My name is Harrison, and there are things in my life that might keep some dogs down. I’m deaf, my kidneys didn't develop quite right when I was born, and I’m a 1 year old puppy who has lived at the shelter for 3 months! But do I let that get me down? No! Do you know why? Because this world is amazing, full of amazing things. I don’t want to brag, but I’m kind of a rock star in doggie play groups, and they let me play with 20 other dogs a couple times a week.
“It’s a jeep thing.”
Sometimes the roads in life are smooth. Many times, though, they are rocky and treacherous, with dangerous turns and an inability to see past the trials in front of us. Unless you have a Jeep, then you can take on anything with a playful smile and push ahead.
By Anita Roman
The Arizona Animal Welfare League operates on a bare-bones budget, and yet, it takes in every stray pet that comes their way. Each year, the League rescues 4,000 animals, with 1,000 coming from the Rural Rescue Program.
Work begins bright and early for Michael Morefield and Melanie Thomas. It's barely 6:00 a.m., and they were loading much-needed supplies into the rescue truck before they hit the road.
As you are escaping this summer heat with day trips up north and long weekends to California or Colorado, you will most likely be bringing your furry four legged friend to share your adventures. Remember after your trip, make sure you aren’t bringing home those pesky, unwanted visitors; fleas and ticks. They can easily latch onto your pet, and besides making your skin crawl, they can make your animal very sick. Ehrlichea, tick fever, and Lyme disease are only a few of the diseases that can be transmitted to your animal from these tiny creatures and easily hospitalize them.
Hi, my name is Rose, and I need your help. I was born in a breeder’s backyard, sold to have puppies. When I was 7 months old, I had trouble walking, and they took me to a vet. He said my legs didn’t form right and I needed a surgery on both of my legs. The breeder was going to make me “go away”, but I didn’t want to “go away”. I’m not even a year old, I have a lot of life to live.
Sam: It’s Cool to Be a Smart Girl
Sam came to the AAWL 3 years ago a smart, motivated German Shepherd looking for a new family. Rescued from the euthanasia list at the county shelter, we knew with the proper home she would flourish. She was the brand standard for German Shepherds: Perfect gait, astonishing coat, her personality and behavior fit the AKC definition exactly. A family fell for Sam, and took her home to begin her new life.
PHOENIX (KSAZ) - An illness that has killed three dogs and infected at least 50 is spreading in the Valley.
The illness is called leptospirosis and most of the cases have been in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills..
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection and has symptoms similar to the flu. The illness is contagious and can be spread through water. Officials say there is a vaccine for leptospirosis, but it is in short supply.
Article Written By Lindsey Reiser
FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -
More dogs in the Valley are becoming sick with a dangerous bacteria and three have died.
The leptospirosis bacteria is very contagious, and causes vomiting, shaking and lethargy, among other symptoms. It can also spread to humans.
You can get a vaccine for your dog to prevent it.
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -
Animal advocates say important consumer protection provisions in Arizona’s new puppy mill law have been rendered moot after the U.S. Department of Agriculture took down its animal welfare inspection website.
We received a heartbreaking call recently about a young boy who had been abandoned by his mother and was entering the foster care system. Adding to this sad situation, the boy had a beloved dog that he had raised from a puppy. He was going to have to give up his dog because he was not allowed to take it with him to the foster home.