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Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s MASH unit

In Adoption, Protection and Safety by Linda2 Comments

The building that houses the MASH unit sits unobtrusively across the walkway from the Federal Courthouse at First Avenue and Madison, in the former First Avenue jailhouse. First opened in 1962, the First Avenue jail was in use until the end of 1999 when it was shut down, since it was considered undesirable and uninhabitable for humans.

Around that same time, Sheriff Joe formed a special posse for the sole purpose of investigating animal cruelty. He knew the old, empty jail would be just right for confiscated animals, and the MASH unit was born!

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Product testing and animals

In Household Hazards, inside and out, Protection and Safety by Linda5 Comments

Many companies still use rabbits, dogs, cats, and other animals, so that we can have shiny floors, longer eye lashes, and whiter clothes. Please read the labels of the products in your home and please reconsider using the products listed here. In fact, always search the product for the parent manufacturing company, and make your voice heard through your wallet. Know that if it doesn’t say NOT tested on animals, it most likely is.

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Dogs and trucks

In Protection and Safety by Linda3 Comments

Riding in the back of an old pickup along a country road was romantic and appealing when I was a kid, but today when I see people…or dogs…in the back of an open pickup bed, I get my heart in my throat and hope that someone or something doesn’t hit the truck.

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A puppy for Christmas?

In Adoption, Protection and Safety by Linda2 Comments

Choosing a furry companion is as personal as buying underwear or shoes, so if you do decide this is the right time to get a family pet, make sure to take along the entire family. Once a choice is made, this includes introducing all existing animals to meet the prospective new addition. All humans might adore the selection, but should current pets not agree, another choice should be made.

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Adopt-A-Senior pet, here’s why

In Adoption, Senior Pets by Linda2 Comments

Why adopt a senior pet? Adopted senior pets are forever grateful.Somehow, older pets seem to know you gave them a home when no one else would. Many new owners form a close bond very quickly with their senior dog or cat, because the pet shows them a level of attention and devotion that is unique to older adopted animals.