PHOENIX — State lawmakers agreed to create special exemptions from animal cruelty laws for farmers and ranchers despite complaints that it would ease penalties on those who abuse and beat farm animals to death.
Puppy mills and backyard breeders are operations that emphasize profit above animal welfare. While there is no official definition, in a 1984 legal decision, the term “puppy mill” was defined as “a dog-breeding operation in which the health of the dogs is disregarded in order to maintain a l…
Fights are relatively common inside the overcrowded kennels at the Pima Animal Care Center. Dogs growl, gnash their teeth and bits of flesh are torn as they fight in cramped quarters for limited resources.
Animal lovers might have a reason to cheer after Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
SAN DIEGO — An 11-year-old killer whale injured during a show at SeaWorld in San Diego continues to recuperate but is currently not performing in the Shamu Show, SeaWorld said Wednesday.
During the month of August, The Humane Society of Southern Arizona will spay or neuter 200 pit bulls and pit bull mixes for a special rate of $20. The pits will also be treated to a free nail trim.
Pima Animal Control Center is offering one last opportunity to adopt a pet for $10 with its "Find a Friend" weekend today and tomorrow.
LOS ANGELES — The chimpanzee habitat at the Los Angeles Zoo was open for visitors Wednesday, a day after a baby chimp was killed by an adult male in front of dozens of visitors.
Arizona Greyhound Rescue is hosting a dog wash fundraiser today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pantano Animal Clinic, 8333 E. 22nd Street.
HEART of Tucson, an equine rescue non-profit organization, is holding a First Time Horse Ownership Seminar from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Lazy Bear Ranch, 120 S. Houghton Road., Suite 138.
Pima Animal Care Center, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, is hosting "48 Dogs in 48 Hours," an event that focuses on the 48 most long term residents of the shelter.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Fast-food chain Wendy’s Co. is changing the way it treats chickens and pigs used in its food in an effort to be more humane.