Tucson animal events in March & April: yappy, horses, pet therapy info, birds and bats
Friday, March 25 – 5 to 9 p.m.
Unleash the party animal within at the Yappy Hour at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona located at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. Your pets are welcome too! Yappy Hour celebrates a weekend of adoption specials, which start at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, and runs through Sunday. Receive a discounted or free adoption on dogs and cats. Bring canned paté-style dog and cat food to be entered in a raffle for pet goodies.
Pet psychic Kat Riegel will be available for animal readings in the evening with donations going to HSSA. A pet photographer will also be available to take your furry friend’s picture. Refreshments and snacks provided. At Yappy Hour everyone goes home happy!
HEART of Tucson – 2nd Anniversary BBQ
March 26 – 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Previously I wrote about HEART of Tucson and how they are rehabilitating abandoned and abused horses found wandering in our harsh desert. If you want to consider getting involved in their efforts, then attend the 2nd Anniversary BBQ potluck held this Saturday at Udall Park, 7290 E. Tanque Verde Road, Ramada #3. BYO side dish & beverage (nothing alcoholic) and the BBQ entree will be provided. R.S.V.P. 520-445-1510. Bring your friends and family and find out how to help the horses.
Wonderful World of Bats
As the world’s only flying mammals, bats eat tons of mosquitoes, some prey on scorpions, and others drink nectar. Bats play very important roles in the environment, but their lives are shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding.
Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 11 a.m. – noon
Where: Miller Golf-Links Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Road
Cost/Age: free, ages 12 and up; for more information, contact: 520-615-7855 or email@example.com; reservations not required.
Volunteering with Your Pet – Information Sessions
Saturday, April 2 – 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, April 20 – 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Learn how you and your pet (dog, cat, rabbit, or other domesticated species) might qualify to cheer up patients in hospitals, bring joy to seniors in assisted-living centers, help children learn to read, and much more. This is a great session to gain a better understanding of all that is involved with becoming part of the Loving Angel Paws volunteer group as a Delta Society Pet Partners therapy animal team. Meet and talk to current volunteers. Humans only invited to the informational sessions.
Place: Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. RSVP to TherapyPetsAZ@gmail.com.
Tucson Mountain Park Birding Walk
Join birding expert John Higgins, for a guided bird walk in Tucson Mountain Park. Spot canyon towhees, rufous-winged sparrows, Gila woodpeckers, and other birds of the desert.
Date: Saturday, April 2
Time: 8 to 10 a.m.
Where: Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Road; on Kinney 1.5 miles south of Gates Pass Road or 3.8 miles north of Ajo Way
Cost/Age: free, ages 12 and up
For more information, contact: 520-615-7855 or firstname.lastname@example.org; reservations not required.
Wake Up with the Birds
Desert meets water at this unique crossroads for migratory and resident birds. Spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palm trees. Binoculars are available for use or bring your own.
Date: Every Thursday in April
Time: 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road
Cost/Age: free, all ages welcome
For more information, contact: 520-615-7855 or email@example.com; reservations not required
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(Rubie was rescued from a San Diego animal shelter. According to Rachel Burda, “She is the best dog we could’ve asked for.”)