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LOS ANGELES — Millions of pets across America live like little humans these days — and as long as people treat them that way, pet spending should keep climbing after a record 2013, industry spokesman Bob Vetere said Thursday.
State lawmakers agreed to create special exemptions from animal cruelty laws for farmers and ranchers despite complaints that it would ease penalties on those who abuse and beat farm animals to death.
LOS ANGELES — Many neighborhood feuds in the U.S. are caused by barking and parking. When it comes to barking, animal trainers say dogs are usually bored, scared or anxious, so they shouldn't be blamed for fights that involve their masters.
Mesa will receive free sterilization for homeless cats living in two zip codes — 85201 and 85204. The Spay Neuter Hotline will be scheduling appointments, giving out humane traps and aiding in the process. The money for the program comes from a grant given out by PetSmart Charities.
LOS ANGELES — If a scared dog bolts from home, it's likely to run as fast and far as it can. But if a house cat panics, it's more likely to slink away and stop at the first good hiding place it finds.
When Amy retired a few years ago from a long career in the Army, she had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. With no family, limited income and failing health, she settled in a little trailer in a Mesa mobile home park.
A six-year-old girl is in stable condition after she was attacked by a Rottweiler at a city of Gilbert dog park Thursday.
LOS ANGELES — The sight of an exotic animal can be a welcome distraction, even a temporary antidote, for a sick child. But you can't simply slap a leash and surgical mask on a rhino and march it through the front door of a hospital for a visit.
It’s another day at the Lehman family goat farm in Chandler, but Friday, something is different. Two baby goats, just three weeks old, are missing.
CAMP VERDE, AZ - Two tiger cubs found in Arizona last month and now living at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park have some new names to go along with their new home.
The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control recently received a 36-pound cat at one of their Valley shelters.
Slugs and snails are ravenous plant eaters that leave behind slimy trails of destruction as they glide through nurseries and lawns, farm fields and gardens. Remedies abound, but prevention is an effective way to start.
Rescuing a cat from a tree may sound like a news cliché, but this particular story might leave you with a smile that's worth your time.
Altered Tails Barnhart Clinic introduced itself to the East Valley with a grand opening event in Mesa on Dec. 16.
LOS ANGELES — Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?
BRAINTREE, Mass. — Apartment and condo managers, dogged by complaints from those who've experienced the squishy and smelly sensation of stepping onto a pile of dog doo, are turning to DNA testing to identify the culprits who don't clean up after their pets.
Roxy is a furry, purry bundle of love with one spot of gray fur on the top of her head. Nothing makes this sweet girl happier than being with her people. She loves being brushed, being petted, and having her gray spot scratched. She loves to snuggle in your arms or in your lap for long stretches of time. It would be interesting to see just how long she’d be content to stay put in your arms or lap.
This is Whizbeedit, a domestic short-haired brown Tabby female kitten. She has lots of energy, but also likes to be held and be pet by her people. Whizbeedit expresses her appreciation with lots of purring.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Maybe ten times a week, someone calls Steve Lazicki looking to get rid of a parrot.
HENNIKER, N.H. — When it comes to pairing beer with poultry, Joe Morette isn't too fussy. His turkeys will drink just about anything.
If you travel with your dog and prefer small inns and B&Bs over chain hotels, it can be frustrating that so few allow pets. If you listen to some innkeepers' stories, though, you may wonder why any of them do.
Crazy about your dog? Want to spend quality time with him or her while enjoying company from dog owners like you? Look no further than the sixth annual Woofstock - The Great Chandler Dog Walk. This tail-waggin’ event at Tumbleweed Park features numerous events including interactive dog demonstrations, dog massages and a pet psychic.
LOS ANGELES — While some say school safety hinges on guns, cameras or alarms in classrooms, Mark Gomer and Kristi Schiller think specially trained dogs should take point in preventing violence in schools.
The 14th BARKtoberkfest, the annual party for dogs and their owners, is Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Gilbert Town Center.
LOS ANGELES — You nurse and nurture, live with and love an animal in your home. After a few weeks or months, you turn it over to someone or return it to a shelter. Watching a foster pet leave the nest can be rewarding, but you are probably still going to cry your eyes out.