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17 February 2017
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Leptospirosis outbreak kills 3 dogs in the Valley

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.



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17 February 2017
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More dogs sick with leptospirosis in Maricopa County

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.



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10 February 2017
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20 August 2015
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Black cat adoption deals in Phoenix: They're not bad luck

If you’re in the market for a new best friend — or pair of new best friends — the Arizona Animal Welfare League is running a deal for adoptions.

As part of their “Me and My Shadow” program, the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA are trying to de-stigmatize black cats:



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20 August 2015
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17 August 2015
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2 July 2015
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9 June 2015
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29 May 2015
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Raising Kids Arizona Magazine Highlights AAWL Kids Camp

Kamran Darnall-Hirani (8) gets face-to-face with a ferret.

I have always loved animals. I remember spending hours during summer break giving my stuffed animals “check-ups” and wrapping their “injuries” in Ace bandages.

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