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PACC suspends most shelter admissions following dog's death from possible 'strep zoo' infection

Following the death of a dog over the weekend from a potential 'strep zoo' infection, the Pima Animal Care Center will halt non-emergency admissions, officials said. As a precaution, the facility will treat all dogs with antibiotics. ... Read more»

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Over-burdened Pima Animal Care Center needs fosters for pets, waives adoption fees

The Pima Animal Care Center, overcrowded and under-staffed due to COVID-19 cases, is asking members of the public to either adopt or commit to fostering a pet for two weeks to help empty the shelter.... Read more»

Tucson pet shelters rake in more than $90k in Betty White tribute donations

Animal shelters and rescue groups around Pima County saw a huge upswing in donations to mark what would have been the 100th birthday of "Golden Girls" star and animal welfare activist Betty White on Monday.... Read more»

Pima Animal Control to hold 2 free medical clinics in Ajo

Pima Animal Care Center will hold two free medical clinics in Ajo for limited but vital procedures pets need but can be a financial hardship to owners.... Read more»

Overcrowded PACC shelter needs 50 foster homes for cats and dogs

The crowded Pima Animal Care Center needs to open up 25 to 50 kennels in its shelter immediately after taking in a large number of animals from an overwhelmed pet owner.... Read more»

Tucson dogs are welcome to watch Wildcats play Ducks in hockey

Dogs welcome at Arizona Wildcat hockey game this weekend, with proceeds going to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.... Read more»

Valley fever vaccine for dogs shows promising results, first step toward human trials

A new Valley fever vaccine for dogs appears to provide a safe and effective defense against the fungal illness that sickens thousands of pets in Arizona each year, and marks a significant milestone that could lead to a similar vaccine for humans.... Read more»

'The enemy is lurking in our bodies' - women veterans say toxic exposure caused breast cancer

Numbers for breast cancer in military women have been high for years, but as veterans returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, rumors began to swirl: The cancers are hitting young—and they’re extraordinarily aggressive.... Read more»

Sniffing out the waves: Doggy surfing contest brings smiles to spectators

For five hours on Sept. 25, a few hundred– two- and four-legged alike – came to watch from the beach a mile north of the U.S. Open for Surfing, and the winners of the Surf City Surf Dog contest were clear: Everyone who was riding a board or watching from the beach.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Sammy & Carmella

Meet Sammy and Carmella, a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Slater & Lenore

Meet Slater and Lenore, a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Willow & Hercules

Meet Willow and Hercules, a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Doogie & Blaze

Meet Doogie and Blaze, a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Madison & Hailey

Meet Madison and Hailey, a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Sid & Waylon

Meet Sid and Waylon, a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups.... Read more»

Pet owners urged to keep close eye on animals during Arizona's extreme heat

A string of June temperatures above 115 degrees prompted extreme heat warnings, advising people to stay cool and indoors when possible, but humans aren’t the only ones at risk when it gets dangerously hot and people need to remember that the heat really affects animals also.... Read more»

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