Pet briefs 5.15.15

In celebration of National Therapy Animal Day, Handi-Dogs will hold free information sessions, “Can My Dog Be a Therapy Dog?” on Monday, May 18, 11 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7 p.m. at the training center, 75 S. Montego Drive (one block east of Kolb and Broadway). The sessions are for people who are interested in taking their dogs to visit people in hospitals, hospice, read-to-a-dog programs and more. RSVP to or 326-3412.

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During the month of June, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona will spay or neuter kittens or puppies between 3 and 6 months old for a co-pay of $20 (for puppies there is also a mandatory e-collar purchase of $12). Additional fees may apply. To book an appointment through the “Precious … Not Parents” program, go to or call 321-3704.

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Four part-time workers started this week at the Pima Animal Care Center thanks to a donation of $125,000 from pet advocate Bonnie Kay to the nonprofit Friends of Pima Animal Care. The positions come at a time when PACC’s live-release rate has climbed from below 40 percent six years ago to more than 80 percent today. To learn more, visit