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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jose Manuel Marino-Najera was hiding behind brush in the southern Arizona desert with a nearly 50-pound load of marijuana when a U.S. Border Patrol K-9 found him.
Centuries ago, those who suffered mental illness were often committed to “madhouses.” These so-called treatment centers were about as brutal, barbaric and inhumane inventions as could be humanly conceived. Patients were subjected to various shock therapies, exorcisms, bloodlettings, ice baths, and gyration wheels. When not directly enduring these interventions, patients were generally kept in dark dungeons, chained to walls or the floor.
PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.
Roger, a 3-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei mix, is an intelligent dog with a lot of energy. He likes to play and gets very wiggly and silly. He needs to meet dogs before going home, as Roger prefers calm and easy going dogs. He really like treats, but will need training on how to wait and be patient. Roger’s a big and lovable dog, who just needs a family who is patient and experienced enough to handle his energy needs and training.
Little Miss is a 2-year-old sweet and petite long-haired Calico cat. She enjoys using a scratching post and likes to sit on a cat tree to enjoy the world around her. She is very gentle, talkative and affectionate after she warms up to you. Little Miss likes to take long naps in a bathtub or sink and is good with other cats. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
Walk to Save Animals has organized a dog walk and PetFest this weekend at Tempe Town Lake.
Hey Big Blue, what are we going to do? Yeah, I’m addressing you, proud members of the Arizona Democratic Party.
A Tempe police K-9 passed away during a training exercise Wednesday evening.
LAVEEN, Ariz. - Authorities are investigating a possible dog- and cock-fighting ring in Laveen after 91 animals have been found living in poor conditions at the property.
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies responded to a rural home near 79th Avenue and Baseline Road Tuesday afternoon to execute a search warrant.
Officials told ABC15 that investigators have found evidence of animal fighting, including an arena with beer cans nearby, leashes hanging from trees, multiple breeds of animals and rooster houses.
Investigators said 37 dogs were found at the property living in poor conditions. All the dogs appeared to be thin and mangy and there was no food or water in sight.
Deputies said they found one dog dead, and two horses collapsed when deputies tried to move them.
MCSO officials said they found several types of dogs at the scene including Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, and even small dogs.
"Little dogs, cocker spaniels, poodles, chained up with heavy chains. That makes you wonder what they're being used for. Are they a training tool for the bigger dogs that are here?" questioned MCSO Deputy Joaquin Enriquez
Deputies say the dogs' owner Luis Garcia is now under arrest.
Investigators said he admitted he feeds the dogs pizza scraps if he has them. He also claims he rescues the dogs from the river beds.
Authorities said they have been investigating this property for an undetermined amount of time after neighbors reported activity at the property.
The weather is finally cooling down, calling us all out of hibernation and into the beautiful outdoors. What better way to celebrate the change of seasons than with a family day in the pumpkin patch? Here are five festivals worth a look:
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Despite several radiation and chemo treatments, loss of hearing and an ever-present life-threatening diagnosis, Buddy gets up every morning, puts on his vest and goes to work. His job may just be providing a little emotional support to the patients at Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in Ahwatukee Foothills, but it’s a job Buddy the dog takes very seriously.
A Mesa woman is contesting a misdemeanor citation for failure to keep her dog on a leash 6 feet or shorter. But the citation may not be as much of a problem as the actual law itself.
Several of our East Valley Marines loaded a donated electric wheelchair onto a trailer and delivered it to PowerPaws in Scottsdale. One of PowerPaws’ missions it to provide highly skilled assistance dogs to veterans with disabilities. The wheelchair will be used to assist in the training of the dogs, who need to be familiar and at ease with any situation.
The residents of Hawthorn Court at Ahwatukee may not remember much, but when they get a visit from a local dog, it seems to unlock something in their brain.
The Gilbert Police Department added two dogs to its K-9 Unit.
A friend who has some experience with rodeo horses sent me a most picturesque proverb: “Let go or be dragged.” Whether this phrase was first spoken by a Zen master who had achieved enlightenment on the mountainside, or by a battered cowboy nursing his shattered bones and pulling cacti from his backside makes no difference. It is the unmistakable truth.
Here we are, deep in the Here we are, deep in the dog days of another summer. School is out, vacation days are being cashed in, and picnic baskets are being packed. Barbecues are firing, pools are splashing, and ice cream trucks are rolling. Meanwhile, thousands, yea millions, are taking to the great American highway.
Let’s face it: the best antidote for a sweltering summer day is a dive in the swimming pool. Metropolitan Phoenix boasts more than 400,000 swimming pools, proof that we love nothing more than a refreshing dip as the temperatures climb.
Army 1st Sgt. and Gilbert resident Cory Remsburg will soon have a new home to continue his rehabilitation from a near-fatal combat injury thanks to the efforts of a conglomeration of veteran organizations.
Jordan is an adorable 8-year-old Jack Russell terrier who wins the hearts of everyone he comes in contact with, humans and canines alike! He’s one of the happiest and sweetest Jack Russell terriers we’ve ever met. This friendly, loving little guy will solicit pets from anyone who is passing by. Jordan likes to be held and enjoys warming laps; add belly rubs to the mix and you will have one happy dog on your hands! Don’t let Jordan’s age fool you — this guy is active and full of life! He loves to play and if it involves tennis balls, he will play fetch for hours! Jordan loves being outside; he’ll stand facing the sun with the wind in his face and I swear you can see him smiling! Jordan and his canine foster brother enjoy patrolling the backyard several times a day. Walks are huge on his list which isn’t a problem because he has impeccable leash manners and does great during car rides.
“John Huppenthal still has First Amendment rights.”
Dogs are man’s best friend ... not rattlesnakes. Snakes are an intricate component to our Arizona desert ecosystem but can pose a threat to our dogs if confronted. As prey driven animals, dogs are naturally curious and driven to new scents, sounds, and motion. If confronted with a snake, it is our goal to have control of our dog to ensure a snake bite does not follow.