Pet Connection

  PACC still seeing large numbers of fosters, adoptions tapering off

Since the pandemic started, PACC has seen an increase in donations, fosters and adoptions, but as time has worn on—adoptions have tapered off slightly.

  PACC takes in more than 40 dogs, 11 cats over 4th of July weekend

  PACC needs foster pet families for new Community Resource Center

  Dog cries after being reunited with owner thanks to PACC

  Humane Society of Southern Arizona delivering Easter baskets for pets

  Donations needed for Pima Paws for Life

  Avoidance training teaches pets to recognize rattlesnakes

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  Video for retiring Oro Valley PD K-9 Bruno goes viral

  PACC employee to spend week bunking with dog in shelter

DENVER TURNS 31: Reid Park Zoo celebrates giraffe’s milestone birthday

Here’s your daily dose of cat facts

  Minnesota woman finds her long lost dog thanks to Florida brewery featuring adoptable pets on beer cans

Man’s touching reunion with dog will leave you in tears

  Tucson man finds skunk in his vehicle

The Tucson Wildlife Center said it has received several calls about animals getting hurt after seeking shelter inside engine compartments of parked vehicles.

PACC holds free drive-thru microchip event

The microchips are free, but PACC is asking for a donation of either an unwrapped toy or a nonperishable food item.

How essential oils can make your pet sick

Essential oil diffusers are popular Christmas presents but they can make your pet sick!

Cat food recalled over salmonella risk

The Utah-based company Go Raw is recalling its Quest brand 2-pound frozen bags of beef cat food.

Scientists need 10,000 pets for largest-ever dog study of its kind

  WATCH: Groups band together to save horse from ravine in Pima County

Skunks test positive for rabies in Cochise County

Here’s your chance to make your precious pooch a social media darling

Natural dog treats from Brutus & Barnaby recalled for possible salmonella risk

  PACC, PCC team up to help students, animals

Rural Metro Fire rescues cat trapped in engine

The cat was safely removed with minor injuries.

Tips to keep pets cool as temperatures rise

PACC’s Animal Protection Service officers respond to hundreds of calls involving pets suffering from heat-related illness and death.

A warning to pet owners: toxic algae kills three dogs in matter of hours

A hot summer evening in Wilmington was made a little cooler for three dogs when their loving owners brought them to a nearby pond to play and swim Thursday night. Just hours later all three dogs were dead, their owner’s lives now shattered.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona July Pet of the Day

Check out these “oh so cuddly and sweet dogs and cats” available for adoption.

‘Midnight Muttness’ at PACC

On July 19 those looking to adopt a dog or a cat will now have that chance from noon to midnight, yep midnight and their adoption fees will be waived!

  Tucson pop-up cat cafe opens its doors this weekend

She hopes that people not only come to spend time with these feline companions, but helps them find a forever home.

Humane Society of Southern AZ is looking for homes for over 150 cats

Due to an increase in animal intakes this summer, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona has more than 150 cats waiting on 'fur'ever homes and they are asking for the public's help.

PACC looking to give dog a new home

If you are interested in adopting, please contact PACC.

Tucson ranks among the top 25 ‘best cities’ for pets

According to a news release from Mars Petcare, the certification, created with assistance from the Civic Design Center, honors the work by the cities to create a friendly environment for both its two and four-legged citizens.

Six-year-old bitten by pit bull mix in Sahuarita

It is not yet known if the dog has been euthanized.

  Pets from hoarding case now up for adoption

At least three cats have been adopted from the rescue.

Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter & Sanctuary celebrates ‘Positive But Perfect’ kitties

The Lease for Life Program at The Hermitage helps many cats find their forever homes.

  PACC looks to reunite owners with pets after busy post-holiday weekend

Many cats, dogs spooked by loud sounds associated with July 4 celebrations run away, end up in shelters.

Read to shelter pets at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona on the 4th of July

HSSA is asking the public to register for its first ever Patriots, Paws and Pages to read to the shelter animals.

  Men bust window of hot car parked in Va. shopping center to rescue dog

Two Richmond men took matters into their own hands to save a small dog, stuck inside of a hot car.

Certain dog food may be linked to heart disease, FDA says

This week, the FDA released its third report in the investigation, which includes 16 pet food brands linked to more than 500 cases of canine heart disease.

Cochise County residents reminded to vaccinate pets against rabies

“It is important to note that rabies is preventable, and it is strongly recommended for domestic animals, especially cats, to be vaccinated. Cats in particular are more likely than any other pet to roam and hunt, and therefore be exposed to wildlife,” said Cochise Health & Services Director.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona June Pet of the Day

Looking for a new furry friend? Here are a few available for adoption...

Monsoon rain means reduced adoption fees at PACC

The summer months are very busy for the shelter, with intakes reaching as high as 130 pets a day.

Woman reunited with dog after 8 years thanks to microchip

A Tucson woman and her dog are reunited after 8 years thanks to a microchip.

Would you know if your pet was having a heatstroke?

Pets cannot tell you when they are experiencing signs of heat exposure, so it’s important for you to know the symptoms.

PCSD: Two people facing animal cruelty charges after more than 40 animals found in unsanitary conditions

PCSD's Animal Cruelty Detectives and officers from Pima Animal Care Center responded to further the investigation, and removed the animals from the scene.

PACC seeking help from public after taking in cats, dogs and turtles in hoarding case

They are asking for the public's help, not with the hoarding animals just yet, but with adopting out an animal already in the shelter. They are hoping to clear up room for the incoming animals.

  Yertle’s great escape

Feeling the pain of losing a pet can be devastating. For one Tucson six-year-old, that feeling was all too real.

PACC: June is ‘Big Dog’ month, with name your own adoption fee special

PACC is hosting a special event for the month - a 'name your own price' adoption fee on dogs four months and older that weigh 30 pounds or more.

The Michael Cannon Memorial Pet Food Pantry celebrates 12 years helping the community

The FFPP provides pet food, kitty litter and other supplies (such as dog collars) to members of the community and has about 150 families enrolled; some of the families come weekly, while others come in monthly.

  Barrett’s Bark For The Blue selling calendars to buy equipment for TPD K-9 officers

TPD will use the money to buy tactical and training equipment.

CCSO K9 Manny to get donation of body armor

New vest comes thanks to fundraiser by San Simon School National Honor Society and Vested Interest in K9s

Friends of PACC seeking donations for Pup in Boots project

Have any new or gently used pet supplies and are looking for a home for them, consider Friends of Pima Animal Care Center.

Get your pets microchipped in free, drive-through clinic

Get your pet microchipped from June 16 to July 3 from 3 to 5.

PACC: Rabies confirmed in kittens attacked by skunk near Amado

PACC and Health Department urging pet owners to vaccinate

It’s getting hotter and rattlesnakes are out - register your dog now for rattlesnake avoidance classes

These classes are potentially lifesaving for you and your pet, as it teaches them to avoid snakes and helps warn you when one might be in striking distance.

Sierra Vista animal shelter offering special adoption fees in June

Both dog and cat adoption fees will be reduced by $25, down to $50 for dogs and $25 for cats through June 30.

New 2019 Board of Directors for The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter & Sanctuary

The Board of Directors for The Hermitage meets monthly. It is an all-volunteer Board; although members serve two (2) year terms, they can serve for 3 consecutive terms (6 years).

Tucson shelters asking community’s help in adopting out kittens

There are a number of ways you can help.

PACC: Adopt a cat for free in June during ‘Adopt a Shelter Cat Month’

In order to help clear space at the shelter, all cats four months or older are free and kittens will be $50.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona May Pet of the Day

Looking for a new furry friend? Here are a few available for adoption...

HSSA, PACC looking for volunteers to foster pets as summer approaches

Warmer temperatures signal not only the beginning of summer, but kitten and puppy season as well and both the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and the Pima Animal Care Center are in need of foster families.

WATCH: Dog trained to get beer, koozie, throw away cans

A Kentucky man has trained his dog to get him a beer out of the refrigerator. And get a koozie. And throw away the empties.

  Heroic K9 helps catch robbery suspect, is stabbed during the incident

A Tucson Police Department K9 was stabbed during the capture of a suspect in an earlier bank robbery, despite the wound the canine was able to 'get his man.'

Officers arrest Arizona woman with 50-plus pets

Officials say they arrested a woman on suspicion of animal cruelty after collecting more than 50 dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs that were overtaking her home and creating deplorable living conditions

Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter & Sanctuary to celebrate all things kitten in June

Working with the community to rescue and house these fragile kittens, oftentimes found without their mothers, the Hermitage utilizes a foster-network to protect the babies until they are old enough to be spayed/neutered and then adopted.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona April Pet of the Day

Looking for a new furry friend? Here are a few available for adoption...

Cochise County reminds residents to vaccinate animals after fox tests positive for rabies

Due to contact with the dogs and the possible human exposure, the fox was found and taken to the State lab for testing; results came back positive for rabies.

HSSAZ hosting 4th installment in SPEEK lecture series

Learn the difference between purebred dogs and shelter dogs, including some very amazing benefits to bringing home your new best friend from the shelter.

Care to cuddle with kittens? PACC looking for kitten fosters

PACC is in need of fosters who can take a litter home. Those interested in fostering, orientations have been set up from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at PACC at 4000 North Silverbell Road.

Highway Hounds: PACC taking dogs to Utah pet sanctuary

According to PACC about 12 dogs will be hitting the road on Wednesday to travel to Kanab and the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, which houses nearly 1,600 homeless animals.

PACC relocating a dozen dogs to Utah shelter

400 dogs and 100 cats are looking for permanent or foster homes.

PACC participating in 2019 Adopt Love. Adopt Local event

This year PACC will be bringing around 25 pups to the adoption event, where in 2018 they were able to adopt out 23 dogs!

AZ Game and Fish warns as temperatures rise, so does the exposure to rabies

“At this time of year, we often see an uptick in the number of wildlife submitted for rabies testing as a result of contact with people or their pets,”said Anne Justice-Allen, AZGFD wildlife veterinarian.

Raw, frozen ground pet food recalled due to Listeria concerns

There is also a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.

Tucson named one of the most friendly dog cities in the U.S.

Tucson was among the top 20 cities to rank.

Three dogs die in house fire on northwest side of Tucson

Three dogs died early Saturday in a house fire on the northwest side of Tucson.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona March Pet of the Day

Looking for a new furry friend? Here are a few available for adoption...

Special adoption fee waivers in April for ‘volunteer pick’ pets at PACC

In a special adoption event at the Pima Animal Care Center, adoption fees will be waived for the entire month of April for ‘volunteer picks’ pets.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition expands recall of dog food due to toxic levels of vitamin D

Hill’s initial recall involved 675,000 cases—or 13.5 million cans—and led to an unknown number of pet illnesses and deaths.

  Snake activity begins to increase in southern Arizona

Now is the time to be alert.

Man arrested after more than 700 dogs rescued from South GA puppy mill

A Berrien County man is facing charges after more than 700 dogs were rescued from a South Georgia puppy mill.