Here’s a partial slice of good news for Tucson’s animals and beyond blogged by Tucson Tails during 2012.
Pima Animal Care: Chip in so dogs don’t have to sleep on cold concrete. Two thousand dollars was raised in record time and materials were purchased in order to make raised beds so PACC pets don’t have to sleep on cold concrete. Tucson Electric Power (TEP) volunteers helped make it happen. This is how the community and big business can help the animals.
AWASA (Animal Welfare Alliance of Southern Arizona) held a free pet vaccination clinic at Casa Maria. Many pets received much needed vet care.
The Arizona Daily Star wrote a stunning opinion on the day of the Tucson City Council’s vote to ban steroid administration on racing greyhounds. The vote passed. The ordinance was spearheaded by Councilman Steve Kozachik. My question (months later) – are females going into heat in large numbers about now?
Although the Humane Society Southern Arizona didn’t win the grand prize money, they did a stellar job getting many dogs and cats adopted and co-marketed with numerous businesses hosting adoption events and paid for licensing fees. Way to go Tucson!
Lost & found
One Gabriel Angels’ therapy dog gets lucky
A Florida racing greyhound dubbed Freeway who was being transported from one race track to another fell off the truck (see bad news) but because of some very dedicated people and many generous greyhound lovers, he recovered and now has a forever home.
Making a difference
One boy with his own severe health problems wants to save a PACC dog from being put to sleep. This is a very special family.
Sometimes miracles between man and dog make our day
Is Panama more progressive than Arizona?
While the AZ governor signs a dog cruelty bill into law (provide link), the good people of Panama ban bull fighting, dog racing, and more…
Numerous days, weeks, and months were celebrated such as:
• National walk your dog week
• National dog day
• National take your dog to work day
• National adopt a senior dog month
• National adopt a greyhound month
• National puppy day
• National spay & neuter day
• National feral cat month
Many local rescue groups for dogs, cats, horses, farm animals, and pocket pets held fundraisers and outreach events like Puttin’ on the Dog, Pitbulooza, Dogtoberfest, Best Lil Cat House, Bark in the Park, and more. All kinds of animals were fostered and found forever homes; some groups acquired their 501 c3 non-profit status (for tax-deductible donations). The good news is that most people treat their pets like loving family members. Do you?