Pet Connection

  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.

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

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

CCSO K9 Manny to get donation of body armor

Friends of PACC seeking donations for Pup in Boots project

Get your pets microchipped in free, drive-through clinic

PACC: Rabies confirmed in kittens attacked by skunk near Amado

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

Sierra Vista animal shelter offering special adoption fees in June

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

Local shelters asking community’s help in adopting out kittens

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

Humane Society of Southern Arizona May Pet of the Day

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

Humane Society of Southern Arizona April Pet of the Day

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

HSSAZ hosting 4th installment in SPEEK lecture series

Care to cuddle with kittens? PACC looking for kitten fosters

Highway Hounds: PACC taking dogs to Utah pet sanctuary

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.

Local cat shelter shares the love of cats with veterans from all walks of life

One of Arizona's oldest cat shelters, the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary, has teamed up with the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System (SAVAHCS) to continue the 'Meows for Military' program for the third year in a row.

  PACC reminding that freezing temps are dangerous for animals not used to the cold

“If you’re cold, your pet is cold,” said PACC Director Kristen Auerbach, in a recent news release. “Pets in Tucson are acclimated to warmer temperatures which means below-freezing night temperatures can be deadly for pets left outside with no shelter.”

Humane Society of Southern Arizona December Pet of the Day

Looking for a new furry friend in time for the holidays? Here are a few available for adoption...

More than 30 dogs euthanized in a week at AL shelter after outbreak of deadly disease

Since Monday, they’ve had to euthanize more than 30 dogs that contracted Canine distemper, a disease brought in by that one animal.

Ford developing noise-cancelling kennels for dogs

The kennels would use the same noise-cancelling technology that Ford employs in the Edge SUV.

CBP celebrates National Day of the Horse with a nod to the past

In the early days of the Border Patrol, new recruits provided their own horse and saddle. These days, the Border Patrol finds its horses for the Horse Patrol via adoption, purchase and even seizure.

  Recall expands for potentially toxic dog food

Excess vitamin D in the diet can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Pet owners whose dogs have been eating the recalled brands and are showing these symptoms should contact their veterinarians.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona November Pet of the Day

Looking for a furry friend? Here are a few up for adoptions.

FDA: Dog heart disease linked to grain-free food

The pet food, while not pinpointed to any particular brand, contains peas, lentils, legume seeds or potatoes as main ingredients.

Cochise County amends agreement with Huachuca City Animal Shelter

An amended intergovernmental agreement between Cochise County and the Huachuca City Animal Shelter will allow the facility to expand and improve its operations.

Women sleep better with dogs by their side, study says

Women who sleep with cats did not show those benefits and reported disrupted sleep as much as women who share a bed with a human partner.

Black “Fur Day” deals happening at PACC

All pets with black fur will be discounted for Black Friday

PACC helping local business find homes for dogs

A local business owner reached out to Pima Animal Care Center for help finding homes for 25 dogs and puppies kenneled at his business, Williams Kanine Security.

Bring your pets to meet Santa

Bring your pets to the Humane Society to meet Santa and take a photo. A proceeds go towards helping abandoned animals.

WATCH: Dog overjoyed to reunite with SC soldier after 4-month deployment

Their reunion happened at McEntire Joint Guard Base earlier this week.

Cochise Co. Sheriff’s Office warns residents about rabies cases

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has been advised of two positive rabies cases from areas around the county and one pending that may be positive as well and they are warning the public to be on alert.

PACC dealing with higher than usual number of homeless pets

Pima Animal Care Center has an urgently high number of animals in the shelter. As of today, there are 438 puppies and dogs and 272 kittens and cats. That makes for a total of 711 homeless pets in need of a home.

PACC warning drivers to check their vehicles before taking off

Now that temperatures are cooling off in the desert, especially at night, the critters are looking for a warm place to sleep.

Sierra Vista residents invited to run or walk with shelter dogs

Residents invited to run or walk with shelter dogs in Sierra Vista.

Pet supply store now open at PACC

“Central Pet: Adopt. Shop. Give,” is the new pet store in the Pima Animal Care Center lobby. The store was made possible through a collaboration with Friends of PACC, the official nonprofit partner to the shelter.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona - Pets of the day for September

Pets available for adoption from the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in September.

PACC dogs get major playtime during training event

The program, which runs Saturday, Sept. 29 to Wednesday, Oct. 17, allows PACC staff and volunteers to learn more about dogs’ personalities in these play groups. DPFL is rooted in the notion that a dog’s natural instinct is to play.

  ONLY ON KOLD: PACC pup day trip program gets dogs out of the shelter

This program not only gets them out of the kennel for the day, but gives them a chance to socialize with people and other animals. Fosters can take them out for a few days at a time, even just one if need be. It makes all the difference.

Flea, tick products can cause seizures in pets, FDA warns

Flea treatments for dogs and cats can lead to neurological issues, including muscle tremors and seizures, the Food and Drug Administration warned.

  ‘Southside Seven’ recovering well at Wild Hearts Rescue Ranch

The seven horses that call the rescue home for the time being are lucky to be there. They're safe from abuse, able to roam about their fenced-off areas, and can freely munch on some hay. Just months ago, they were starving.

  Woman rubs feces on neighbors’ door in retaliation for dog pooping in yard

The neighbors say if their dogs used the bathroom in the woman’s yard, it wasn’t on purpose, and the woman should have tried talking to them to resolve the issue.