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(BPT) - Whether a loyal pal like Lassie is what you’re looking for, or a Garfield–like couch potato is more your speed, a pet can make a wonderful addition to your family. But there is more to choosing a new pet than simply falling in love with a cute face. Making an informed and well-researched decision can lead to a happy home life for both you and your pet.
(NAPSI)—One of the nation’s newest sources of electricity comes from...animal waste? It sounds futuristic, but it’s a reality for farmers like Luke, Mike and Tony Brubaker, who run a herd of 975 dairy cows and 800 young stock. Back in 2009, milk prices were down, so the Brubakers looked into other profit-making opportunities. They soon began converting cow manure, via an on-farm digester machine, into enough electricity to power 150-200 homes. But they didn’t stop there—solar panels were added atop their heifer barn and broiler house to create additional thousands of kilowatts of electricity every month.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona today received a $400,000 gift from the estate of a woman with a generous heart and a love of animals.
Everyone is welcome, but only those 16 years or older will be able to personally walk the dogs. Dog-walkers please RSVP to Andrew.Stocker@pima.gov by Monday, December 22.
Sing-A-Long Spectacular (Dec. 11th)
(BPT) - “I thought cancer was like dessert - you only got one. I thought wrong,” says Jim Riswold, a two-time cancer survivor and one of the advertising geniuses responsible for some of Nike’s most iconic ads. Fourteen years ago, Riswold was told he had between two to four years to live, but because of a once-a-day pill developed by Dr. Brian Druker, director of OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Jim is now sharing his story through artwork.
(BPT) - The holidays are about the home and celebrating time with friends and family. It’s a time to cherish the warmth, comfort and company of being around those we love most. For some, however, work keeps them away from the ones they love.
(Family Features) The holiday season is a magical time and there are some simple ways to share in the season’s spirit of goodwill and generosity.
Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday aimed at forcing the federal government to protect Arizona’s diminishing cactus ferruginous pygmy owl population under the Endangered Species Act.
(NAPSI)—Some 10 billion animals are raised on our nation’s farms and ranches, yet the vast majority—almost 90 percent—are not provided animal-centric welfare standards beyond the industry standards offered by trade association guidelines and retailer-imposed audits. And very few producers are audited by independent third-party certifying organizations to verify that humane standards are met.
(NAPSI)—At holiday time or any time you and your family are busy, it’s important to remember that pets can get stressed out, especially if they spend a lot more time alone than normal.
(NAPSI)—It started with the Boomers. A science experiment in schools to teach students responsibility, (or a simple scare tactic), known as The Pet Egg. Many actually enjoyed caring for their eggs, and the Pet Rock was also born. For thousands of years in fact, kids of all ages have loved to nurture and play parent with baby dolls and the like.
Kids can now enjoy taking care of a collection of animated friends through a pet app. (NAPS)
Saguaro National Park’s Tucson Mountain District (west) will offer a three-day Wilderness Camp for young people 10 to 14 years old. The dates for the camp are Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Dec. 27-29.
In November, Picture Rocks Hiking Club explorers visited Box Canyon, following a wash from Picture Rocks Road at the bottom of Contzen Pass through the Tucson Mountains to the Redemptorist Renewal Center.
The herbicide glyphosate and the “inert ingredient” POEA, used in Roundup, are reported in Scientific American to kill human cells. Roundup is linked to birth defects, Parkinson’s Disease, infertility and cancer. Despite the growing evidence about the herbicide’s dangers, Saguaro National Park sprayed 3,550 gallons of the poison on 375 park acres with helicopters Aug. 19-24 in its efforts to fight buffelgrass.
What were tears of sadness 10 days ago are now tears of joy for the Mullins family who was reunited with their four-month-old puppy, Mocha, today at the McDonald's in Marana.
(Family Features) Whether it's co-workers at the office or your stylist at the salon, when the holidays come around, you likely have a lot of gift giving to do. Check those names off your shopping list and tuck these delightful gifts under the tree. This guide has something to make everyone's season a little brighter.
(Family Features) If you're looking for a unique alternative to the traditional trucks and dolls, a holiday gift that is both fun and functional is an ideal way to treat the kids on your shopping list this year.
County residents are invited to spread Thanksgiving love with Pima Animal Care Center dogs through PACC’s annual holiday dog-walking event. The event runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 at 4000 N. Silverbell Road.