Arizona Pets & Animals

AZ Health Officials Warn Against Use Of Horse Medication To Treat COVID-19

Health officials across Arizona are warning the public against the use of ivermectin, a drug commonly designed for horses that has recently been misused for the treatment of COVID-19. Banner Health, the state’s largest hospital chain, told the Arizona Republic it’s had to manage more than 30 cases concerning ivermectin through its drug and poison information center, seven resulting hospitalizations. Navajo County officials earlier this month cautioned residents against consuming ivermectin from feed stores. The FDA says the drug has been approved for humans only in certain cases under specific prescribed doses, and that using ivermectin prescribed for large animals can lead to health complications and even overdoses.
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Arizona’s Heart & Sol: PACC volunteer helps dogs become more adoptable

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A long term volunteer at Pima Animal Care Center is helping our furry friends become more adoptable, making her this week’s Heart and Sol recipient. Jan Pede is part of PACC’s TOP Dogs team, a volunteer project dedicated to saving, rehabilitating, and re-homing savable...

Displaced animals from Hurricane Ida arrive in Arizona

PHOENIX — Dozens of dogs and cats displaced because of Hurricane Ida’s impact in Louisiana have a new home in Arizona. Members of the Arizona Humane Society made an overnight trip to El Paso, Texas, on Friday to collect 40 animals that were evacuated from the Louisiana SPCA located in New Orleans.

Dogs and cats displaced during Hurricane Ida seeking forever homes in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- They're tired and scared, but at least they're safe. Dozens of dogs and cats have arrived in Phoenix, after surviving Hurricane Ida. "These are pets that were evacuees themselves," said Bretta Nelson, with the Arizona Humane Society. "These animals were in shelters, a lot of them on generators, but now they are running out of fuel. They don't expect power back for 4-6 weeks, so these pets were at risk."
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Toxic toads come out in the Arizona monsoon

Arizona is battling a barrage of toxic toads this summer. The Sonoran Desert toad is popping up after the summer monsoon season and causing mayhem. The largest native toad in the United States, which usually hides underground, reemerges each summer seeking extra moisture brought to the region by monsoon season, according to AZ Family notes. The huge amphibian produces a toxin dangerous to humans and pets if inhaled or eaten.

Arizona monsoon rains bring out toxic toads

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The Arizona monsoon brings out more than just caterpillars and mosquitos. There's a dangerous amphibian that makes an appearance when the rain comes each summer. It's the Sonoran Desert toad, or Bufo alvarius. Caterpillars are taking over the Valley... here's why. It's the largest native toad...

On the crawl: Why so many caterpillars are wriggling around Arizona

MESA — Kelsey Shaw and her two children pick up large yellow and green caterpillars just off the Bush Highway near Saguaro Lake. The children have no hesitation handling these nearly 2- to 3-inch-long caterpillars, letting them crawl all over their clothes. Shaw and her children were preparing to spend...

National Animal Foundation Grants Funds to Two Arizona Rescues for Senior Dogs

Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization has announced the recipients of its annual grants. The national nonprofit works to improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries and other nonprofits nationwide. Locally,...

Arizona DPS stops traffic for rescue of injured coyote

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- An injured coyote is recovering at a wildlife facility in Scottsdale after the Arizona Department of Public Safety called a wildlife emergency hotline to come rescue it from a ramp from Loop 202 to westbound U.S. 60 last week. In a Facebook post, DPS says a...

Arizona high school canine mascots

Arizona high school canine mascots are fairly well represented across the state. While there may not be a ton of Arizona high school canine mascots, we’re still going to track them, just as we have for animal mascots across the nation. Also, we just recapped the animal mascots, bird mascots and feline mascots in Arizona as well, if you wanted to look.