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A free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs will be held at the Ward 2 Council office on the East Side on Saturday, with the Humane Society offering to treat up to 150 pets. Low-cost distemper/parvo shots will also be available. Read more»

A sign at the 2010 Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington sums up feelings of critics of congressional partisanship. But experts say while voters claim to like compromise, they reward partisanship with their votes.

Arizona’s congressional delegation may not be as polarized in its votes as headlines would make it appear. Arizona – with four members of the conservative Freedom Caucus and two left-wing stalwarts in its nine-member House delegation – was less polarized than 22 of 33 states with at least one member from each party. Read more»

Lily was shot and killed on May 26, 2012, by a Fort Worth police officer who had never received training to deal with his fear of dogs.

Three years after a police officer shot and killed their 5-year-old border collie, Mark and Cindy Boling watched Friday as the Texas House voted for a police canine training program they have been calling for since the day the dog died. Read more»

Spencer spent more than a year tethered to a tree by a 4-foot chain before a a neighbor rescued the dog, according to organizers.

The Humane Society of the United States brought two rescued dogs to the State Capitol on Wednesday to press its case for a law against tethering dogs to trees, posts and other objects. It says tethered dogs are often left exposed to the elements and without water. Read more»

The holiday season is one for extravagant foods and decorations, but the festivities can be hazardous environments for our four-legged friends. Through the flurry of family gatherings, remember that your pets are exposed to dangerous items they may not face the rest of the year. Read more»

A Humanewatch.org ad from the D.C. Metro.

In recent weeks, riders of Washington, D.C.’s metro system have seen a parade of posters inside trains that make shocking allegations about the nation’s best-known animal rights group, the Humane Society of the United States. Read more»

An Iowa-based group dedicated to combating "the radical animal rights movement" forms a super PAC. Read more»

Chihuahua mix dogs wait in an enclosure at a Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter.

With shelters in Arizona facing an overabundance of chihuahuas, groups sometimes turn to shipping them to states where there's a better chance of finding homes. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control winds up euthanizing hundreds of chihuahuas each year. Read more»

Over $1,000 in merchandise was stolen from the Humane Society's thrift store overnight, a spokeswoman said. "The break-in was obviously planned, with the thieves targeting a specific case with jewelry." Read more» 1

An interview with Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham. Then, Samantha Esquivel of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona on Saturday's Mosey For Mutts event at Reid Park. Also, New York Times best-selling author JA Jance discussed her new novel, "Second Watch." Plus, Dr. Kevin Bonine, Biosphere 2's director of education and outreach, talked about the new Discovery Nights and extended hours at the science center. Read more»

The Monday Political Face-Off with commentators Jeff Rogers and John Munger. Also, Stephen Michael of the Arizona Smokers Helpline. Plus, former state legislator Nancy Young Wright talked about animal welfare issues in Pima County. Read more»

The Pima Animal Care Center and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona are celebrating Independence Day by reducing adoption prices on July 4th and 5th. Read more»

"Hot dog" doesn't always signal something good. As summer approaches, it's important to keep in mind the danger that heat poses to pets. Everyday activities such as rides in cars and walks around the neighborhood pose even more potential for harm during Tucson's blazing summer. Read more»

What's on your pup's playlist?

The Pima Animal Care Center has collected $10,000 in donations to install a sound system to play relaxing classical music for the stray and unwanted animals awaiting adoption in the Pima County kennel. Read more»

Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, has introduced a bill that would bar carnivals from awarding animals such as goldfish and turtles as prizes.

Saying it's cruel to send a live goldfish, rabbit or turtle home as a carnival prize, a state lawmaker is out to ban the practice in Arizona. Read more»

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