• Purrsephone (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the week: Purrsephone

    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.

  • (Source: Jackie Belzner Wallace/Facebook)

    WATCH: Elk spotted fighting outside Payson High football field

    This is something you don't see every day. 

  • (Source: Bearizona)

    Bearizona animals enjoy long-overdue snow day!

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

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

    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.

  • 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)

    Bobcat family prompts lockdown of high school in Anthem

    “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.

  • 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)

    Cheetah at St. Louis Zoo gives birth to 8 cubs

    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.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Nonprofit helps families reluctant to surrender dogs to shelter

    A Valley nonprofit is taking steps to prevent families from surrendering their pets to already overcrowded shelters.

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

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

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    The abused Husky puppy "BB Bear" spent his first Christmas in his forever home after recently being adopted.

  • Fruitcake Fritz (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the week: Fruitcake Fritz

    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.

  • (Photo Credit: KC Pet Project, Kansas City Star, AP)

    After 445 days at Kansas City shelter, Mastiff mix finally lands home

    A big Mastiff mix with droopy eyes that endured a heartbreakingly long stay at a Kansas City animal shelter has finally found a home.

  • All these puppies were adopted after the Arizona Animal Welfare League came across a woman with 20 puppies in her car. (Source: AAWL)

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

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    In a happy update, all 20 puppies born on an Arizona ranch have found their forever homes! 

  • Terri (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the week: Terri

    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.

  • 2 cats have been shot with a BB gun in south Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Cats are being shot with BB guns in south Phoenix

    It's a mystery who would do something so horrible.

  • (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Dog rescued from canal looking for loving home

    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

    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. 

  • (Source: The Phoenix Zoo)

    First baby sloth comes to the Phoenix Zoo!

    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. 

  • Romeo (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the Week: Romeo

    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

    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.

  • (Source: 123rf.com)

    10 tips to keep Arizona pets safe during holiday season

    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. 

  • 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)

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

    The Phoenix Zoo is breeding Mount Graham red squirrels to save them from extinction.

  • Generic mule deer buck. (Source: NPS.gov)

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

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering up to $8,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of a deer poacher. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Threatened snake long gone from Colorado River re-appears

    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. 

  • (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

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

    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.

  • (Source: Facebook/ Saguaro National Park)

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

    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. 

  • Barney Bidwill is always up for hugs. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Bidwill therapy dog spreads love, Cards spirit to PCH patients

    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.

  • 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)

    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.

  • 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/

  • (Source: The Phoenix Zoo)

    Monkeying around! Phoenix Zoo squirrel monkeys get Thanksgiving treat

    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. 

  • (Source: Chandler Fire Dept.)

    Dog rescued from tortoise tunnel in Chandler backyard

    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!  

  • (Source: AZ Humane Society)

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

    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

    Arizona wildlife officials say they're looking for poachers who killed a female elk on the Mogollon Rim. 

  • King (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the week: King

    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. 

  • Pet of the week: Peach

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

  • Kato is the April calendar K-9 for the Vest Interest for K-9s 2018 calendar. (Source: Sergeant Calbert Gillett, MCSO)

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

    Kato is a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois who has been with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for three years. 

  • 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.

  • 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 is safe and sound at home after causing trouble on the freeway

    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.

  • Bear is doing amazingly well after somebody bashed his head in. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

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

    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

    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. 

  • (Source: National Park Service)

    AZGFD: Reward offered for information on elk poaching

    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. 

  • Xena (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the week: Xena

    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.

  • (Source: 123RF)

    National Cat Day: Celebrate pawsitively felinetastic holiday right meow!

    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. 

  • 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)

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

    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.

  • (Source: The Phoenix Zoo)

    3 Gila monsters just hatched at Phoenix Zoo

    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. 

  • (Photo source: Renee Bayer)

    Bobcat spotted on top of giant cactus in Gold Canyon desert

    A desert bobcat found herself in a prickly situation this week.

  • (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Bring home a furry friend from the Arizona Humane Society

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

  • 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)

    Halloween dos and don'ts for your pets

    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.

  • Rocky (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the Week: Rocky

    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.

  • (AP Images)

    Watch: Police round escaped bull in Brooklyn

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

  • (AP Image)

    Watch: Paddleboarding chicken makes waves in Florida

    (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...
  • A pair of Mexican spotted owl fledglings (Source: National Park Service)

    Prescribed burns planned in Flagstaff in spotted owl habitat

    Two prescribed burns are planned this week south of Mormon Lake on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District and the Flagstaff Ranger District, both in Mexican spotted owl habitat.

  • (Source: MCACC)

    UPDATE: Fat cat 'Big Jack' has been adopted!

    One fat cat is now a happy camper. Big Jack has found his forever family!

  • When Jericho, a German shepherd, was first found, he was sick, malnourished, and tick-infested. With him was his best friend Jefe, a Chihuahua, who was lying on top of him when animal rescuers arrived at the scene. (Source: AZHumane Society)

    An odd couple is in need of a new home

    Jefe and Jericho are an inseparable duo. When Jericho, a German shepherd, was first found, he was sick, malnourished, and tick-infested. With him was his best friend Jefe, a Chihuahua, who was lying on top of him when animal rescuers arrived at the scene.

  • Arizona may only have a couple natural lakes but that doesn't stop fishers from taking advantage of the several man-made lakes stocked with plenty of fish. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Top fishing spots across Phoenix-metro area

    Arizona may only have a couple natural lakes but that doesn't stop fishers from taking advantage of the several man-made lakes stocked with plenty of fish.

  • Former dog burn victim waits for a home

    Mac arrived at the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) with his entire back charred and his skin completely singed. 

  • (Source: Phoenix Zoo)

    Roars & Pours serves up fun at the Phoenix Zoo

    The Phoenix Zoo will have a special happy hour this Thursday, Oct. 5 called Roars and Pours. 

  • (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)

    Elusive lizards need a hand relocating for freeway construction

    On several hot summer mornings, biologists dressed in hiking gear searched crannies along ridges in the southwest corner of the South Mountain Park/Preserve. Their mission: finding and then relocating the elusive chuckwalla.

  • Kasih passes away at the young age of 11-years-old. (Source: Phoenix Zoo)

    Beloved Phoenix Zoo orangutan passes away

    The Phoenix Zoo announced Monday that Kasih, an 11-year-old orangutan, has passed away. 

  • Alvord Lake. (Source: AZ Game and Fish department)

    Free fishing fun at Alvord Lake on Oct. 7

    Enjoy some free family fun on Saturday, October 7th at Alvord Lake. Maricopa County supervisor Steve Gallardo and the Arizona Game and Fish Department Sport Fishing Education Program staff and volunteers are hosting a family fishing event from 8 a.m. to noon at the Cesar Chavez Park in Phoenix.

  • Fishing in the the Frye Creek has been suspended to allow population regrowth among Gila trout. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

    Arizona Game and Fish: Frye Creek closed to fishing

    Frye Creek is temporarily closed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department in order to evaluate and restore the population of Gila trout. 

  • The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) is in desperate need of foster homes for their tiny kittens in the Bottle Baby ICU.(Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Bottle-fed kittens need foster homes in Phoenix

    The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) is in desperate need of foster homes for their tiny, bottle-fed kittens in the Bottle Baby ICU. 

  • (Source: Maricopa County Animal Care & Control)

    Maricopa County Animal Care and Control offers adoptions for a discounted price

    Maricopa County Animal Care and Control needs your help. The adoption center is overpopulated and the larger dogs are forced to double up in kennels, making it difficult to keep them in the best care possible.

  • Clifford (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the week: Clifford

    Just as playful as his name suggests, Clifford is also very observant, and when not giving his caretaker lots of kisses, appears just as content checking out the world around him.

  • (Source: The Phoenix Zoo)

    Welcome, little one! The Phoenix Zoo announces birth of baby giraffe

    Meet the newest resident of the Phoenix Zoo: a baby female giraffe! The zoo quietly welcomed the baby on Tuesday, September 12.

  • (Source: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control)

    Maricopa County Animal Care and Control extends free adoption special for dogs

    Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) has extended their free adoption weekend through to Sunday, Sept. 10 for dogs over six months old.

  • (Source: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control)

    Doggie duo 'Lenny and Sguiggy' look for new home - together!

    They're an unlikely pair, but they're bonded besties, and they're looking for a new home, together. Meet "Lenny and Squiggy."  

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona's 'Elk Whisperer' heads to Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey relief

    Arizona's 'Elk Whisperer', Debera Butler is still helping animals and this time she is heading to Texas. Butler is a veterinarian who has been known to help wild animals at her home in Pine, AZ. 

  • The Arizona Humane Society encourages people to leave kittens alone if found. (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    AHS implements new Care-in-Place program encouraging people to leave kittens alone

    The new Care-in-Place program from the Arizona Humane Society makes it easy to care for newborn kittens in your home. It provides all the necessary tools: care kits, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, and training.

  • Goldie (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the week: Goldie wants you to enjoy some #Burritos4Pets Wednesday

    Goldie has some special needs, but she is unbelievably sweet and is looking for a caretaker to spend her golden years with.

  • Airport officials will be introducing a new program called "Navigator Buddies." (Source: City of Phoenix)

    Sky Harbor Airport to debut pilot pet therapy program

    Airport officials will be introducing a new program called 'Navigator Buddies.'

  • Top names for dogs in Phoenix

    National Dog Day is Saturday, Aug. 26 and we're giving you a list of all the top dogs when it comes to names for your pooch according to NextDoor.com. 

  • Ulysses (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the Week: Ulysses

    Ulysses is a very friendly young guy who came into the care of the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) via the New Hope Program. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Big man on campus takes you to Midwestern University

    Midwestern University, which specializes in healthcare education, is located in Glendale.

  • 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)

  • 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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    75 desert tortoises, including some babies, need new homes

    Do you have room in your family for a desert tortoise? The Arizona Game and Fish Department is hoping 75 of these cute critters can find new homes where they can, well, come out of their shells, so to speak! 

  • (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Arizona Humane Society's 19th Annual Pet Telethon on 3TV

    The Arizona Humane Society will take over 3TV this Saturday, Aug. 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for their 19th Annual Pet Telethon. 

  • Jackabee (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the Week: Jackabee

    It takes a team to help a pet find a good home. Such is the case with Jackabee, an adorable 4-year-old Chihuahua available for adoption today at the Arizona Humane Society.

  • Like the magician, "Houdini" the Desert tortoise has pulled off a disappearing act. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    'Houdini' the Desert tortoise missing in Goodyear

    Like the magician, "Houdini" the Desert tortoise has pulled off a disappearing act. Houdini is a pet tortoise for a family in Goodyear and they say he has been missing since the morning of August 15.

  • (Source: The Arizona Humane Society)

    Mama dog and 8 pups discovered under porch; reunited at shelter

    It was a happy day for a mama dog and her eight tiny pups, as they were reunited after being separated.

  • Catnapper caught on camera taking kitten from front porch

    A West Valley man says a guy delivering a package from Amazon catnapped a kitten from his front porch, and his surveillance camera was rolling. 

  • (Source: CBS)

    Where's Goldilocks? Three bears frolic in backyard playhouse

    There's no horsing around here... just three bears frolicking in a backyard. A homeowner in Simsbury, Connecticut captured their playful romp on video.

  • (Source: Larry Trefz)

    Me-wow! Bobcats chillin' in Cave Creek hot tub

    These cool cats know how to relax! Larry Trefz of Cave Creek sent these photos to 3TV/CBS 5 Wednesday morning of this family of bobcats hanging out in his hot tub. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Make-A-Wish teen gets shopping spree with her beloved dog

    Wish granted! A Valley teen got to go on a special shopping spree... with a canine twist. Meet 18-year-old Danielle and her dog, Gordo. 

  • Minnie (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the week: Minnie

    Just as sweet as her name and picture suggest, Minnie came through the doors of the Arizona Humane Society after her previous owners realized they could no longer provide her with the proper amount of love and attention she deserved.

  • 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)

  • Creative way to help the pooch cool off

    We're in the dog days of summer in Phoenix! I know I do my best to keep cool if I'm outside, but I saw a pretty creative idea in my neighborhood to help pets do the same! 

  • (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Kitten survives being stuck in storm drain; her recovery being called 'remarkable'

    Monsoon storms can be rough, causing damage to homes and knocking down power lines. But those storms present a particularly harrowing time for a days-old kitten, who found herself without her mama and stuck in a storm drain.

  • A New Jersey cat's Florida adventure lasted 46 days after Steve Kreuger, from Bullhead, Arizona, and Ana Fontana stopped at a restaurant in Florida, where Trotsy the cat bolted. (Source: nwfdailynews.com)

    Couple reunited with cat lost for 46 days after cross-country trip from Arizona

    A New Jersey cat's Florida adventure lasted 46 days after Steve Kreuger, from Bullhead, Arizona, and Ana Fontana stopped at a restaurant in Florida, where Trotsy the cat bolted.

  • Glendale has become the first city in the Valley to enact an animal cruelty ordinance, in close partnership with the Arizona Humane Society. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Glendale gets tough on animal cruelty with recent ordinance

    Glendale has become the first city in the Valley to enact an animal cruelty ordinance.

  • (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Dept.)

    Baby deer taken out of desert, brought to local bar

    It's a growing problem across Arizona - people with good intentions taking animals out of the wild. It happened again last week-end, when someone grabbed a baby deer and took it to a bar.  

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    Animals and the eclipse: how will they react?

    While most of us will be looking up at the eclipse August 21, you may also want to look around and take a close listen, because something unusual could be happening with the animals on our planet -- at least, we think it could. "

  • (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    5 ill puppies rescued from 'deplorable' conditions in Phoenix home

    The Arizona Humane Society assisted Phoenix police in rescuing five extremely ill puppies from a north Valley home. The case has now become a suspected animal cruelty investigation.

  • (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Army soldier reunited with dog after deployment

    Buster the Chihuahua last snuggled with his owner one year ago, when she had to leave him to serve her country.

  • AHS partnered with the SPCA of Texas to send 50 cats to Dallas where there aren't enough kittens for adopters there.(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    50 adoptable kittens headed from Phoenix to the Lone Star state

    It's road trip time for dozens of adoptable felines. In an effort to save more lives, 50 kittens from the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) will be hitting the road on Sunday, August 6, for a 15-hour trip to Dallas to find their new forever homes at the SPCA of Texas. 

  • (Source: MCACC)

    'Bonded' besties get adopted together at County shelter

    Even man's best friend needs his own best four-legged buddy sometimes. Meet Bonnie and Clyde, a "bonded" pair of besties who were up for adoption at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) shelter. The pair has found their forever home and they get to stay together.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix rescue group uses drones to search for lost dog

    Dresden is a rescue dog who was in foster care and spent the day with a potential adopter when he went missing after being left in a backyard.

  • (Source: CNN)

    Eww! Invasion of the caterpillars in Tucson pool

    It was the invasion of the caterpillars in a Tucson pool! Yuck. The sight of thousands of caterpillars swarming their pool was enough to make a Tucson family's skin crawl.

  • Your pet may need a lawyer! A lawyer? To represent you and your pet? Yes! We found more attorneys are now specializing in working for four-legged clients. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Does your pet need an attorney?

    3 on your side

    Did your cat cause a catastrophe? Was your canine involved in a caper? They may need a lawyer! A lawyer? To represent you and your pet? Yes! We found more attorneys are now specializing in working for four-legged clients.    

  • 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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  • (Source: Bryan Yeager)

    Mesa police officer rescues dog stuck in a canal

    A dog is reunited with his owner after he was saved from a canal by a Mesa police officer and an observant citizen.

  • (Source: AAWL)

    AAWL hopes to raise money for clinic expansion

    The Arizona Animal Welfare League announced Thursday that it will be expanding its low-cost clinic this fall, thanks to a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Now, the shelter is looking to raise $30,000 by the end of this month to buy necessary medical equipment. 

  • (Source: DBG Facebook)

    Fall butterfly exhibit to return next month

    Fall and cooler temperatures must be right around the corner, since it's almost time once again for the butterflies to return to Desert Botanical Gardens. .

  • The KISS calf ( (Heather Taccetta right/via AP, Natacha Pisarenko, left/Associated Press)

    Calf born looking like KISS rocker Gene Simmons

    KISS frontman Gene Simmons is udderly thrilled by a newborn calf born with strikingly similar black-and-white markings to the face paint he wears on stage. 

  • Shrek (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Pet of the week: Shrek

    Not only is Shrek extremely sweet and compassionate, he’s also very intelligent. He has already learned several tricks and is more than happy to perform them.

  • (Source: Pixabay)

    Woman calls 911 during snake attack: 'I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face'

    Firefighters came to the rescue of a 45-year-old woman that was being attacked by a rescued boa constrictor that wrapped around her and biting her face.

  • (Source: Facebook)

    Jaime's Local Love: Puff and Fluff Grooming and Pet Sitting

    Puff & Fluff Grooming and Pet Sitting is made up of a team of professionals with a passion for taking care animals.

  • (Source: Mayday Pit Bull rescue)

    Pit bull rescued in Egypt getting care in Arizona

    It's a happy ending for a pit bull rescued from a life of dog fighting in Egypt. But it was a long journey to get here.

  • (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)

    Beaten golden retriever rescued from abusive owner gets second chance

    A golden retriever who survived a brutal beating and was saved from an abusive owner is getting a second chance at a happy life.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Scottsdale vet clinic uses oxygen therapy to treat animals

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for years in human medicine for years to treat a range of conditions. But now, one Scottsdale animal clinic is using hyperbaric therapy to help animals, as well. 

  • Phoenix bat. (July 21, 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS5]

    Biologists net bats in Scottsdale, debunk myths while public watches

    About a half dozen times a year, the Arizona Game and Fish Department nets bats for research and the public can tag along.

  • GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Protect your dog from ticks

    They're small, gross, and can do more than cause discomfort for your pet. Ticks can spread disease and experts say you can expect to see more of them during the monsoon.

  • Joanna Caujolle wants to adopt a dog that was dragged by its owner. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Suspect's ex-roommate fights to adopt dragged Cottonwood dog

    A battle is being fought for an allegedly abused dog. The owner is in jail and his former roommate wants to adopt the little dog.

  • (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    Happy anniversary AHS! Arizona Humane Society marks 60 years in the Valley

    The Arizona Humane Society is marking a huge milestone. The shelter has been finding new families for homeless pets for 60 years now.

  • Gavel the puppy flunked out of the police academy but his new job is perfect for him. (Source: Facebook)

    New job assigned for dog who flunked out of police academy

    Not every dog is made for taking down bad guys, but a dog who didn't make it through the police academy now has an assignment that is tailored to his talents.  

  • Officer Joseph Procopio with Olivia the Patagonian mara (Source: Glendale Police Dept. via Facebook)

    Kangaroo? Chupacabra? Nope. Glendale cop saves exotic pet

    Police officers are called to all kinds of different scenes, sometimes for unusual reasons. For Officer Joseph Procopio of the Glendale Police Department, it was “a kangaroo in the street.” Wait. What?