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Caught napping? News going to the dogs, Bond backers mum, Arpaio's blown chances

KVOA's sinking teeth into stories while station's on the auction block, and backers of Pima County road bonds aren't paving the way to passage. El Chisme never sleeps when it comes to what's news for political people in the Old Pueblo.... Read more»

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'Lovely' the dog dies after being doused with gas, burned

A Tucson dog named "Lovely" died Sunday morning after being treated by vets here and in Scottsdale. She was doused with gasoline and set on fire by a woman who also burned part of her family home earlier this month, authorities said.... Read more»

Shelter seeks short-term homes for dogs to end pneumovirus outbreak

In order to end an ongoing outbreak, Pima Animal Care Center is asking members of the community to provide temporary homes for about 100 dogs exposed to the upper respiratory infection known as pneumovirus. ... Read more»

Death of 'badly abused' dog under investigation by Tucson police

The death of a dog found on Tucson's East Side is being investigated as an animal cruelty case, officials said. ... Read more»

Free spay and neuter for hundreds of pets this weekend

Local schools and animal care groups are coordinating to provide free spay and neuter surgery for hundreds of animals... Read more»

County shelter waiving adoption fees due to overcrowding

Due to "critical" overcrowding at the shelter, the Pima Animal Care Center will be waiving adoption fees for all pets — including puppies and kittens — through September 11.... Read more»

County shelter offering $10 pet adoptions due to serious overcrowding

Due to "critical" overcrowding at the shelter, the Pima Animal Care Center will be offering $10 adoption fees for all pets — including puppies and kittens — through September 11.... Read more»

Keeping pets safe on July 4

On Independence Day, it is important to remember that what is festive to us may not be so enjoyable for our pets, especially fireworks. Here are some simple tips to prepare your pets.... Read more»

Free adoptions for 'Clear the Shelter' event this holiday weekend

During the Fourth of July, the Pima County Animal Care Center takes in an increased number of pets. From July 1 - 3, they will offer free adoptions to clear the shelter. ... Read more»

Jail inmate takes walk from county animal shelter crew

A Pima County jail inmate escaped by walking away from a work crew the Animal Care Center on Saturday morning, authorities said. Cathleen Stein, 49, was due to be released in mid-June after having served time for a probation violation.... Read more»

Cops arrest inmate who walked from work crew

An inmate who walked off a work crew at the Pima Animal Care Center on Saturday morning was found hiding in Midtown and taken into custody Tuesday, authorities said.... Read more»

Inmate walks off work crew at animal shelter

An inmate serving 18 days at the Pima County jail walked off a work crew at the Animal Care Center on Saturday morning. Sarah Herrera, 22, had served four days of her 18-day stint for trespassing and shoplifting.... Read more»

Shelter needs volunteers for New Year's Day dog walk event

Pima Animal Care Center is looking for volunteers to walk dogs this Jan. 1. The event is followed by a free adoption party at the shelter. Participants must register by Wednesday.... Read more»

Terrier stolen in Idaho tracked down in Tucson

Jaylene Comstock's Yorkshire terrier, Cooper, was stolen from his Nampa, Idaho, home more than three months ago. The pair will be reunited Wednesday after Cooper was tracked down in Tucson, and his identity confirmed by checking a microchip implant.... Read more»

County shelter waiving adoption fees Thanksgiving weekend

The Pima Animal Care Center is waiving all adoption fees during a special Black Friday adoption event this weekend thanks to Best Friends Animal Sociey and Zappos.com.... Read more»

Officials: Planning for animal shelter hasn't gone astray

A new center for stray pets may be still more than two years from opening, but officials said Monday that planning for Pima County's replacement animal shelter is well under way. A site plan will be presented next month, with final details and construction plans hammered out over the next year. The new Pima County Animal Care Center is slated to open in late 2017.... Read more»

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