Pet Connection

  PACC, PCC team up to help students, animals

Rural Metro Fire rescues cat trapped in engine

Tips to keep pets cool as temperatures rise

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

Humane Society of Southern Arizona July Pet of the Day

‘Midnight Muttness’ at PACC

Continued Coverage

  Tucson pop-up cat cafe opens its doors this weekend

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

PACC looking to give dog a new home

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

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

  Pets from hoarding case now up for adoption

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

Cochise County residents reminded to vaccinate pets against rabies

Humane Society of Southern Arizona June Pet of the Day

Monsoon rain means reduced adoption fees at PACC

Woman reunited with dog after 8 years thanks to microchip

Would you know if your pet was having a heatstroke?

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).

Local 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.

March adoption specials at PACC

Remember all adopted pets will be spayed or neutered, have their age-appropriate vaccinations, plus a microchip and a free vet visit; a $19 licensing fee will apply to dogs.

County Board of Supervisors recognize generous donations for PACC

The signs will do more than connect the donors to the building and PACC’s mission. They will also help connect PACC to the community and serve as a reminder that it takes everyone working together to provide for pets in need.

  ‘You didn’t die alone today’: SC woman shares heartbreaking tale of helping dog in its final hours

South Carolina woman shares final hours with dog she found in a ditch on the side of a road.

Wildlife officials warn about rabies after man bitten by skunk near Catalina State Park

A homeowner bitten by a rabid skunk near Catalina State Park is one of the many cases in Pima County this year.

Authorities looking for owners of dog that bit boy at Saguaro National Park

Proof of vaccination would let child avoid expensive treatment

Cat tests positive for rabies in Cochise County

Residents are being reminded to vaccinate their animals after a cat in Cochise County was tested positive for rabies.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona February Pet of the Day

Looking for a new furry friend for 2019? Here are a few available for adoption...

PACC in need of fosters, adopters for the 21 cats rescued from a midtown home

The cats were all two years or younger, with the youngest at two months old. Officials said the cats were overall in good condition, but all were dehydrated and have upper respiratory infections. A few are in the PACC clinic to be treated.

Severely malnourished dog rescued after living five years chained in mud pit

A Columbus pit bull rescue was contacted about a dog in horrific conditions chained in a pit of mud on Tuesday.

  Two wayward camels back home after a bit of free roaming

Neighbors, like Phil Wallace, who was busy feeding them alfalfa when KOLD News 13 pulled up, said the camels get out on occasion but this time, he didn’t see the owner.

The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter Snuggles for Seniors Program

For the third year in a row, the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter & Sanctuary brings a little feline therapy to Tucson seniors.

  Pot for pets

As more states legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use, some companies are now marketing cannibis products for pets. But experts caution the supplements are not necessarily a good fit for every animal.

Tucson Police Department K-9 retiring

Bolt will spend his retirement with his family at his side.

PACC offering special discount during the Tucson Gem Show

The Pima Animal Care Center is offering a specials to help people find that 'hidden gem' during the annual Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil event.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona January Pet of the Day

Looking for a new furry friend for 2019? Here are a few available for adoption...

Help Friends of PACC earn a grant for Pima Animal Care Center

These submissions will not only help create the World's Largest Valentine, it will give Friends of PACC a chance to earn $1,000 daily grant award and if they receive the most valentines, the group will be eligible for a $10,000 grant and 1,000 pounds of WholeHearted dog or cat food.

  Meows for Military program helps hospitalized veterans find comfort

The Hermitage Cat Shelter in Tucson has found a possibly purr-fect way to comfort veterans in their final days.

Adorable puppy newest member of SC police department’s team

The Bluffton Police Department introduced its newest K-9 member, Justice, recently.

PCSD first in U.S. to have registered therapy dog working in corrections facility

Officer Luke received his registration earlier this month and is the second therapy dog for PCSD.

  2 dogs dead in midtown mobile home fire

While there were no injuries reported to people, two dogs were found dead inside the mobile home.

FDA recalls several brands of dry dog food following toxicity reports

The FDA has recalled several brands of dry dog food, and is alerting dog owners and veterinary professionals alike.