Kudos to Phoenix police Sgt. Joel Tranter for his tenacious response in rescuing a 15-year-old Shiba Inu pooch named Saki from certain danger in the morning hours of July 28. This Ahwatukee resident had witnessed an already over-heated, confused and exhausted Saki as she wondered in the street on Equestrian Drive near the Warner-Elliot Loop, unable to stop because of traffic. But thanks to this officer, while patrolling the streets of Ahwatukee, he spotted Saki and with the help of a neighborhood Good Samaritan, Tranter was able to coax scared little Saki into his air-conditioned patrol vehicle and whisk her off to a local veterinary hospital where they supplied her with water and scanned for a micro-chip, which she in fact had. This enabled officer Tranter to locate a frantic but very relieved and thankful owner and reunited the two.
Emmy, a 3-year-old Boxer mix, is a laid back gal looking for an easy going, quiet home. She loves to lounge around all day and hang out with her people and go for an occasional walk. Emmy gets along with other easy going dogs as well as cats. If you have a nice quiet home and are looking for an easy going dog well then Emmy is your gal. She is spayed and has her shots. Her adoption fee is $100.
Fernando, a 2-year-old Poodle mix, may be a little guy but has a big brain. He already knows a few tricks and loves to play with toys and will cuddle with anyone. He does pretty well with other calm, polite dogs and might even do OK with cats. He is neutered and his adoption price is $175.
This weekend, 12 Valley animal rescue organizations will set up shop in 40 locations across Maricopa County to try to get more than 1,500 cats and dogs adopted — and all of those pets can be adopted entirely for free.
Until recently, if a pet owner needed to give up their pet the only option was to send the pet to an “open-intake” shelter where it could potentially end up on the euthanasia list. Now, the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA (AAWL) is giving pet owners a new option by opening an owner surrender program.
LOS ANGELES — Many neighborhood feuds in the U.S. are caused by barking and parking. When it comes to barking, animal trainers say dogs are usually bored, scared or anxious, so they shouldn't be blamed for fights that involve their masters.
Ahwatukee’s Sierra Lobianco, majoring in environmental sustainability, was selected as committee member for the 2013-14 academic year with the Student Health and Advisory Committee at Northern Arizona University’s residential campus in Flagstaff.
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.
Join the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA of Phoenix for its Special Empty the Shelter Event from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Sonia Breslow Adoption Center. 25 N. 40th St., Phoenix.
Halo, Purely for Pets, providing all-natural, premium food to state’s first no-kill shelter. “Be a Rock Star and Adopt a Pet” adoption event. Reduced adoption fees for one day only. Dogs/cats 1 year or older — $25, puppies and kittens under one year — $50. Saturday, Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA’s Sonia Breslow Adoption Center, 25 N. 40th St. in Phoenix.
For years, giving pets as gifts has been an age old debate among many within the animal welfare community, including the Arizona Humane Society (AHS). Many animal welfare organizations have shied away from giving pets as gifts due to the long-standing belief that those pets were more likely to be returned to shelters than pets who were picked out by the family who would actually be caring for them.
Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA’s Walk to Save Animals is a family friendly annual event with a 2K and 5K walk, games, raffles, prizes, food, entertainment, adoptions and you get to bring your dog from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Tempe Town Lake.
Dr. Steven Hansen, DVM, will join the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) as chief executive officer (CEO) on Oct. 21 and will bring nearly 30 years of animal-welfare passion and renowned professional experience to the state’s nonprofit.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald