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Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:34 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Specials on pet adoptions this weekend at stores

A pet adoption event is being held at PetSmart locations in greater Tucson this Friday through Sunday, Sept. 11-13.

The events, in conjunction with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, are slated for stores at Wetmore and Oracle and at Thornydale and Orange Grove, with a special extravaganza at the Oro Valley PetSmart, 10625 N. Oracle Rd. The greatest variety of adoptable pets is planned for the Oro Valley location.

Every cat and dog adoption this weekend includes a microchip, up-to-date vaccinations, sterilization surgery, and a free vet visit from the vet of the adopter's choice, a release said. Recipients also get The Hill's Guide for Lifelong Health, $7 off a bag of Hill's dog or cat food, a coupon for a free sample of the new Science Diet® Dog Treats, and a "Welcome to Pet Parenthood Guide" that includes information on caring for pets plus savings on products and services.

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona takes in nearly 13,000 animals that go homeless every year.

"We encourage people to come out and visit with the wonderful dogs and cats eagerly awaiting a loving home and a second chance at a new life," said Sheena Stewart, community relations manager. "So many of our four-legged friends are waiting in shelters to give unconditional love and companionship. Those who are considering adoption have a great chance of finding the right pet for their living situation at this event."

For information, go to www.hssaz.org or call 327-6088.

Pulmonologist joins staffs of Northwest, Oro valley

Pulmonologist Dena L'Heureux, M.D., has joined the medical staff of Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital.

Dr. L'Heureux focuses on treatment of lung diseases and critical care patients, a release said.

After receiving her doctor of medicine from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Dr. L'Heureux completed her residency in internal medicine and her fellowship in pulmonary/critical care medicine at the UofA.

Dr. L'Heureux's patients say she is personable, and explains things in "plain language," the release said. She believes in education, giving people the power to "further participate in their own care and treatment plans."

Her medical practice is located at 2055 W. Hospital Drive, Suite 175 in Tucson and at 1521 E. Tangerine Road, Suite 269 in Oro Valley. Her office phone number is 520-575-6944.

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