More people have been bringing their pets to Phoenix-area animal hospitals to treat marijuana ingestion, according to a local chain of animal clinics.According to the Emergency Animal Clinic -- which owns five hospitals across Phoenix, the East Valley, and West Valley -- there's been a pretty sharp ... More >>
Yes, horse and dog massages are real services offered by real people who operate businesses in Arizona.However, according to two women who have filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court, the state veterinary board has told them to stop providing their services, insisting that the women need ... More >>
Shannon Liska says her pitbull Trax didn't deserve to be shot by a U.S. Forest Service officer while on a camping trip in March. Shannon Liska's 2-year-old pitbull still has a bullet shard in its snout. The dog is now toothless on one side of his mouth, and doesn't have enough jaw bone lef ... More >>
Peoria police are filing animal cruelty charges against a Peoria woman who allowed her pit bull to walk around on a bloody stump for about a year without treating its injuries. Cops contacted Michelle Busse, 22, on January 7, after someone complained that she had not gotten medical treatment for ... More >>
There's a monster on the loose and he needs to be brought to justice.The pooch to the right is Andre, a miniature pinscher who had his eyes gouged out of his head, likely by the same savage who used the little guy for BB-gun target practice.We're told Andre was found in an empty lot near 67th Ave ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio loooves animals! Investigations into his office: not so much.Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's media sluttiness knows no bounds and now includes exploiting abused horses in an apparent attempt to repair his image. As the walls are caving in around his corrupt ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PSM_V11_D543_Salmon.jpg Salmon Get your speed-dial ready, folks.Tomorrow, September 16th is a National Day of Action in Washington, D.C. sponsored by Food and Water Watch. You can add your voice to those opposed to allowing this fish into our food supply. Ot ... More >>
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Construction workers just north of Tucson stumbled upon a rattlesnake on their job site about three weeks ago.Not too uncommon; this is Arizona.Well, the thing had two heads -- not necessarily a sign of the apocalypse, but something veterinarians at the Arizona- ... More >>
Since November, at least four dogs have gotten sick and one has died from poisoning after eating laced meat at Carriage Lane Park in Mesa. The owners of the afflicted canines have had to fight to get a case opened with Mesa's Animal Control Department, which is short-staffed after a series of budge ... More >>
On Wednesday, October 15, the Tempe Improv will host “Sheriff Joe’s Pink Collar Comedy Night,” a fundraiser to benefit Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa Animal Safe Hospice (MASH) unit. Arpaio’s made much of his MASH unit over the past four years, and the press has portrayed hi ... More >>
Tinkerbell's death prompts a federal inquiry at the Phoenix Zoo
Phoenix Zoo director refutes allegations of animal abuse
At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.
Rabbits and other critters are getting nailed at the Phoenix Zoo
From the week of April 26, 2001
Things are wild at the Phoenix Zoo -- resignations, defecting volunteers, claims of substandard veterinary care, mismanagement and cronyism
Veterinarians know it as Ketamine, a small-animal tranquilizer. Valley drug users call it Special K, and it's not just for breakfast anymore.
A debate rages over a new corporate-sponsored animal-adoption program. As usual, the Arizona Republic prefers to be muzzled.