Monday, May 13, 2013 10:30 am
Staff at Pima Animal Care Center would love to never have to euthanize another animal again, except to end severe or terminal suffering.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 8:41 am
Summer is coming. That means we will be seeing an average of 85 animals coming to our shelter every day, with some days topping 100.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:00 am
Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church, 3201 E. Mountaire Dr. in Catalina, has a full week of worship opportunities beginning with Palm Sunday, March 24. Worshipers will be greeted by children and adults handing out palms. Maundy Thursday, commemorating Jesus’ last night with his disciples, will include a 6 p.m. dinner followed by worship and communion at 7 p.m. This requires a reservation to insure ample food. Easter will include an outdoor service at 8 a.m., and our jubilant at 10 a.m. service of worship with full choir and a brass ensemble.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:00 am
The SaddleBrooke Pet Fair will be hosted on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Mountain View Clubhouse, located at 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd.
Monday, February 25, 2013 5:20 pm
FLORENCE, AZ - ALmost half of all animals taken in by Pinal County Animal Care & Control in 2012 were released for rescue or public adoption. That's a stark contrast to 2010 when Pinal County took in 8,176 animals and less than a quarter were released.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:00 am
Monday, February 4, 2013 6:39 pm
Pima Animal Care Center at the close of last fiscal year saw pet rescues increase 39 percent over the previous year.
Friday, January 11, 2013 10:50 am
(Tucson, Ariz.) - Claire, a 6-year-old shepherd mix, was relinquished to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in December. She had a rough history of being in and out of shelters – but she was about to get her happy ending.
Marco, 12, was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at the age of 6. The disease affects his vision and unfortunately, by the age 12 Marco was considered legally blind. Marco is also losing hearing in his right ear and many days he is plagued with fatigue and lack of energy. Things like going to school and doing homework can be difficult for Marco because of the fatigue. But this hasn’t stopped him from keeping a smile on his face and begging his mother for a dog. This is where the story begins.
Marco and his mother came to the HSSA over the holiday break. Marco picked Claire to do a meet and greet in the yard. When Claire was taken out to meet Marco the bond was instantaneous.
“Normally, Claire is shy and takes a moment to warm up to things, but as soon as I dropped the leash she ran right over to Marco—it was really awesome. I think people forget shelter dogs can be service dogs too” said Jenny, HSSA shelter tech.
And since that meeting, the two are inseparable. She has truly become a companion animal, giving Marco company and comfort.
“I was really excited when I adopted Claire,” says Marco. “I don’t get to do many things because I never feel good, so once met Claire I was happy. When we met, by the end of the day she was following me around, she always comes to me and it always makes me feel so happy. She really is my best friend.”
For more information about Claire and Marco, or to meet them in person, please contact Samantha Esquivel, Public Relations Lead for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, at 321-3704, ext. 177, or email@example.com
Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:33 am
Every animal deserves a home. This time of year family is on our minds. Adding a pet to your family is a big decision. Depending on your luck and the age of the pet you adopt, it is a rewarding commitment that lasts 10 to 15 years or more. Please consider adding the unconditional love of an animal to your family.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 11:00 pm
(BPT) - It’s not surprising that pets are often a popular holiday gift. The darling image of the bow-bedecked puppy or the kitten-stuffed stocking is a holiday classic, but gift givers should make sure that an animal’s charm doesn’t overshadow other important factors to consider when making a pet purchase, including where the pets came from and who the recipient is.
Monday, November 26, 2012 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—The holiday season can be a great time to save and celebrate adopted pets.
Thursday, August 16, 2012 3:57 pm
The Northwest Fire District responded to a home on Tucson's northwest side Thursday after the homeowner accidently mixed pool chemicals within the house.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:00 pm
(BPT) - - In 2005, a group of French archaeologists discovered the remains of an 8-month-old cat buried with its human owner at a Neolithic site in Cyprus, leading some to believe cats may have been domesticated as far back as 10,000 years ago. While I'm no archaeologist, I'm certain that cats were as much of a mystery back then as they are today. We think we know everything there is to know about cats, but we really don't - and what we don't know can hurt them, including the dangers of flea infestations.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 4:00 am
For those looking to get out of the Southern Arizona heat, there is a place in Camp Verde near Sedona, which provides an escape from Arizona altogether.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:12 am
After reading “Animal shelters filling up in Southern Arizona,” printed in The Explorer last month, I felt compelled to share my experience of adopting a dog from the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC).
Friday, February 17, 2012 12:37 pm
The Northwest Fire District responded to the Villa's at
Montebella, 1777 W. Orange Grove to find a single unit with smoke
and flames from the bedroom window. Crews made an aggressive
interior attack on the fire after arriving within four minutes of
the call, which kept the fire from spreading to the remaining eight
units in the building.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 3:00 am
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:00 am
Local residents can audition for "The
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 3:00 am
In reading “A Stolen Life,” you find yourself not wanting to put
it down, but wishing the entire time that you were reading a work
of fiction written by a sick mind and not non-fiction.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 3:00 am
Dems club to show ‘fracking' documentary
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:00 am
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 3:00 am
Rainy weather prevented pet adoptions, but only for
Organizers Kay Erb, Barb Olson and Shirley Culliney were disappointed that foul weather forced the cancellation of the April 9 Northwest Pet Adoption event. They encourage people to consider pet shelters and rescue dogs when looking to add a pet to their home.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 3:00 am
For a second year, two SaddleBrooke animal-support groups are
collaborating to sponsor the Northwest Tucson Pet Adoption event on
Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will take place at 77
North Marketplace on Oracle Road in Catalina, five miles north of
Tangerine Road and across from Eagle Crest.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 3:00 am
Illusion meets legend when Michael Howell performs Stunts &
Illusions – A Tribute to Harry Houdini on April 15 at 7 p.m. at the
Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.