More than four million people are bitten by dogs each year despite the fact that these incidents are very preventable.
In honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week from May 17 to May 23, the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA is helping pet owners and those who come in contact with dogs stay safe by offering helpful reminders and warning signs.
Volunteer Lynda Fischer
The Arizona Animal Welfare League, the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter, hosted its fundraiser, An Evening to Paws, at the Hotel Valley Ho.
The March 20 evening was a casual ’50s-inspired affair, complete with Doo Wop music, an auction, AZ Lindy Hop dancers and ’50s diner food.
PHOENIX -- A Valley group encouraged owners Thursday to get their canines microchipped in honor of National Lost Dog Day.
"According to national statistics, one-in-three pets will be lost each year," Judith Garner with the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA said.
An estimated 90 percent of pets that go missing do not return home. Microchips can help get pets back to their owners.
PHOENIX (3TV) - Remember the fun of slumber parties as a kid, playing and staying up late with your friends?
12 News has partnered with the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA to bring you your daily dose of adorable, adoptable cuteness.
Watch our 12 News live Kitty Cam and watch your favorite little ones play, cuddle and have fun around the AAWL and SPCA kitten room.
Source: KTAR News
PHOENIX -- If you're looking to adopt a pet, a pet slumber party may help your choose the right one.
"People kind of have this expectation that the animal's going to run right over to them, wag their tail, jump in their lap and start licking their faces and that doesn't always happen," Judith Gardner with the Arizona Animal Welfare League said.
Some pets don't show well in a shelter environment.
Scientists in Tucson are asking the public to help fund a valley fever vaccine. Researchers are creating the vaccine from the same fungus that causes the disease.
PHOENIX -- A whopping 94 percent of pet owners buy gifts for their pets, and more than three-quarters (78 percent) include their beloved pet(s) in their holiday cards or photos, according to a survey by the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA).
AAWL & SPCA, Arizona's oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter, recently polled its adopters and supporters to find out how they celebrate the holiday season with their pets. The findings show that the majority of animal lovers include their pets in every aspect of the holiday.