An injured puppy abandoned in a Dumpster at a Sierra Vista apartment complex has prompted an investigation.
PHOENIX — A House panel agreed Tuesday to stiffen penalties for those who abuse pets, but only after carving out what essentially amounts to special treatment and looser regulations for farmers and ranchers.
PHOENIX — A House panel agreed today to stiffen penalties for those who abuse pets — but only after carving out what essentially amounts to special treatment — and looser regulations — for farmers and ranchers.
After presiding over an especially difficult case of animal abuse, Pima County Justice of the Peace Maria Felix started to search for a better way to handle the ever-increasing flow of animal-related cases in Pima County Consolidated Justice Court.
Animal abusers would lose right to have pets
PHOENIX - Turtles, rabbits and parakeets could soon be out of bounds.
PHOENIX - It's a carnival midway icon. Get the pingpong ball in the fish bowl, and win the fish. But maybe no more.
An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer has been charged with animal neglect for leaving his canine partner in a hot patrol car for hours, resulting in the dog's death.
A few years back, Pima County Justice of the Peace Maria Felix remembers presiding over an animal abuse case so horrendous, she wanted to cry.
A disagreement between a Southern Arizona rancher and Pima County animal care officials could determine whether legislators create a new exemption from state and local animal-cruelty laws.