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Puppy rescued after being tossed out car window onto I-17

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A sweet-faced puppy is safe tonight, thanks to the quick-thinking of a good Samaritan. 

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VIDEO: Puppy, tiger cub are best buddies

An adorable friendship has formed between two would-be foes. Check out this tiger cub and puppy playing together at a zoo in Russia!

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The inside track: UA offers only program focused solely on horse racing industry

Students in the Race Track Industry Program work hands-on with the horses at the University of Arizona’s Equine Center. (Source: Margaret Naczek/Cronkite News) Students in the Race Track Industry Program work hands-on with the horses at the University of Arizona’s Equine Center. (Source: Margaret Naczek/Cronkite News)
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The University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP), a program that has attracted national attention for producing such alumni as top trainers Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher, is the only collegiate program in the United States focused solely on the racetrack industry.

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VIDEO: Take Your Dog to Work Day!

For workers who dread leaving their pets at home, Friday offered a unique opportunity to bring the pooch to the office.

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MCACC offering free adoptions during 'Mutt Madness Adopt-a-Thon' Video included

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The adoptions are happening at the east and west shelters at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.

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Phoenix firefighters rescue kitten from house fire

(Source: Phoenix Fire Department) (Source: Phoenix Fire Department)
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A little cat used up one of his nine lives this week when he got trapped in a fire! But thanks to Phoenix firefighters, this frightened feline is going to be OK. 

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'Talking' dog actually says 'hello' to potential adopters

(Source: MCACC) (Source: MCACC)
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 Meet Krew. The sweet, eight-year-old dog actually says "hello" when you pass his kennel. 

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Goal reached! Chandler family raised enough money to get prosthetic leg for three-legged dog

Achilles weeks after he was rescued. (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Achilles weeks after he was rescued. (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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A dog rescued from dogfighting only has three legs and a Chandler family is looking to give him a better quality of life with a prosthetic leg.

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VIDEO: Hundreds of pigeons star in art festival's unique light show

London’s LIFT arts festival is in full swing. The show kicked off Wednesday night with "Fly By the Night," a light show featuring 1,500 birds swooping and soaring over the River Thames. The live art installation paid homage to carrier pigeons used during WWII. Watch!

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VIDEO: Baby bears climbs ladder to escape basement

A baby bear found itself in the newly-constructed basement of the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin.  As the cub’s mama watched, Dave Walz, a supervisor with the Department of Natural Resources, used a ladder to help the cub make its own way out and be reunited with its mother. 

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Dog bootie giveaway: Keep your canine's paws cool this summer

(Source:  Fulton Homes Cause for Paws) (Source: Fulton Homes Cause for Paws)
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With excessive heat warnings on the way, it's important to remember that the scorching pavement can burn your dog's paws. But Fulton Homes wants to help keep those canine paws cool.

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Stolen, returned puppy has now been adopted

Everglades, the stolen (and then returned!) puppy has been adopted. (Source: AAWL) Everglades, the stolen (and then returned!) puppy has been adopted. (Source: AAWL)
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It's a warm and fuzzy ending for a puppy who was stolen from, and then returned to, a Phoenix animal shelter. Little Everglades has been adopted! 

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VIDEO: Scientists put polar bear on treadmill

Scientists have been studying polar bears. They are concerned about their well-being due to shrinking Arctic ice. A study was carried out by researchers from the US Geological Society, University of California Santa Cruz, Oregon Zoo, San Diego Zoo, and Washington State University. 

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Pet of the week: Chico

Chico (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Chico (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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A one-time stray who appeared to have been a victim of neglect and abuse, Chico has not let allowed his past to hold him down.

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VIDEO: Fierce baby mountain lions!

The National Park Service recently discovered a litter of four mountain lion kittens in Southern California. It’s the first kitten den documented in the area around the Santa Monica Mountains. They’ve been studying mountain lions since 2002 to see how they survive in an increasingly urban environment. As you will see, the kittens did not appreciate being disturbed!

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Stolen puppy returned to Phoenix animal shelter

Everglades is back at a Phoenix animal shelter after being stolen. (Source: Arizona Animal Welfare League) Everglades is back at a Phoenix animal shelter after being stolen. (Source: Arizona Animal Welfare League)
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The Arizona Animal Welfare League is pleading for the return of a puppy stolen from its shelter Sunday, saying it could be a matter of life or death for the dog.

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Bobcat sighted by bicycle riders as it perched on saguaro

A bobcat was seen perched on a giant cactus in Buckeye. (Source: Philip Houck and Doug Carter) A bobcat was seen perched on a giant cactus in Buckeye. (Source: Philip Houck and Doug Carter)
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A bobcat was spotted perched on top of a large saguaro along a hiking trail in Buckeye Monday.

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VIDEO: Adorable Goodfellow's tree-kangaroo relaxing at Australian zoo

Eight-month-old Suli, a Goodfellow's tree-kangaroo, lives at the Perth Zoo and we think he’s got the right idea for how to relax.

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SO SWEET! Mama chimp and new baby girl are inseperable

Western chimpanzees are critically endangered. A zoo in England is celebrating a rare birth and mom and baby are inseparable. 

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Kittens down 1 of 9 lives after west Phoenix house fire

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The family of six – a man, a woman and four children (all human) – got out safely before firefighters arrived on the scene and told the crews about the helpless kittens, directing them to a box under the kitchen sink.

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VIDEO: Minnesota high-rise scaling raccoon released

This raccoon became an internet sensation as it scaled a Minnesota high rise, now it is back in the wild.  WATCH: Wildlife officials had to give the raccoon a little nudge to get it to go!

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Trio of javelinas found on 4th floor of Fountain Hills condo under construction

(Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department) (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)
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Workers at a Fountain Hills condo construction site got quite a surprise Tuesday when they encountered a trio of furry squatters.  

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Arizona counties want more funds for Mexican wolf recovery

A Luna pack wolf in the winter of 2011 (Source: Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team) A Luna pack wolf in the winter of 2011 (Source: Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team)
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The Cochise County Board of Supervisors is requesting more federal funding for Mexican wolf recovery efforts. 

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Attempted puppy-napping at Glendale pet store

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Glendale police are investigating an attempted dog-napping after someone snatched a $6,000 French bulldog puppy from a pet store. 

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Chandler firefighters rescue puppy stuck in cinder block wall

(Source: Chandler Fire Dept.) (Source: Chandler Fire Dept.)
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It was Chandler firefighters to the rescue after a cute puppy found herself wedged in a tight spot.  

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Baby elk rescued after mother hit by SUV in Flagstaff

Baby elk rescued after its mother was hit by an SUV. (Source: Flagstaff Fire Dept.) Baby elk rescued after its mother was hit by an SUV. (Source: Flagstaff Fire Dept.)
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Flagstaff firefighters saved a baby elk just minutes after it was born early Sunday morning. It's recovering at Bearizona in Flagstaff.

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Search and rescue puppy 'Elvis' arrives in Phoenix

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Elvis... is in the building. The Phoenix Fire Department has welcomed its newest canine search puppy.  

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Maricopa County animal shelter at 'critical capacity,' offering free adoptions this weekend

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The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control's shelters are both in "red zone" conditions, prompting a free adoption weekend this Saturday and Sunday. 

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Make-A-Wish gives 7-year-old Arizona girl furry best friend

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Gigi was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition and had one wish, to have a new best friend. Make-A-Wish Arizona granted that wish with a new puppy, whom Gigi named Meeko.

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Phoenix Fire Dept. welcomes new canine search puppy, 'Elvis'

(Source: Phoenix Fire Dept.) (Source: Phoenix Fire Dept.)
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Elvis... will soon be in the building. The Phoenix Fire Department’s newest canine search puppy will arrive in town this weekend.

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Pet of the week: Darkwing Duck... um... cat

Darkwing (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Darkwing (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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Like the popular Disney cartoon character of the same name, this little 3-year-old domestic shorthair named Darkwing is constantly looking for new ways to save the day. 

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23 puppies displaced by Phoenix house fire; Humane Society gives them shelter

(Source: Arizona Humane Society) (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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The Arizona Humane Society is providing shelter to 23 puppies and adult dogs that were displaced in a house fire this week.

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Sheldon the Komodo dragon

A recent arrival at Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL just got a clean bill of health … fit for a dragon! Meet Sheldon, the zoo's new Komodo dragon.

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VIDEO: Psychic soccer cat

Soccer fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the World Cup this summer, and many have their predictions on who will win. But ONE enthusiast is drawing some extra attention. His name is Achilles, and he is a CAT!

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Free fishing this Saturday only in Arizona Video included

The Arizona Game and Fishing Department (AZGFD) is celebrating a free fishing day as part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs from June 2 to June 10. (Source: 123rf.com) The Arizona Game and Fishing Department (AZGFD) is celebrating a free fishing day as part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs from June 2 to June 10. (Source: 123rf.com)
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Grab your reels and get your family fishing on the Arizona waters this Saturday, June 2 for some free, relaxing outdoor fun!

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VIDEO: Adorable baby bear cuscus is first born in captivity

A zoo in Wroclaw, Poland is celebrating the rare birth of a bear cuscus! Here’s a look at their furry new addition, the first of his kind born in captivity.

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VIDEO: Puppy hiding from storm gets stuck under deck

A puppy seeking shelter from a storm ended up stuck under a deck in Centennial, CO. Watch as firefighters from South Metro Fire Rescue work to free the dog!
 

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Bearizona rescues 2 orphaned bear cubs

(Source: Bearizona Facebook page) (Source: Bearizona Facebook page)
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It's a bittersweet story with a happy ending. Bearizona wildlife park has rescued two tiny black bear cubs that were left in the Arizona woods this week without a mom. 

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Group caring for Salt River wild horses wins state contract to manage herd

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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It's been a long three years for the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, but the organization, which has been looking after the beloved horses for years, celebrated a major milestone Monday.

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Baby elk born on porch outside Payson home

(Source: Suzy Tubbs-Avakian) (Source: Suzy Tubbs-Avakian)
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A mother elk gave birth on a woman's front porch in Payson.

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VIDEO: Check out this cow parade in France!

Cows dressed in bright flowers and colorful flags "mooved" to greener pastures in the South of France over the weekend. The parade is an annual tradition. Take a look!

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Game and Fish euthanized 'nuisance bear' spotted in Anthem Monday

A young bear was seen in Anthem Monday. (Source: Karen Dill) A young bear was seen in Anthem Monday. (Source: Karen Dill)
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department confirmed that it has euthanized a bear spotted in Anthem Sunday night and Monday morning.

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VIDEO: Firefighter rescues dog stuck on roof

Firefighters rescue cats from trees, but how about dogs from roofs? The Wells, Maine Police and Fire Departments worked together to save one pooch that was stuck on a roof after going through an upstairs window. Take a look at how the dog thanked the firefighter.

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Elk spotted with head tangled in wire

(Source: Debra Butler) (Source: Debra Butler)
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Folks around the Pine area are being asked to keep an eye out for an elk in trouble.  An Arizona veterinarian who gained internet fame as the so-called "elk whisperer" sent us video of the animal.  

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LIST: 5 ways to cool your dog this summer

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The temperature is rising in Phoenix, so I wanted to reach out to suggest a visual idea to help spread the word about five simple things you should know to help keep your pup cool right now.

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VIDEO: Fred the dog adopts 9 ducklings

Dogs are known as “man’s best friend" – but a British lab is spreading his wings to include some orphaned ducklings.  Watch and smile!

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Meet the newest royal dog: a rescue beagle from the U.S.

(Source: CBS) (Source: CBS)
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It's official: When Meghan Markle married into the royal family on Saturday, so did her rescue beagle, Guy.  

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Snake goes for a swim in Fountain Hills pool

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Just like humans, snakes enjoy an occasional dip in the pool. "They'll feel the water, realize they can get a drink, rehydrate and usually get on their way," according to the Phoenix Herpetological Society.

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VIDEO: Rare snow tiger quintuplets!

A wildlife animal park in China is showing off its newest additions: FIVE snow tigers born last month. Take a look!
 

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Chipotle donating 50% of proceeds to Arizona Humane Society

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Chipotle locations around the state will be donating 50 percent of their proceeds made on Wednesday, May 23 to the Arizona Humane Society.

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Chandler firefighters rescue kitten who was 'at the end of his rope'

(Source: Chandler Fire Department) (Source: Chandler Fire Department)
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One tiny kitten was at the end of his rope Saturday... literally!  

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Young bear spotted in Mesa; officials now believe it has returned to the wild

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A juvenile bear was spotted strolling through a Mesa neighborhood Thursday morning. The bear was seen near Power and Thomas roads just after 11 a.m.  

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Sticky situation! 6 squirrels rescued from ordeal of sap & tangled tails

(Source: Associated Press) (Source: Associated Press)
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Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them. 

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Arizona Animal Welfare League offering free vaccines at Phoenix location

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The Arizona Animal Welfare League is offering free vaccines for dogs and cats this Saturday. 

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VIDEO: Cow stuck in the mud

MOOOOOVE out! A cow in Missouri found itself stuck in the mud on Wednesday.  But not for long!
 

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VIDEO: Twin baby monkeys! (Seriously cute stuff!)

China is showing off its rare Francois' leaf monkey twins. They're a pigeon pair, meaning a male and female!
 

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VIDEO: Meghan the Okapi

“Meghan," an okapi at London Zoo has a special connection to the royal wedding. Here’s how the zoo is helping her celebrate!

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American Airlines bans insects, hedgehogs and goats as emotional support animals

(Source: CNN Wire) (Source: CNN Wire)
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American Airlines revised its guidelines on Monday for comfort animals on flights. 

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Bonded dogs found on Arizona mountain adopted together

'Calvin' and 'Hobbs' are a pair of bonded dogs who were found stuck on a mountain in Superior, AZ. They now have found their forever home! (Source: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control) 'Calvin' and 'Hobbs' are a pair of bonded dogs who were found stuck on a mountain in Superior, AZ. They now have found their forever home! (Source: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control)
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Two bonded dogs have been adopted after they were found on top of Picket Post Mountain in Superior last weekend. 

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Woman stuck in car after trying to help owl near Tucson

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Arizona wildlife officials say a woman narrowly avoided injury after trying to rescue a hurt owl.

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MCSO K9 'Tarzan' named 'Tough Dog' at competition

Those eyes! Tarzan and his handler. (Source: MCSO) Those eyes! Tarzan and his handler. (Source: MCSO)
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They say every dog has his day! And these dogs certainly had their day as they competed in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office K9 competition!  

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CUTE VIDEO: Duck family takes up residence in woman's pool

A Sacramento homeowner is at her wit's end because a duck family has overstayed their welcome.

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A 3-week-old foal the only survivor of wild horse die-off

A baby foal was the only horse that survived after its herd died in a mud pit. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A baby foal was the only horse that survived after its herd died in a mud pit. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Grace was in critical condition and almost didn't make it either.

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Learn how to do CPR on your pets Video included

Most people have a good idea of how to do CPR on a human but what should you do if your family pet is unresponsive? (Source: 123rf.com) Most people have a good idea of how to do CPR on a human but what should you do if your family pet is unresponsive? (Source: 123rf.com)
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Most people have a good idea of how to do CPR on a human but what should you do if your family pet is unresponsive?

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VIDEO: Little Rock Zoo's aging elephants do yoga

Sophie and Zina are two elderly Asian elephants at the Little Rock Zoo in Arkansas. The zoo has introduced a new type of workout to help the elephants with their aches and pains.

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Nearly 200 wild horses found dead, buried in mud on Navajo Nation land (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez at a site visit Wednesday morning on May 2. (Source: Navajo Nation) President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez at a site visit Wednesday morning on May 2. (Source: Navajo Nation)
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Drought and famine are being blamed for the deaths of nearly 200 wild horses found in a stock pond in Gray Mountain, which is a Navajo Nation community in northern Arizona.

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Adopt a pet for FREE this weekend at 3 Phoenix-area shelters

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If you’ve been kicking around the idea of adding a pet to your family, today is the day to do it and the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelters are the place to go. 

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Dozens of wild horses found dead amid Southwest drought (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

This Thursday, May 3, 2018 photo shows dozens of horse carcasses lying in a dry watering hole now surrounded by a barbed wire fence near Cameron, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca) This Thursday, May 3, 2018 photo shows dozens of horse carcasses lying in a dry watering hole now surrounded by a barbed wire fence near Cameron, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
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Off a northern Arizona highway surrounded by pastel-colored desert is one of the starkest examples of drought's grip on the American Southwest: Dozens of dead horses surrounded by cracked earth, swirling dust and a ribbon of water that couldn't quench their thirst. 

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APS crews relocate hawk's nest from power line in Yavapai County

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APS crews worked Tuesday to relocate a red-tailed hawk's nest that had been built on a remote power line in Yavapai County.

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Now Amazon wants to feed your dog

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Amazon is jumping into the dog food business. 

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VIDEO: Second bald eagle egg finally hatched! See the fuzzy babies!

You may have been keeping an eye on the live stream, but the wait is over. The second bald eagle egg at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC has hatched! Here’s a look at the baby birds.

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VIDEO: Baby! Leopards! (You're welcome)

The Vienna Zoo in Austria is celebrating the birth of the first Amur leopards born at the facility! Meet the zoo’s newest members.

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Mama duck and 3 ducklings find themselves trapped on U.S. 60

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A wrong turn on a Valley freeway Tuesday certainly ruffled the feathers of a family of ducks.  

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Firefighters rescue tiny kitten trapped in car

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Firefighters never know what kind of rescues they'll face in the course of the day in the line of duty.  

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GUIDE: Sun and summer safety tips for dogs Video included

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Did you know that sun safety isn't just for humans? Your four  Dogs can get sunburned, especially if they have short hair. 

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Dozens of tiny, bottle-fed kittens need foster homes

Bottle-fed kittens at Arizona Humane Society need foster homes (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Bottle-fed kittens at Arizona Humane Society need foster homes (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The Arizona Humane Society says it has an overwhelming need right now for foster families to take care of the shelter's tiniest residents, the bottle-fed kittens.

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Ahwatukee dentist employs therapy dogs to calm patients' fears

(Source: Foothills Family Dental) (Source: Foothills Family Dental)
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Therapy dogs have a way of making people feel better, and that caught the attention of a dental office in Ahwatukee.

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Gorilla showers her newborn with kisses in heartwarming video

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An adorable video shows a gorilla cradling her newborn baby and showering him with kisses for the first time.  

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Wallaby joeys being hand-raised at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Three six-month-old wallaby joeys are being hand-raised at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park before they are old enough to be welcomed into the park’s mob of wallabies.

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Surveillance camera records dognapper stealing puppy from Chandler front yard

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The video shows a man in a yellow shirt playing with some dogs in the front yard of a home off Arizona Avenue and Frye Road. It was about 6 p.m. Friday

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Phoenix man bitten by cobra, explains importance of carrying correct anti-venoms

Russ Johnson was bit by Asian Monocled cobra in 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Russ Johnson was bit by Asian Monocled cobra in 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A Valley man is sharing his story to show the importance of hospitals carrying anti-venom for non-native snakes.

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MCACC offering free adoptions on dogs over 20 pounds

Dogs over 20 pounds will go home for free this weekend at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (Source: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control) Dogs over 20 pounds will go home for free this weekend at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (Source: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control)
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Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) is offering free adoptions on all dogs over 20 pounds at both their east and west Valley locations this weekend.

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Arizona classroom is inside a supply closet and it has a snake

An unwelcome visitor joined a classroom in disrepair in Arizona recently. (Source: Alexandra Stahl/CNN) An unwelcome visitor joined a classroom in disrepair in Arizona recently. (Source: Alexandra Stahl/CNN)
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A snake slithered into a classroom in Arizona and it's not the first time it's happened. There's nowhere to hide. High school theater teacher Alexandra Stahl's classroom is in a storage closet.

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Phoenix Zoo orangutan who underwent surgery celebrates birthday

Happy 12th birthday, Daniel! (Source: The Phoenix Zoo) Happy 12th birthday, Daniel! (Source: The Phoenix Zoo)
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It's a milestone for a special resident of the Phoenix Zoo. Daniel the orangutan is celebrating his 12th birthday this week. Daniel recently underwent life-saving surgery for sinus disease. 

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Tiny squirrel gets tiny cast after being blown from tree

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A tiny patient in New York ended up needing a big dose of TLC! A little squirrel is on the mend after suffering a broken leg in a windstorm that swept through the region.

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Pet of the week: Vinny

Vinny (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Vinny (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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Vinny may have a name that makes him sound like a bit of a tough guy, but he really does have a heart of gold.

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MCSO K9 Shadow receives new body armor

Another four-legged officer can safely serve our community thanks to an anonymous donation that provided Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office K9, "Shadow", with a bullet- and stab-protective vest. (Source: MCSO) Another four-legged officer can safely serve our community thanks to an anonymous donation that provided Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office K9, "Shadow", with a bullet- and stab-protective vest. (Source: MCSO)
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Another four-legged officer can safely serve our community thanks to an anonymous donation that provided Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office K9, "Shadow", with a bullet- and stab-protective vest. 

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Arizona elk imported to West Virginia helps grow their herd

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West Virginia's elk herd could rise to more than 100 by early summer, after this year's calves are born, according to the state's elk project leader. 

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Firefighters rescue ducklings from storm drain

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Some Oregon firefighters saved the day for two little ducklings who found themselves in a tight spot.  

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Police department hires its first 'police cat'

Photo by Sgt. Meghan Lehman of the Troy PD Photo by Sgt. Meghan Lehman of the Troy PD
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Put your paws up! The police department in Troy, Michigan has "hired' its first police cat.

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County shelters in desperate need of dog food

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Can you help feed some dogs in need? Maricopa County Animal Care and Control says its two shelters are in desperate need of dog food, especially canned dog food.

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Service dogs in training take field trip to Disneyland

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The happiest place on earth just got a little happier. That's because Disneyland was the site of a field trip for a group on service dogs in training.  

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Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds everyone to stop feeding the wildlife

The Game and Fish Department is warning people not to feed wildlife (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The Game and Fish Department is warning people not to feed wildlife (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reminding everyone to stop feeding wildlife in the wake of two separate javelina attacks near Sedona.

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Pet of the week: Wendy

Wendy (Source: Arizona Humane Society ) Wendy (Source: Arizona Humane Society )
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Wendy was one of several pets who recently came into our care after it had been determined that she and several other pets had not been receiving the love and attention that all pets deserve.

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Cat caught in fire gets helping hand from firefighters

Cupcake the cat was rescued by firefighters (Source: CBS) Cupcake the cat was rescued by firefighters (Source: CBS)
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Firefighters give a dose of oxygen and much-needed TLC to a cat trapped in a house fire.

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Woman walks 210 miles across Arizona to raise awareness for K-9 sanctuary

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An Arizona woman is hiking more than 200 miles to raise money and awareness for her sanctuary for former police and military dogs.

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Arizona Humane Society offers puppy training parties

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Training your new puppy can be a little overwhelming, but making sure they are socialized and trained ensures that your dog will be happy, confident and well-behaved. 

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Tucson firefighters, vet work to free pup stuck in bathtub drain

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Firefighters and a Tucson veterinarian joined forces to pluck a stuck pup from a tight spot. In a Facebook post, the Tucson Fire Fighters Association said a 4-month-old Jack Russell terrier got its paw stuck in a bathtub drain.

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With pet obesity on the rise, here's how to tell if your pet is obese

(Source: Banfield Pet Hospital) (Source: Banfield Pet Hospital)
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According to Banfield Pet Hospital’s 2017 State of Pet Health Report, pet obesity is on the rise year-over-year – one in three U.S. pets is overweight. 

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PD: Phoenix man admitted 'smacking' beagle, throwing dog into swimming pool

Adam Drew Haislip (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Adam Drew Haislip (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
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A Phoenix man is facing an animal cruelty charge after admitting to police that he hit his parents’ beagle and then threw him into a swimming pool. Police arrested Adam Drew Haislip at his Phoenix home Wednesday morning.

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VIDEO: Baby emus are squee-worthy fluffy cuteness!

Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida is welcoming two new members! Two emu chicks just hatched - one on March 14 and the other a day later. Here’s a look at the newborns!

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RESCUED! Another cat rescued from power pole in Phoenix

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Not again! Another cat found himself stuck on a power pole in Phoenix Wednesday. But it was APS crews to the rescue!

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VIDEO: Snake on food run slithers up cactus

Check out this very cool video Instagram user @HellBillyRocks3 sent Arizona's Family! Dr. Grey Stafford says that's a non-venomous bull snake slithering up the cactus.

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Cat rescued from utility pole in Phoenix

An unidentified man used a ladder to reach the cat and get it off the top of the pole. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) An unidentified man used a ladder to reach the cat and get it off the top of the pole. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A cat that appeared to be stuck on top of a utility pole was rescued in Phoenix on Monday morning.

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Orangutan at Phoenix Zoo gets life-saving surgery, first of its kind in U.S.

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It’s not unlike humans to get this kind of sinus surgery, but Daniel is the first orangutan in the country to ever get this kind of surgery, making medical history.

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Javelina attacks prompt reminder not to feed wildlife

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)
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Arizona wildlife officials are warning people not to feed wildlife following two javelina attacks near Sedona. The state Game and Fish Department said Wednesday that there were two instances last month where the animals bit people feeding them.

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Pet of the week: Sherlock Bones

Sherlock Bones (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Sherlock Bones (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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Sherlock Bones really is the perfect name for this perfect dog. Initially coming into our care extremely malnourished and underweight, this handsome 8-year-old American pit bull terrier mix has bounced back in a big way.

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Dog possibly dragged by car in Surprise recovering

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A dog found in Surprise with nasty wounds is recovering thanks to the man who found him. 

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Mountain lion cubs born at Wildlife World Zoo

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Wildlife World Zoo announced the birth of two mountain lion cubs early Friday morning. Visitors can come out and view the native newborns on display inside Wildlife World Zoo's baby animal nursery.

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UPDATE: Missing trick-dog 'Dixie' found safe; reunited with owner

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They say that every dog has her day. And this is Dixie's day! The trick dog who went missing a few weeks ago has been found safe and reunited with her owner. 

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MCSO: Horse named 'Fabio' seized from neglectful family, put up for adoption

"Fabio" the horse was seized by MASH Horses Unit from a neglectful home. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) "Fabio" the horse was seized by MASH Horses Unit from a neglectful home. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
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A horse from a neglected home was seized by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department.  On March 16 the sheriff's office tweeted that the MASH Horses Unit had saved the horse "Fabio" from a neglectful family.  

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Watch: Zoo animals get St. Patrick's Day treats

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Brookfield Zoo near Chicago celebrated St. Patrick's Day as some of the animals were given shamrock-shaped treats.

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Scottsdale cop adopts puppy she rescued, anonymous donor helped with fees

Little Eddies has a new human mom, the Scottsdale police officer who rescued him. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Little Eddies has a new human mom, the Scottsdale police officer who rescued him. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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After several puppies were rescued from filthy conditions in Scottsdale last week, the officer who responded to that scene is giving one of them a forever home.

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Report: 2 Mexican wolves found dead in Arizona

In this Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a female Mexican gray wolf at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in central N.M. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File) In this Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a female Mexican gray wolf at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in central N.M. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
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Federal wildlife managers are investigating the deaths of two endangered Mexican gray wolves. 

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Famous freeway dogs have been adopted

A woman adopted both of the freeway dogs. (Source: MCACC) A woman adopted both of the freeway dogs. (Source: MCACC)
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The woman saw their story and wanted to keep them together, MCACC said.

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Wanted: A loving home for Epstein, rescued from home with 35 dogs Video included

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Can you find room in your heart and your home for a shy little guy who needs a family?

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Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with 'An Evening to PAWS' Video included

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The Arizona Animal Welfare League, the state's oldest and largest no-kill shelter, is hosting a fundraiser called "An Evening to PAWS."

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Famous freeway dogs up for adoption in Phoenix

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5/Arizona Department of Transportation) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/Arizona Department of Transportation)
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The famous pair of pups who pranced down the I-17 a couple weeks ago are now up for adoption at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. 

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Scottsdale police make arrest in case of 4 malnourished puppies

(Source: Arizona Humane Society) (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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The Scottsdale Police Department has made an arrest in the case of four malnourished puppies found Tuesday.

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Sweet dog who lost her eyes to glaucoma needs a forever home

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Avery is a sweet 10-year-old German shepherd mix who needs a loving home. Avery was brought to the Arizona Humane Society as a stray by a good Samaritan.

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Wildilfe World Zoo welcomes new baby giraffe

(Source: Wildlife World Zoo) (Source: Wildlife World Zoo)
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Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park welcomes a newborn reticulated giraffe to the Family! Baby Austin made his debut into the world on Feb. 18, 2018.

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Get your pet spayed and neutered during free weekend event across Phoenix area

This weekend, you can get your pet spayed and neutered in a free event all across the Phoenix area. (Source: Unsplash) This weekend, you can get your pet spayed and neutered in a free event all across the Phoenix area. (Source: Unsplash)
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This weekend, you can get your pet spayed and neutered in a free event all across the Phoenix area.

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Pet of the week: Lance

Lance (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Lance (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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As loyal as any knight of the Round Table, this 6-year-old boxer and Labrador retriever mix named Lance is also as playful and as loving as pets come.

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Mesa pet owner distraught after dog vanished from groomers

Bebe went missing after going to a dog groomer in Mesa. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Bebe went missing after going to a dog groomer in Mesa. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A Mesa pet owner says her dog vanished while at the groomers and company doesn't have answers as to how it happened.

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DPS K-9 supervising recovery of trooper injured by suspected impaired driver

(Source: Arizona DPS via Twitter) (Source: Arizona DPS via Twitter)
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A Department of Public Safety Trooper who was injured when a suspected impaired driver rear-ended his vehicle is on the mend under the close supervision of his partner – K-9 Zorro.

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MCACC celebrates the Year of the Dog

Dogs over 20 pounds will go home for just the licensing fee at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (Source: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control) Dogs over 20 pounds will go home for just the licensing fee at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (Source: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control)
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Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) is celebrating the Chinese New Year because this year is the Year of the Dog! MCACC is celebrating by waiving adoption fees on dogs over 20 pounds.

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Meet Chance, Tempe PD's newest K9 hire

Tempe PD's newest K9 hire, Chance, smiles as he starts his new job. (Source: Cmdr. Michael Pooley of Tempe Police Department via Twitter) Tempe PD's newest K9 hire, Chance, smiles as he starts his new job. (Source: Cmdr. Michael Pooley of Tempe Police Department via Twitter)
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The Tempe Police Department introduced their newest K9 hire via Twitter on Tuesday. 

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Pima County Sheriff's Department welcomes two new dogs for corrections therapy

(Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department/Facebook) (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department/Facebook)
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There are two new sheriffs in town. The Pima County Sheriff's Office recently introduced Luke and Leia to their department. 

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Designer dog houses auctioned off to benefit Arizona Animal Welfare League Video included

(Source: Arizona Animal Welfare League) (Source: Arizona Animal Welfare League)
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Twelve design teams have created swanky pet palaces for the Design for Dogs event this Friday. The event is a silent auction and fundraiser for the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL).

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Rescued! Pair of pups freed after getting stuck between two walls

(Source: Maricopa Animal Care & Control) (Source: Maricopa Animal Care & Control)
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Two dogs are safe after being rescued from a very tight spot. They had gotten wedged in between two walls in a Phoenix neighborhood.

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Pet of the week -- Raphael

Raphael (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Raphael (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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Whether you love him because you’re a fan of Renaissance art or because you’re a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the fact remains that there is a lot to love about Raphael.

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Couple facing charges after police seize 150+ animals from Phoenix pet facility

Glen and BarbaraAnn Whitley, arrested on suspicion of animal neglect after over 150 dogs were seized from their boarding facility. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Glen and BarbaraAnn Whitley, arrested on suspicion of animal neglect after over 150 dogs were seized from their boarding facility. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
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Phoenix police served a search warrant at a pet boarding facility Thursday morning, seizing numerous animals from the business.  

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49 animals removed from Phoenix boarding facility

The Arizona Humane Society rescued 49 animals from a boarding facility in Phoenix. (Source: Arizona Humane Society) The Arizona Humane Society rescued 49 animals from a boarding facility in Phoenix. (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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The Arizona Humane Society said Monday that their technicians removed 49 animals from a boarding facility in Phoenix. 

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Knowing the signs of dog flu

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Dog flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can be passed from dog to dog and sometimes cats. 

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AZ Humane Society has saved 60K lives in last 4 years

(Source: Arizona Humane Society) (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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Sixty thousand lives. That's how many animals the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) has saved in the last four years. 

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Watch: Cat ties world record with 28 toes

(Source: CNN) (Source: CNN)
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Meet Paws, the polydactyl cat who has three extra toes on each forepaw and three extra on her back paws. 

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Pet of the week: Buddah

Buddah (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Buddah (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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Buddah is among the most mellow and relaxed felines we at the Arizona Humane Society have ever had the opportunity of meeting.

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Pet of the week: Precious

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Precious is a 9-year-old Lhasa Apso who came into our care after a family realized they could not give her the same type of love and support that had been given to her by a relative who recently died.

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Hospice pup looking for forever home

Holly is a hospice looking for a loving forever home. (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Holly is a hospice looking for a loving forever home. (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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The Arizona Humane Society is working to find a loving forever home for a sweet dog who is a hospice patient. 

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'Canine companion' is big man on campus at one Phoenix school

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One Valley school has a new addition that teachers believe is making a difference in how well kids perform in class. 

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Grumpy Cat snatches lump of cash in California court

(Source: AP Photo) (Source: AP Photo)
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It still won't make her smile, but Grumpy Cat has won some scratch. A California jury gave the furry frown queen more than $700,000 this week in a federal lawsuit over the use of her identity.

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Dog battling severe valley fever surrendered for euthanasia, needs your help

The Animals Benefit Club believes Delilah's valley fever went undiagnosed and untreated for more than a year. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The Animals Benefit Club believes Delilah's valley fever went undiagnosed and untreated for more than a year. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The Animals Benefit Clubs of Arizona needs your help to save a dog who is fighting for her life, battling valley fever that went untreated for more than a year.

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Border agents find dog wandering with bullet in his jaw in southern Arizona

(Source: Arizona Animal Welfare League) (Source: Arizona Animal Welfare League)
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This dog is 'lucky' to be alive after border agents found him wandering with a bullet in his jaw in southern Arizona

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Mesa shelter hopes to avoid spread of bacterial infection with waived fees

A Mesa shelter hopes to avoid the spread of a bacterial infection that killed one dog already in the last week by waiving most adoption fees. (Source: MCACC) A Mesa shelter hopes to avoid the spread of a bacterial infection that killed one dog already in the last week by waiving most adoption fees. (Source: MCACC)
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A Mesa shelter hopes to avoid the spread of a bacterial infection that killed one dog already in the last week by waiving most adoption fees.

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Dogs get cozy in sweaters during chilly weather

(Source: Outlets at Anthem) (Source: Outlets at Anthem)
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Anyone who went outside Saturday knows it was a chilly day. Folks around town bundled up, not only keeping themselves warm but trying to keep their four-legged friends toasty as well. And what's cuter than a dog in a sweater? 

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On-campus owls steal the spotlight at a Surprise high school

(Source: Shadow Ridge High School) (Source: Shadow Ridge High School)
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Students at Shadow Ridge High School in Surprise are getting some real-life wildlife lessons right on campus. 

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Free adoptions of all dogs over 20 pounds at MCACC this weekend

MCACC is having free adoptions for dogs over 20 pounds at both shelters. (Source: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control) MCACC is having free adoptions for dogs over 20 pounds at both shelters. (Source: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control)
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Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) are offering free adoptions of all dogs over 20-pounds through Sunday, January 21.

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There's a box for that: Dog stuff Video included

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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With the help of her Robaire, Olivia Fierro tested four subscription services that treat your furry friend monthly with snacks, toys and sometimes surprises for their humans.

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Pet of the week: Purrsephone

Purrsephone (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Purrsephone (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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Purrsephone was brought to the Arizona Humane Society by an owner who could no longer provide her with the love and attention they knew she deserved.

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WATCH: Elk spotted fighting outside Payson High football field

(Source: Jackie Belzner Wallace/Facebook) (Source: Jackie Belzner Wallace/Facebook)
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This is something you don't see every day. 

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Bearizona animals enjoy long-overdue snow day!

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Finally, some snow! The animals at Bearizona were among those very excited about this week's winter storm.

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Wildlife World Zoo rings in New Year with births of 2 rare monkeys

The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park welcomed the birth of two rare monkeys for the New Year. (Source: Wildlife World Zoo) The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park welcomed the birth of two rare monkeys for the New Year. (Source: Wildlife World Zoo)
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The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park welcomed the birth of two rare monkeys for the New Year.

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Bobcat family prompts lockdown of high school in Anthem

The mother bobcat was found around 12:30 while one of her kittens was found around 8 p.m. (Source: AZ Game & Fish/3TV/CBS 5) The mother bobcat was found around 12:30 while one of her kittens was found around 8 p.m. (Source: AZ Game & Fish/3TV/CBS 5)
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“There is a mother bobcat on campus and her babies have fallen into a drainpipe,” according to a pop-up message on the Boulder Creek High School website.

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Cheetah at St. Louis Zoo gives birth to 8 cubs

This Dec. 18, 2017, photo provided by the St. Louis Zoo shows Bingwa, a 4-year-old cheetah with her eight three-week-old cubs. Bingwa gave birth Nov. 26 but the births weren’t announced until Jan. 3, 2018. (Source: Carolyn Kelly/St. Louis Zoo via AP) This Dec. 18, 2017, photo provided by the St. Louis Zoo shows Bingwa, a 4-year-old cheetah with her eight three-week-old cubs. Bingwa gave birth Nov. 26 but the births weren’t announced until Jan. 3, 2018. (Source: Carolyn Kelly/St. Louis Zoo via AP)
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A cheetah named Bingwa at the St. Louis Zoo is a proud mother -- eight times over. It's the largest litter of cheetah cubs ever delivered at the zoo.

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Nonprofit helps families reluctant to surrender dogs to shelter

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A Valley nonprofit is taking steps to prevent families from surrendering their pets to already overcrowded shelters.

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Abused Husky puppy 'BB Bear' spends Christmas in new forever home

The abused Husky puppy "BB Bear" spent his first Christmas in his forever home after recently being adopted. (Source: MCACC) The abused Husky puppy "BB Bear" spent his first Christmas in his forever home after recently being adopted. (Source: MCACC)
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The abused Husky puppy "BB Bear" spent his first Christmas in his forever home after recently being adopted.

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Pet of the week: Fruitcake Fritz

Fruitcake Fritz (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Fruitcake Fritz (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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If you’re on the lookout for a furry friend with a personality as unique and as fun as his or her name, you may want to stop by the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) to pay Fruitcake Fritz a visit.

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Happy Update: All puppies adopted after 20 born on Arizona ranch

All these puppies were adopted after the Arizona Animal Welfare League came across a woman with 20 puppies in her car. (Source: AAWL) All these puppies were adopted after the Arizona Animal Welfare League came across a woman with 20 puppies in her car. (Source: AAWL)
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In a happy update, all 20 puppies born on an Arizona ranch have found their forever homes! 

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Pet of the week: Terri

Terri (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Terri (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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This 4-year-old domestic shorthair made her way into our care following the passing of her previous caretaker. With nobody else able to look after her, Terri was brought into the Arizona Humane Society where it was discovered that she was pregnant.

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Cats are being shot with BB guns in south Phoenix

2 cats have been shot with a BB gun in south Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) 2 cats have been shot with a BB gun in south Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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It's a mystery who would do something so horrible.

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Dog rescued from canal looking for loving home

(Source: Arizona Humane Society) (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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A dog rescued from a Valley canal is now ready to find his forever home. 

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Watch: Fat squirrel caught on camera stealing goodies

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An obese squirrel was caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a family leaves outside as a holiday treat for delivery people. 

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First baby sloth comes to the Phoenix Zoo!

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It's a first for the Phoenix Zoo. A baby sloth, named Fernando, now calls the zoo his home. Fernando, also known as Fern, is a one-year-old Linne’s two-toed sloth. 

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Pet of the Week: Romeo

Romeo (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Romeo (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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Just like any Shakespearean protagonist, our Romeo, a 2-year-old dachshund and chihuahua mix available for adoption now, has had a bit of a tragic past. 

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Arizona Mills hosts pet photo night with Santa

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Everyone loves family photos with Santa. This year, families can include their pets! Arizona Mills in Tempe is hosting a pet photo night with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 10.

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10 tips to keep Arizona pets safe during holiday season

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The Maricopa County Animal Control and Care wants to make sure that owners are aware of the dangers that surround a pet this time of the year. 

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Phoenix Zoo breeds Mount Graham red squirrels to save them from extinction

The Mount Graham red squirrel is an isolated sub-species of the North American red squirrel. Its smaller body and narrower head distinguishes it from the species.(Source: Phoenix Zoo) The Mount Graham red squirrel is an isolated sub-species of the North American red squirrel. Its smaller body and narrower head distinguishes it from the species.(Source: Phoenix Zoo)
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The Phoenix Zoo is breeding Mount Graham red squirrels to save them from extinction.

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Arizona Game and Fish Dept: $8K reward in deer poaching case

Generic mule deer buck. (Source: NPS.gov) Generic mule deer buck. (Source: NPS.gov)
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering up to $8,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of a deer poacher. 

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Threatened snake long gone from Colorado River re-appears

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A threatened snake that hasn't been seen along the lower Colorado River in a century has apparently repopulated an area south of Lake Havasu City. 

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Cardinals player gives back to homeless animals (and adopts 4 cats!)

(Source: Arizona Humane Society) (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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Pets at the Arizona Humane Society got a special treat Tuesday! Arizona Cardinals Defensive Tackle Robert Nkemdiche put aside his cleats for a day to visit AHS.

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Saguaro National Park is calling all birdwatchers, birders and avian enthusiasts

(Source: Facebook/ Saguaro National Park) (Source: Facebook/ Saguaro National Park)
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The Saguaro National Park is looking for birders of all ages to volunteer for its 24th Annual Christmas Bird Count. The purpose of the bird count is to help spot, identify and record birds seen within the park. 

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Bidwill therapy dog spreads love, Cards spirit to PCH patients

Barney Bidwill is always up for hugs. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Barney Bidwill is always up for hugs. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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He may not be the official team mascot, but Barney the therapy dog helps spread Arizona Cardinals spirit and some joy to young patients at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Condor group wants to get more hunters to avoid lead bullets

An effort to bring one of the world's largest birds back from the brink of extinction is expanding after northern Arizona and southern Utah found some success in getting deer hunters to use ammunition not made of lead. (Source: AP Images) An effort to bring one of the world's largest birds back from the brink of extinction is expanding after northern Arizona and southern Utah found some success in getting deer hunters to use ammunition not made of lead. (Source: AP Images)
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An effort to bring one of the world's largest birds back from the brink of extinction is expanding after northern Arizona and southern Utah found some success in getting deer hunters to use ammunition not made of lead.

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Lots to see and do at Wildlife World Zoo every day of the year!

Snicklefritz the kinkajou (also known as a honey bear) brought Kristy Marcom in this morning to talk about everything there is to see and do at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park seven days a week, 365 days a year.

More @ http://www.wildlifeworld.com/

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Monkeying around! Phoenix Zoo squirrel monkeys get Thanksgiving treat

(Source: The Phoenix Zoo) (Source: The Phoenix Zoo)
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We found some four-legged friends doing some monkeying around this week as they got a special feast of Thanksgiving treats! Squirrel monkeys in Monkey Village were served turkey, stuffing, veggies and even mini-pumpkin pies. 

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Dog rescued from tortoise tunnel in Chandler backyard

(Source: Chandler Fire Dept.) (Source: Chandler Fire Dept.)
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A family dog in Chandler had to be rescued from a tight situation Wednesday. The dog somehow got stuck in a large tortoise tunnel in the backyard. As for the rescue? It took a village!  

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Hundreds of homeless pets celebrate a 'furry friends-giving'

(Source: AZ Humane Society) (Source: AZ Humane Society)
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The Arizona Humane Society’s pets got a special Thanksgiving treat Wednesday as they celebrated a "Furry Friends-giving." The folks at Bashas' generously donated enough turkey, green beans and pumpkin to feed nearly 600 dogs! 

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Arizona wildlife officials seek help in elk poaching case

(Source: National Park Service) (Source: National Park Service)
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Arizona wildlife officials say they're looking for poachers who killed a female elk on the Mogollon Rim. 

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Pet of the week: King

King (Source: Arizona Humane Society) King (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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It takes somebody both strong and compassionate to be a worthy king, and this 3-year-old American Bulldog mix more than meets that description. 

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Pet of the week: Peach

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If you’re looking for a great pet to share your home with, the Arizona Humane Society has the perfect little peach

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Arizona K-9 featured in national calendar as 6 MCSO dogs get body armor

Kato is the April calendar K-9 for the Vest Interest for K-9s 2018 calendar. (Source: Sergeant Calbert Gillett, MCSO) Kato is the April calendar K-9 for the Vest Interest for K-9s 2018 calendar. (Source: Sergeant Calbert Gillett, MCSO)
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Kato is a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois who has been with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for three years. 

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Preston Phillips has a new pet pig

Preston Phillips brought his new pet pig "Patch" to CBS 5 for her TV debut on Monday morning.

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'Trouble' the cat is safe and sound at home after causing trouble on the freeway

Trouble the cat caused trouble when he lounged on the freeway ledge Thursday Nov. 9, 2017. (Source: Angelica Arredondo/Arizona Department of Transportation) Trouble the cat caused trouble when he lounged on the freeway ledge Thursday Nov. 9, 2017. (Source: Angelica Arredondo/Arizona Department of Transportation)
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A cat was spotted by ADOT cameras lounging on the ledge of the I-17 Thursday morning. Although the cat looked relaxed, everyone watching wondered if the cat was stuck or in danger.

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Silent Witness offers reward in case of abused Husky puppy, investigation at 'standstill'

Bear is doing amazingly well after somebody bashed his head in. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Bear is doing amazingly well after somebody bashed his head in. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The organization said Wednesday that there’s a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person or people who bashed in the head of a Siberian Husky puppy.

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Eye in the sky: Drone rescues missing dog

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A Wisconsin couple's worst nightmare came true when their dog wound up missing. Luckily for them, a drone pilot responded to their call for help. 

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AZGFD: Reward offered for information on elk poaching

(Source: National Park Service) (Source: National Park Service)
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Arizona Game and Fish Department officials are seeking information about a cow elk poached near Alpine. They say the elk was shot in the Alpine Valley closure, south of Luna Lake. 

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Pet of the week: Xena

Xena (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Xena (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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Like several of our adoptable pets, Xena came into our care after her previous caretaker realized they could no longer give her the love and attention she deserved.

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National Cat Day: Celebrate pawsitively felinetastic holiday right meow!

(Source: 123RF) (Source: 123RF)
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Cats were once worshipped as gods and they have never forgotten this. It must be in their DNA, part of what makes a cat a cat. Judging by social media, that worship continues even today. 

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Let it be known on this Black Cat Day that black cats are NOT evil, bad luck

This story is the perfect excuse ... ahem, completely legit reason ... to share photos of my beloved black cat. Everybody, this is Figaro. Figaro, this is everybody. (Source: Catherine Holland, 3TV/CBS 5) This story is the perfect excuse ... ahem, completely legit reason ... to share photos of my beloved black cat. Everybody, this is Figaro. Figaro, this is everybody. (Source: Catherine Holland, 3TV/CBS 5)
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While seen as good luck and bringers of prosperity in some parts of the world, black cats have a bad rap in Western culture, particularly here in the U.S. -- and much of that goes back the Middle Ages when they were believed to be witches’ familiars or witches either in disguise or reborn.

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3 Gila monsters just hatched at Phoenix Zoo

(Source: The Phoenix Zoo) (Source: The Phoenix Zoo)
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The Phoenix Zoo is now home to three tiny new residents. (But they won't stay little for long!) Three reticulated Gila monsters hatched last weekend. They’re the first ones to have hatched at the zoo in several years, and the incubation term was 123 days. 

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Bobcat spotted on top of giant cactus in Gold Canyon desert

(Photo source: Renee Bayer) (Photo source: Renee Bayer)
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A desert bobcat found herself in a prickly situation this week.

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Bring home a furry friend from the Arizona Humane Society

(Source: Arizona Humane Society) (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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The Arizona Humane Society is having a three-day adoption special at all three of its Phoenix-area locations. 

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Halloween dos and don'ts for your pets

Instagram pet celebrity, @chloekardoggian (151k followers) poses at Petsmart's 2017 Fall/Halloween collection launch event in New York City. (Source: Amy Sussman/ AP Images for PetSmart) Instagram pet celebrity, @chloekardoggian (151k followers) poses at Petsmart's 2017 Fall/Halloween collection launch event in New York City. (Source: Amy Sussman/ AP Images for PetSmart)
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Halloween is only days away, and the candy is flying off the shelves around Phoenix! Unfortunately, veterinary offices see a rise in furry patients around this time of year. Follow this advice to avoid an emergency trip to the vet.

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Pet of the Week: Rocky

Rocky (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Rocky (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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Rocky knows how to play games like fetch, but he also knows his fair share of tricks and commands. He’s about as sharp as canines come, and best of all, he has a big heart to match his big brain.

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Watch: Police round escaped bull in Brooklyn

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New York City police have rounded up an unusual suspect — a young bull on a soccer field. 

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Watch: Paddleboarding chicken makes waves in Florida

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(CNN/Meredith) --  Don't ask Loretta the chicken why she crossed the road. She went by paddleboard instead. Loretta's human, Karly Venezia, says water sports are quite popular in her home state of Florida. "Loretta seems to enjoy water-related activities. In addition to paddleboarding, we've taken her out boating for sunsets and she always seems to have a great time." Venezia says the one-year-old Rhode Island Red likes to chill on the front... More>>

Sweetheart Sunday - Kitten triplets

It does not get any cuter! These three kittens from the Arizona Humane Society are looking for their "furever" homes, and they're not the only ones. For more adoptable pets, check out http://www.azhumane.org (Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017)

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What you need for your new dog

Congratulations on adding a dog to your family! From treats to toys, from brushing to nail clipping, Steve and Rich Strauss from Wag n' Wash offered some suggestions for new dog guardians. http://wagnwash.com/ (Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017)

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Sweetheart Sunday: Sweetie needs a 'furever' home

A dog named Sweetie was rescued from a hoarding situation and is now searching for a "furever" home. She loves nothing more than cuddling and will bond closely with that special somebody. If you think you might be that somebody, give the Arizona Humane Society a call at (602) 997-7585. (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)

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VIDEO: Baby animals! Because baby animals!

Who can resist adorable baby animals? Certainly not us here at azfamily.com! Cuteness is the only reason we're posting this video. (And it's an excellent reason, right?) Click to enjoy some baby tigers making their debut at a zoo in Hamburg, Germany, baby cheetah quintuplets(!) in Prague and a baby orca showing off in the wild in Canada. (Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017)

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