What is Feline Leukemia Virus?

What is Feline Leukemia Virus? Feline Leukemia Virus, or FeLV, is a retrovirus that causes cats to have a weaker immune system. It is a contagious virus, and is spread from cat to cat through saliva and other bodily secretions. However, it is not a highly contagious disease, and usually requires a prolonged period of close contact between an infected cat and susceptible cats. Many people will never consider adopting an FeLV positive cat because […]

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Cedar Creek Fire Evacuation [UPDATE VIDEO]

[Scroll to the bottom to see the most recent video update] The Cedar Creek Fire has been devastating Show Low, and The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is ready to help. We will be safely transporting the many animals at risk back to our facility. Now, we need YOUR help to assist as many animals as possible. As many as 100 animals are currently in the care of shelters at risk in the fire. […]

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Before and After Dog Haircuts

Have you been thinking about a fresh, new look for summer? The weather is heating up, and it can be pretty warm to have long hair! Cutting your hair for the summer has become somewhat of a tradition. If you’re looking to get your hair cut, we’ve got a great solution for you. Then, scroll down to see pictures of some cute before and after dog haircuts! Get your hair cut at any of the […]

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DIY Cat Shoes

Spruce up your everyday shoes with an easy overhaul, just for cat-lovers! You’ll feel so good when people ask you where you got your shoes and you can say, “I made them myself!” The main things you’ll need for this quick craft are some solid-colored shoes and acrylic paint! For our video we free handed sketches onto the shoes before painting. However, you can also find an outline online and use tracing paper or carbon paper […]

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Cool Pups Freezer Pops Review

Summer is almost here! Imagine sitting on a patio having a refreshing drink or maybe an ice cream to cool yourself off. You look down and your best friend is there with you, chomping away on their own refreshing and cooling treat. You’re both so happy and feeling good! I’m here to tell you that you can make this vision a reality! Grab your pup and their Cool Pup Cooling toy and head to a […]

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Mother’s Day for Dogs

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s also Mother’s Day for dogs, and we decided to honor all of our beautiful mama dogs! Many of them have been living at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) shelter for far too long. We knew we had to do something special for our sweet girls, and when we came across Sophie Gamand’s Flower Power project we were immediately inspired! We crafted our own flower crowns to show a sweet, […]

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Bonded Cat & Dog!

This cute duo, Zeus and Turbo, came into The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) last week as a bonded pair. What is a bonded pair? A bonded pair is two animals who have generally grown up together and formed a bond so close that one or both animals do not respond well when they are not placed together. It is best for these animals to be adopted into the same home. Zeus and Turbo […]

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Which Super Pet Are You? [Quiz]

Superman’s got nothin’ on SuperDog! We know you’re a superhero when it comes to helping animals in need. You might even be saving the world. But when it comes to being cute, we’ve got you beat. We’ve got a series of super pets for you that are certainly the cutest superheros you’ve ever seen. Curious to find out which one you match with? We want to know, which super pet are you? Take the quiz […]

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Which Cat Breed Are You Most Compatible With? [Quiz]

Did you know different breeds of cats have different temperaments? A cat’s temperament can differ even within a breed. It can depend heavily on your cat’s personality. For example, even though most Maine Coons will be independent and most Tortoiseshells will be feisty, yours may not be. The more time you spend with your cat, the more you will learn about his or her personality and temperament. There are, however, some general breed personality traits […]

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Grooming 101

We spend a lot of time grooming and tending to our own physical health and appearance. But do we spend a proportionate amount of time on our dogs’ health and appearance? It’s our responsibility as dog owners to keep their fur, nails, and mouths as clean and hygienic as possible. Read the Grooming 101 pin below for tips on brushing and bathing your pooch. Click here for a full list of tips and tricks for […]

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