Beware of Leptospirosis Outbreaks in Pima County

on 08/11/2017 - 11:39 pm

Do you have pets and live in Pima County? Officials are a little concerned because another dog has tested positive for the bacterial disease, leptospirosis. This is a verified case by the health department of Pima County. A local vet notified the health department of this devastating news.
The dog has recovered from the leptospirosis,but  no vaccination was completed prior to the dog picking up the bacteria from who knows where. There have been outbreaks in other cities that have affected anywhere from 50-70 dogs at a time. Prevention as a community is important. There are a few things you can do to help your pet from getting this terrible bacterial disease.
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National Mutt Day a Reminder That Love Comes in All Shapes, Sizes, and Breeds

on 08/01/2017 - 12:15 am

National Mutt Day, a holiday created by animal activist, Colleen Paige, happens twice a year – once on July 31st and again on December 2nd. According to its creator, National Mutt Day’s purpose is to embrace the beauty of all canines, to save the lives of unwanted animals, and to celebrate the love of pets - whatever breed they happen to come in. The need for this specialized holiday was determined after decades of favoritism going towards purebred dogs only. Unfortunately, mixed breed canines are often overlooked, although “mutts” comprise a surprisingly large part of the modern pet population. As it stands today, “mutts” are the most commonly euthanized ...

Animal Center Experiences Overcrowding & Offers Free Pet Adoptions.

on 07/12/2017 - 03:24 pm

It is always super sad to hear about an overcrowded animal center. However, one animal center is doing something about the overcrowding and we love it. Clay County Animal Care and Center is having a HUGE adoption event this weekend. Because their center is crowded, they need to get some animals to a new home ASAP.
 

 
You can expect that June 11th and 12th all the adoption fees are waived. This means that you can take a beloved pet home for free. Nothing can stand in between you and your new pet, not even money. If you’re looking for a new pet, stop by tomorrow between the hours of 10AM and 4PM to pick out a new furry friend. You’re not just getting a new pet, ...

Stray Dog Adopts Adventure Racing Team as His New Family

on 03/14/2017 - 01:24 am

A small group of Swedish Adventure Racers got a surprising new team member recently when a local stray dog adopted them in the middle of a competition in Ecuador. The dog, who would soon earn the name King Arthur for his decidedly regal aura, sauntered through the crowd in search of food before coming across Team Peak Performance having a break. Initially apprehensive to Arthur’s dirty and sickly appearance, the generous team ended up giving old Arthur some meatballs from their pouches, and the rest is history.
 

A short while later, after finishing their snack, the team packed up and left. A few miles down the road, however, they noticed they were not alone; Arthur walking cl ...