- Your Voice
(BPT) - Americans’ love affair with pets continues to grow with approximately 69 million households owning a pet, according to American Veterinary Medical Association. In fact, pet ownership has tripled since the 1970s, and today there are 74.1 million owned cats alone. Felines are great companion animals, but there is still a surprising amount of widely accepted misinformation about cats – and it’s causing a multitude of issues.
Every year, people all across the country participate in a time-honored tradition and make bold New Year’s resolutions. Many of these resolutions have to do with improving our health and, sadly, many of them are broken by the end of January. It isn’t that we give up so much as we are overwhelmed. We have the best of intentions, but sometimes our resolutions are a bit too super-sized. Running a marathon might sound great on January 1, but thirty days later it can feel impossible.
(BPT) - The life of a homeowner is unpredictable. It is inevitable you will encounter necessary home fixes and even an occasional disaster. From storm-damaged roofs and extended power outages to a cabinet door ready to fall off its hinges, it’s important to fix issues quickly before they become a hazard to your family, pets or visitors.
Bright-eyed and brimming is a great way to describe Teddy. But the poodle mix hasn’t always been this way.
(NAPSI)—There appears to be a significant difference between what many people offer as their opinion about pet homelessness and what, if anything, they do about the problem.
Since its inception on May 17, a help desk also known as Support Options Solutions (S.O.S.) at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) has diverted 32 animals from being surrendered to the shelter. S.O.S is organized by No Kill Pima County (NKPC) and staffed by NKPC and PACC volunteers only 8-11 hours a week. The goal is to have it staffed during all open shelter hours. More volunteers are needed to reach this goal.
(BPT) - It’s the time of year to get outside, dine on the deck, bask in the backyard or relax on the patio.
Did you know that it is illegal in Pima County to tether your dog as an alternative to having an appropriate enclosure?
Found as a stray surviving in the sweltering summer heat, Stevie arrived at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in terrible shape. He was found wandering town with swollen, red eyes and absolutely no vision. To make matters worse, Stevie’s teeth were rotten and falling out.
Humane Society of Southern Arizona presents Primp Your Pit
America is a nation of pet lovers. About half the nation’s households include a dog or a cat, and they spend $53 billion yearly on pet expenses, ranging from food to vet bills to toys.
Sheryl Kocher - Receptionist
A key piece in addressing the steady stream of unwanted and abandoned pets involves turning off the faucet.
There's a commonly held assumption by the "other side" that men are uncontrollably compulsive, self-centered, moderately house broken, boob- and booze-oriented, and acceptably trainable using intense rote reprogramming.
During an economic downturn, people sometimes give up on the animals they once loved and cared for.
The monsoon has arrived, that remarkable season of shifted winds, wetter air and powerful thunderstorms that bring precious moisture to the desert.
Letters to the editor published in the May 13, 2009, edition of The Explorer.
Mr. Marana, we hardly know you from the blue collar Joe or bib overall-wearing farmer who lived in the dusty crossroads that became a town 25 years ago.