Pets and Beasts

Friday, August 17, 2018

Celebrate Nandi the Elephant's Birthday!

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 3:56 PM

Nandi is a little bigger now! - REID PARK ZOO
  • Reid Park Zoo
  • Nandi is a little bigger now!
Nandi is another year older, and the Reid Park Zoo is throwing her a party! The elephant is turning four years old and her favorite activity is rolling in the mud so what better way to celebrate than with a Muddy birthday bash.

The event will be held Saturday, August 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and will include a line up of activities such as singing happy birthday, elephant ear crafts, mud pit fun and mud paintings.

REID PARK ZOO
  • Reid Park Zoo
And how can you celebrate a birthday without cake? There will be free birthday cupcakes for the first 100 people in Expedition Tanzania.

There will also be a Nandi Special salad for sale featuring her two favorite fruits, melon and oranges!

Head over to the Reid Park Zoo to join in on the birthday bash fun.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Mary Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 11:13 AM

Mary the cat - PAWSH LA ENCANTADA
  • PAWSH La Encantada
  • Mary the cat
"I am only 1-year-old but have already lived in two shelters! Do you think you can show me how great life can be in a home?"
-Mary

Come meet Mary at PAWSH La Encantada at 2905 E. Skyline Blvd. Have questions? Give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 154. 

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Zen Needs a Home

Posted By on Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Zen needs a home. - HSSA
  • HSSA
  • Zen needs a home.

“I am a shy girl who has been waiting over 140 days to find my forever family! Do you think I could be a part of your family?”
- Zen

Come meet Zen at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. and make sure to bring your family, including dogs! For more information give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Minka Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 2:42 PM

Minka the Cat - HSSA
  • HSSA
  • Minka the Cat
This little cat is not quite wearing a full tuxedo, but looks as cute as ever with that little white spot. Do you have room in your family for a furry feline friend?

“I love to sit near a window and watch birds.”

- Minka (857324)

Bring your family to meet Minka at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. Have questions? Give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

PACC Drops Adoption Fees for Clear the Shelters drive

Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 3:13 PM

PACC
  • PACC
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If you’ve been looking to expand your family with a new pet, you’re in luck: Pima Animal Care Center is offering a chance to bring a four-legged friend home sans adoption fee.   

As part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters drive, PACC is waiving adoption fees for pets adopted from July 30 to Aug. 18. Adult dogs will still require a $19 licensing fee.

The national adoption campaign, led by NBCUniversal owned television stations, has helped over 150,000 pets find homes since its launch in 2015. The drive comes at a time when the Tucson shelter is nearing capacity with over 700 pets, Shelter director Kristen Auerbach said in a press release.

You can meet these pets in person at the shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, or online. Adopted pets will come with one free vet visit, vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered.

Want to learn more about pet adoption and the issues pet shelters face? Tune in to KHRR-TV Channel 40 Tucson on Aug. 18 to see a special day-long program from Telemundo.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Honey Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 2:03 PM

Honey has been waiting to meet her fur-ever family for over 100 days! She is a very sweet girl who loves to play. Honey enjoys running and spending time in the pool. When she is ready to relax she can't turn away a back scratch.

Visit Honey at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. and make sure to bring your family, dogs included! Have questions? Give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173. Not ready to adopt? Share Honey to help her find her fur-ever home!
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Friday, July 20, 2018

Tatts for Tails Contest Raises Big Bucks for HSSA

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 1:48 PM

Raising money for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona is always a good way to help local animals in need. Recently, the HSSA gathered donations and some pretty impressive art at the same time through their Tatts for Tails Animal Tattoo Contest.

The competition challenged Tucson locals to submit a photo of their animal themed tattoo and then gain paid votes to raise money for the HSSA and hopefully win the grand prize.

And the winner is....

Tyler Crawford with his tattoo of his HSSA-adopted dog Luna!
Tyler Crawford and his dog Luna - HUMANE SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
  • Humane Society of Southern Arizona
  • Tyler Crawford and his dog Luna

Tyler raised an amazing $1,279 through his submission and votes, which helped the HSSA reach their grand total of $5,046 raised.

Here's what Tyler had to say about Luna (in both ink and dog form)
Luna in ink and dog form - HUMANE SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
  • Humane Society of Southern Arizona
  • Luna in ink and dog form
This is my tattoo of my dog Luna. Me and my wife got her from the Humane Society in 2012. She is sweet girl who loves to eat, chase lizards and cuddle her brother Bane. When we first saw her she was sitting in a loud room of barking dogs yet she was sitting quietly. She was leaned against the wall looking sad and she seemed interested in us so I wanted to meet her. When she first came out she tackled me and kissed me instantly. From then on I knew she was coming home. Little did we know, that sad face... yeah she always looks grumpy unless she’s hot haha. She is a special girl to me and she will always have a place in my heart and on my calf. Tattoo was done by Kevin at Trinity Art Collective.

Congratulations to Tyler on winning the contest and the grand prize of two roundtrip domestic flights on JetBlue Airlines, $100 gift card to Buffalo Exchange, $100 gift card to Target and an REI Road Tripper 40L Duffel Bag.

Thank you to all who participated in the competition and helped raise money to help the animals at HSSA. 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Build-A-Bear Breakdown

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:21 PM

BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
Last week, Build-A-Bear Workshop's pay-your-age event, which promised to sell bears for the same cost of children's ages, sent kids home bear-handed as the event garnered more customers  than the company could handle.

Local authorities were called to some of the store's locations as the crowds became unruly in response to the excessive wait times. The Washington Post reported that some wait times extended seven hours in some locations.

BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
The company said that it would have been impossible for them to predict such a large response to the event, and sent some waiting customers home with $15 vouchers for future visits to make up for the un-bear-able wait times.

Customers fought back arguing that Build-A-Bear should not have been so blind sided by the large consumer response, as the event featured significant price drops on the furry friends. 

Build-A-Bear later announced that they would still honor the pay-your-age deal, but only on birthdays as a part of their "Count Your Candles" program.

To take advantage of the pay-your-age deal, a Build-a-Bear Bonus Club membership is required, and it is is only good for children 14 years of age or younger.

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