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A “News Briefs” item of the AFN on Sunday, Feb. 16 featured snake safety advice from the Phoenix Herpetological Society. Wrong is “an estimated 80 percent of rattlesnake bites happen when homeowners take matters into their own hands.”
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
Marshall is a wonderful and loving 5-year-old, tri-color Beagle. He is very affectionate and loves lots of attention. He gets along well with other dogs and is very good with children as well. He loves to play with his toys and is always ready to play ball. He is house broken and would be a great fit for almost any household.
February is designated as “Black History Month” and celebrates a population of individuals that share a unique and important heritage. History has not always been kind to African Americans and, as with other minority groups, has left out important contributions by its members.
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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.
Arizona voters may get to decide if they want to know whether their cold cereal is made with genetically modified corn.
Calling it good for agriculture, two Lake Havasu City GOP lawmakers are pushing to allow farmers to grow hemp without running afoul of state marijuana laws.
Hitchcock is a small, male Terrier mix that came to Friends for Life by way of the Yuma Humane Society. He was found as a stray in Yuma. Hitchcock is a fun, energetic little guy that will need an active home. Hitchcock would benefit from an obedience class to help focus his energies and will also benefit from daily walks. He is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped.
A Northern Arizona lawmaker wants to put the state in charge of giving out federal dollars to ranchers who lose cattle to wolves.
Two of our nation’s most vital means for providing food security in the fight against hunger are the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and food banks. SNAP serves 47 million people and food banks provide food to 37 million Americans.
Daphne begs for treats politely, before breakfast. She is a very affectionate and friendly laid-back part Siamese cat. She is best solo or with another laid-back cat or well behaved dog. Her hobbies are lap time and being petted and groomed. She is approximately 10 years old. Sadly her owners are leaving Arizona and unable to take her.
If you’ve just had a baby, your life is filled with more joy (but less sleep). You’re probably already aware of the time and effort you must invest in raising your child, but you may not have thought as much about another aspect — the financial one.
For years, scientists have been dogged by this evolution question: Just where did man’s best friend first appear?
Bethany Christian School (BCS) in Tempe will be hosting a special open house specifically for those interested in kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school terms. The “Teddy Bear Tea” is being offered on two dates: Thursday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m., and Friday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m.
The city of Phoenix passed a somewhat controversial new ordinance Wednesday that bans all pet stores in the city of Phoenix from selling animals from inhumane sources.
Gus is a 5-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who will seek out attention and loves getting pet. He would like to find a home with a nice lap to sit on all day. When people at the shelter see him they call his name and he gets so wiggly and happy and he jumps into their arms and gives them kisses.
Kyrene School District is one of several area districts participating in a program introducing protein-packed Greek yogurt to school lunches.
Every so often some researcher whips out his calculator and estimates how much it takes to raise a child today. I suspect that this exercise is some sort of subtle pressure from the government to cut down on overpopulation, because the Department of Agriculture says it costs a libido-crushing $241,080 to raise each of our Special Snowflakes to age 18.
Today JB the Bernese Mountain Dog is an award winner and a professional model, but at 8 months old he was a bullied puppy whose owners couldn’t keep him around.
The way Fido wags his tail might reveal more about him than you know. Just ask another dog.
Here’s another reason to be thankful this holiday season — the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is down slightly from last year.
Sweet potatoes generally get one of three treatments at the Thanksgiving table.
Paisley is a sweet 2-year-old female Beagle. She loves to be around people, but other dogs just terrify her. She was attacked by another dog so it will take patience, love and some professional training for her to feel comfortable around other dogs. Until then, Paisley will do great being an only dog in the household. She is housebroken and rarely barks. She does need to be kept on a leash because, like most Beagles, she will take off to follow a scent. Her coat is very soft and she lets everyone hold and pet her.
This event is for all breeds to benefit Boxer Luv Rescue. Bring your canine friend and volunteers will wash and dry your pup for a $20 donation. Long hair $5 extra. Wash and dry, nails clipped and ears cleaned for a $30 donation at Malinda’s Pampered Pets in Ahwatukee, 4302 E. Ray Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.