Pets and Beasts

Monday, December 19, 2016

Domingo Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 1:04 PM

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Hi, I'm Domingo!

I'm a handsome 1.5-year-old boy and I need a new home! I was found as a stray, but I'm not letting that get my spirits down, I know I'll find a new home soon.

I love other dogs and love going on my daily walk. If you're looking for a fun, big dog to join your home I might be the perfect fit! Contact the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Main Campus at 327-6088 ext. 173 to check on my availability and exact location.

Lots of love,
Domingo (834695)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Trooper Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM

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Hi, I’m Trooper!

I’m a handsome 4-year-old boy and I need a new home! I was transferred to HSSA from a different local shelter and can’t wait to find my forever home.

I’m a little shy while in my kennel, but please consider giving me a chance. Once I meet people and have a minute to warm up, I am a very affectionate and sweet boy.

Don’t forget that you can bring your current dogs over to HSSA Main Campus at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. to do a doggy meet and greet with no appointment required. Give HSSA a call at 327-6088 ext. 173 for more information or check on my availability!

Lots of love,
Trooper (833539)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hershel Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 12:31 PM

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Hi, I'm Hershel!

I'm a handsome 6-year-old chocolate lab and I need a home! In my previous home I was a really good boy and even got along well with a cat.

I'm looking for a home where I can get daily exercise and play time and a cozy bed to sleep in.
If you have a current dog bring them over to Humane Society of Southern Arizona Main Campus at 3450 N. Kelvin to do a doggy meet and greet! For more information or to check on my availability contact HSSA at 520-327-6088 ext. 173.

Lots of love,
Hershel (834377)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cleopatra Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 6:19 PM

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Hi, I'm Cleopatra!

I'm 1-year-old little mama cat and I need a new home! My kittens and I were brought into the shelter, but now I am spayed, fully vaccinated and ready to find my forever home!

I love to play and be pet, but on my own terms only. You know what people say about torti cats, right?

If you're interested in a cute, little cat to join your home I might be the perfect fit! Contact HSSA at 520-324-6088 ext. 173 to check on my availability. Or just stop by HSSA Main Campus at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd.!

Lots of love,
Cleopatra (827417)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Jenna Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM

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Hi, I'm Jenna!

I'm a beautiful, 6-year-old shepherd mix and I need a new home. I was found as a stray in October and brought into the Humane Society of Southern Arizona by a good Samaritan.

I love to go on daily walks and I really bond with people. I'm looking for a home where I can get a lot of love and snuggles. I'm a really good girl and will make a great companion!

Don't forget that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, so my adoption fee is only $25, plus an $18 licensing fee! There are so many benefits to adopting a senior pet, including my lower adoption fee.

Contact HSSA Main Campus at 520-327-6088 ext. 173 to check on my availability, or just stop by 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. to meet me!

Lots of love,
Jenna (833341)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Keep Your Pup Safe: Understanding Parvo and Distemper

Posted By on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 10:45 AM

Keep your dogs away from public pup places while there is a high threat of parvo and distemper. - JIMMY BAIKOVICIUS/FLICKR
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  • Keep your dogs away from public pup places while there is a high threat of parvo and distemper.

In the last month, a spike in distemper and parvo cases constituted an outbreak in Tucson and a warning for Marana. Both of the diseases are highly contagious and possibly fatal for dogs who contract either illness.

Last week, the Pima Animal Care Center halted all voluntary owner surrenders after the spike in distemper and strep zoo, another fatal dog illness, killed at least four dogs and sickened 10 others at the shelter, according to the Arizona Daily Star

That a parvo outbreak struck the northwest side of Tucson that killed more pets within the past several weeks. Dogs that were treated for the disease visited the Crossroads at Silverbell Dog Park.

To keep your dog safe from contracting parvo or distemper, make sure to understand the illnesses and to look out for the sign and symptoms of the diseases.

What is distemper?

Distemper is a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous system.

How does it spread?

The virus spreads through contact with droplets from an infected animal's cough, sneeze, eye or nasal discharge.

Signs and symptoms:

Typically begins with signs of a respiratory illness like fever, cough, eye and nasal discharge. Gastrointestinal symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, lack of appetite, weight loss — these usually occur in the early stages. Neurological symptoms include tremors of the legs, head and neck, stumbling, seizures and paralysis. Some dogs also experience an overgrowth and hardening of the foot pads.

What is parvo?


Parvo is a potentially deadly virus that attacks a dog's gastrointestinal tract and, occasionally, heart tissue.

How does it spread?

Parvo shed in the excrement of infected dogs and can live on surfaces for months in extreme conditions. The virus can also e transmitted from contaminated surfaces like clothing, shoes and floors.

Signs and symptoms:

Most common signs of the virus is vomiting and diarrhea. Depression, fever, loss of appetite, weight, activity and water intake are also symptoms of the disease. One hallmark symptom is bloody vomit and diarrhea which can mean serious damage to internal organs.

What you can do to to keep you pet healthy

Both parvo and distemper are serious diseases that need immediate medical attention once contracted, but there are ways to keep your pet from getting sick. It is recommended owners keep their dogs from dog parks, pet stores and other areas where viruses have a high risk of transmission, according to the American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Also be sure to get pets vaccinated against the virus, especially young dogs that are more susceptible to disease.  

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Bella Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM

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Hi, I'm Bella!

I'm a pretty 1.5-year-old girl and I need a new home. I was transferred to HSSA from a different shelter so they don't know a lot about my history, but what they do know is that I love to play, run and jump!

I'm looking for an active home where I can get ample exercise and play time and might even benefit from some doggy brain games.

If you're looking for a pretty, playful dog to join your home I might be the perfect fit!
Contact the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Main Campus at 520-327-6088 ext. 173 for more information and to check on my status!

Lots of love,
Bella (832905)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Devin Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM

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Hi, I'm Devin!

I'm a fun, 9-month-old little boy and I need a new home! I love to play and was having so much fun during my photo shoot trying to get as close to the camera as possible.

I love people and would enjoy a home where I can have a lot of space to play, run and explore.
If you're looking for an energetic kitten I might be the perfect fit! Come by Humane Society of Southern Arizona Main Campus at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. or give them a call at 327-6088 ext. 173 for more information!

Lots of love,
Devin (833882)

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