Category Archives: Pets/animals

Early Thanksgiving for Tucson dog and owner reunited after five years: Hail the mighty microchip

A Siberian Husky named Nike may have been a dog gone after he got lost as a puppy five years ago, but he was certainly never forgotten. Tucson owner Zuleica Sans and her family still kept pictures of the perky … Continue reading

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War hero dog saved soldiers in Afghanistan only to be killed in Arizona: Wrong dog euthanized at Pinal County pound – UPDATE: Employee fired

A dog named Target, who not only survived the war in Afghanistan but also saved soldiers from a suicide bomber, was taken home by her soldier owner to Arizona – only to be killed in the Pinal County pound. A … Continue reading

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Wildlife belongs in wild: Arizona monkey bites owner, reinforces primates make bad pets

A pet rhesus monkey – on its way to be euthanized – bit its Phoenix owner on the hand last week, stirring up a renewed brouhaha about monkeys and other primates making bad pets. It doesn’t take a zoological scientist … Continue reading

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Elephant poop makes money in Topeka – Could Tucson follow suit with coyote and javelina waste?

Scooping up elephant dung – or any poop – may not be the most glamorous job. Unless you happen to have some kind of fetish. But it can be an endeavor that leads to piles of money if we take … Continue reading

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Improving the U.S.-Mexico border – for animals: First installment from $50 million project for bats, jaguars and agave

We human animals are jealous. Bats, bighorn sheep, jaguars, agave and other plant and wildlife that thrive along the U.S.-Mexico border are getting $50 million to make the habitat a better place. Well, we do need to be fair about … Continue reading

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Buy new car – get free cat: Tucson Jim Click and Hermitage Cat Shelter strange bedfellows indeed

Thinking of buying a new car? Don’t delay – the best deal to wheel its way to Tucson is going down Saturday, Oct. 9, with the pairing of Jim Click and the Hermitage Cat Shelter. Buy a car, get a … Continue reading

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Valley Fever Corridor: Tucson Walk for Cure Oct. 10 – UPDATE AZ: 172 new cases in less than week

You could have Valley Fever and not even know it. Valley Fever annually infects thousands of Arizonans as well as 1 in 25 area dogs, often with absolutely no symptoms, University of Arizona’s Valley Fever Center for Excellence says. Or … Continue reading

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