• Holly Schaffer, Special to Tucson Local Media
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They are golden retrievers and standard poodles, Irish wolfhounds and Newfoundlands, chihuahuas and silky terriers. They have names like Emma Jay, Lex, Cisco and Wriggly. They are just some of the certified therapy dogs you’ll find in the library’s Read to a Dog Program, and they all have on…

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  • Vanessa Ford, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Sugar was brought to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in December. Our staff saw that she needed deworming, which takes a few weeks for treatment to be effective. Sugar was placed with a wonderful foster volunteer so she could get healthy. In January of 2011, less than 2 months in our …

  • By Kim Stoll, Special to Tucson Local Media
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For many people summer brings to mind images of vacation fun, but at Pima Animal Care Center it means one thing: overcrowded kennels. With puppy and kitten season in full swing, and stray dogs scared into the streets by fireworks and monsoon thunder, we can take in dozens of pets every day. …

  • Chuck Huckelberry, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Five to six days. That was it. That’s about how long on average a dog or cat used to have at Pima Animal Care Center. If the animal hadn’t been adopted within a few days, it was euthanized.