC 247 pets - 149 dogs, puppies and 98 cats and kittens found their new homes during the four day event from Friday to Monday. 

  • Tuesday's Tail: Meet Jupiter

    Tuesday's Tail: Meet Jupiter

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 2:25 PM EST2017-11-28 19:25:49 GMT
    (Source: Pima Animal Care/petharbor.com)(Source: Pima Animal Care/petharbor.com)
    Jupiter is a white and brown American Bulldog mix who has been at the Pima Animal Care Center since July 2017. Shelter staff estimates he is almost 2 and a half years old. He is already neutered. Pima Animal Care Center is located at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. For more information on PACC, click here. MOBILE USERS: Download our Tucson News Now app for Apple and Android devices. Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.
    Jupiter is a white and brown American Bulldog mix who has been at the Pima Animal Care Center since July 2017. Shelter staff estimates he is almost 2 and a half years old. He is already neutered. Pima Animal Care Center is located at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. For more information on PACC, click here. MOBILE USERS: Download our Tucson News Now app for Apple and Android devices. Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.
  • Humane Society of Southern AZ receives grant to assist animal control in Graham County

    Humane Society of Southern AZ receives grant to assist animal control in Graham County

    Monday, November 27 2017 10:12 PM EST2017-11-28 03:12:47 GMT

    The Humane Society of Southern Arizona will be assisting Graham County Animal Control (GCAC) in saving at-risk animals, thanks to a $19,080 grant from PetSmart Charities.  

    The Humane Society of Southern Arizona will be assisting Graham County Animal Control (GCAC) in saving at-risk animals, thanks to a $19,080 grant from PetSmart Charities.  

  • PACC, Tucson Roadrunners and TEP team up to create a unique calendar

    PACC, Tucson Roadrunners and TEP team up to create a unique calendar

    Friday, November 24 2017 6:14 PM EST2017-11-24 23:14:05 GMT
    Hockey and adoptable pets calendar (Source: Pima County)Hockey and adoptable pets calendar (Source: Pima County)

    Have a pet lover and hockey enthusiast to buy for this holiday season?  Then Pima Animal Care Center may have just the thing for them, a 2018 calendar.  

    Have a pet lover and hockey enthusiast to buy for this holiday season?  Then Pima Animal Care Center may have just the thing for them, a 2018 calendar.  

  • Tuesday's Tail: Meet Sulley and Honey

    Tuesday's Tail: Meet Sulley and Honey

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 2:26 PM EST2017-11-14 19:26:25 GMT

    Sulley and Honey are a bonded pair who were brought to Pima Animal Care Center when their owner was moving. Sulley is 7 years old and Honey is 5 years old. 

    Sulley and Honey are a bonded pair who were brought to Pima Animal Care Center when their owner was moving. Sulley is 7 years old and Honey is 5 years old. 

  • Frisky puppy born with three legs fitted for prosthetic limb

    Frisky puppy born with three legs fitted for prosthetic limb

    Friday, November 10 2017 5:01 PM EST2017-11-10 22:01:56 GMT
    Friday, November 10 2017 6:31 PM EST2017-11-10 23:31:46 GMT
    Fergus checks out his image in the mirror at the office of Dr. Tom Whiteside, who made his artificial leg. (Source: Facebook/Riverside Orthotics and Prosthetics)Fergus checks out his image in the mirror at the office of Dr. Tom Whiteside, who made his artificial leg. (Source: Facebook/Riverside Orthotics and Prosthetics)

    A puppy who was born without a leg and fitted with a prosthetic may one day be a service animal to help humans who have had limbs amputated.

    A puppy who was born without a leg and fitted with a prosthetic may one day be a service animal to help humans who have had limbs amputated.

  • TPD retires EOD K9 'JR'

    TPD retires EOD K9 'JR'

    Monday, November 6 2017 2:34 PM EST2017-11-06 19:34:15 GMT
    JR, retired EOD K9 (Source: Tucson Police Department)JR, retired EOD K9 (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    After ten years of faithful service, Tucson Police Department Explosives Ordinance Detection K9 "JR" has retired. JR, a black Labrador Retriever was born in Sept. 2005, he started out in a Duck Hunting Retrieval Program in California, and then went to an Explosive Detection K9 School in Wisconsin.

    After ten years of faithful service, Tucson Police Department Explosives Ordinance Detection K9 "JR" has retired. JR, a black Labrador Retriever was born in Sept. 2005, he started out in a Duck Hunting Retrieval Program in California, and then went to an Explosive Detection K9 School in Wisconsin.

  • '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.  

  • 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.'

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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."  

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

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