Eli, a gorgeous 2-year-old, long-haired tuxedo cat is looking for a new home. He is a very calm and quite cat who likes to find a great perch from which he can watch the world go by. His favorite position is to be laying next to you to receive bully rubs and brushing. At the PetSmart cat center, he enjoys the attention of volunteers by sitting with them and occasionally playing with toys. When in the mood, he plays like a kitten. He is good with other quiet cats and maybe dogs.
Arizona schools chief John Huppenthal sparred with his Republican primary challenger, Diane Douglas, Tuesday evening in a debate that focused on the state's new Common Core school standards but also touched on anonymous blog posts Huppenthal made that forced him to apologize.
This beauty’s name is Lafawnda. She’s a Snowshoe cat, about 12 years old. She was returned several months ago due to no fault of her own. This is actually the second time she was returned. The first time she was in her home for nine years, but her owner became ill and could no longer care for her. The second time she was returned because her family was moving and couldn’t take her with them.
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.
Shame on SCOTUS. Its recent 5-4 ruling to allow the owners of Hobby Lobby and other closely held, for-profit enterprises to deny certain types of reproductive health care to its women employees moves society backwards.
The state's top school official apologized and repudiated anonymous blog posts he has made for at least the last four years equating welfare recipients with “lazy pigs” and declaring there should be no Spanish-language radio, TV, billboards and newspapers.
State School Superintendent John Huppenthal answers one of a series of questions to him at of a press conference Wednesday where he repudiated comments made in anonymous blogs about "lazy pigs" who get welfare and a diatribe against people who speak Spanish. But Huppenthal said he will not quit and will pursue his campaign for reelection. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. marks the biggest canine adoption event in northern Arizona: The Rescue Roundup. This year, the event will be at the Flagstaff City Hall Front Lawn. The purpose of the event is to educate the public about adopting animals from shelters and rescue organizations. More than 40 different rescues, shelters and vendors will be on hand to explain, promote and demonstrate canine care.
Hidey is a very beautiful 8-year-old Snowshoe Siamese cat with a shy but very loving demeanor. She was given her name by her previous owner because when he first took her home, she liked to hide. Unfortunately her owner passed away last year, and we were able to take Hidey and her other siblings into the rescue. She will require a calm home where she can be socialized, given plenty of tender loving care, and slowly be introduced to her new surroundings. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
Have we had enough of our state schools superintendent John Huppenthal yet? Did his tussle with an elderly woman over the removal of a competitive candidate’s sign make you see red? Does his blatant touting of private schools through robocalls seem at odds with his elected position as superintendent of PUBLIC instruction? And now, how about his anonymous posting on political blogs, calling welfare recipients “lazy pigs” and vilifying Margaret Sanger for her work with Planned Parenthood?
Saying the busing is illegal, state Attorney General Tom Horne on Thursday threatened to sue federal officials for dropping off undocumented individuals in Tucson and Phoenix who were apprehended in Texas.
Maverick, a 6-year-old Shih Tzu mix looks like a tough guy, but is actually just a shy guy looking for love. His life in a puppy mill before coming to Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA was not very nice, so he’s still trying to figure out how wonderful life and people can be. Maverick is learning to like affection, even though he flinches when people reach down to pet him. His favorite things are toys, especially squeaky toys. He should do well with most other dogs and maybe even cats.
Each year in Maricopa County, tens of thousands of animals are euthanized. The shelters fill up, the programs that aid animals with medical and behavioral problems can only take so many cases, and, unfortunately, the whole system can only care for so many.
After reading a previous letter written to you by Michelle Lukasiewicz, I feel compelled to correct her gross misconception of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed and her rainbows and roses description of the PAST Act.
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.
Sienna’s favorite thing to do is to lean on you and give you kisses. This spayed, gentle sweetheart is a 5-year-old retriever/Chesapeake Bay mix with a playful side. She loves to play with other dogs and let her silly side loose.
Rebuffing a bid to add new last-minute string to funding, state senators gave preliminary approval Wednesday to creating a new Department of Child Safety and providing what is now $63 million in new cash to get it started.
Nella is a 5-month-old black kitten with a shy but very loving and playful demeanor. She will require a calm home where she can be socialized, given plenty of tender loving care, and slowly introduced to her new surroundings. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs. She was born with a deformed tail and had to have it surgically removed because it kept getting in her way. Her cute little nub does not require any special care; it just gives her more character. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
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.