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Spending time with family is a major part of the holiday season and oftentimes that includes the four-legged members of our families as well. But not every animal has a home for the holidays and many are in shelters like Maricopa County Animal Care & Control’s East Valley shelter in Mesa and Lost Our Home Pet Foundation in Tempe.
The small, white animals flood into Sharon Hampton’s living room in an instant. It’s Thursday morning at the Westie and Friends AZ Rescue dog shelter in Mesa.
Mesa police say they have arrested a man in connection with a fire that left dozens of people displaced from their homes early Monday morning.
Dozens of Mesa families are displaced from their homes after a fire ripped through their apartment complex.
A 27-year-old man sitting behind bars accused of repeatedly punching a Mesa bus driver last month said his emotions got the better of him and then apologized.
Joannie Sandoval will never forget the day when Gilbert police officers knocked on her door asking about her daughter’s whereabouts. It was Dec. 6, 2009, and the department had received a call from a man claiming then-21-year-old Dartanion Stroud killed Sandoval’s 26-year-old daughter, Angelita “Lita” Montano, and the police were there to verify the report.
Up to 100 homes and two parks in Mesa are being evacuated because transformers are underneath the water and crews are unable to disconnect the power.
Mesa United Way is taking applications for 13 AmeriCorps positions that begin Sept. 1 and three AmeriCorps VISTA positions that begin in November. The temporary social-service positions all pay stipends and other benefits and have a one-year term of service.
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Free First Friday Nights
Each year in Maricopa County, tens of thousands of animals are euthanized. The shelters fill up, the programs that aid animals with medical and behavioral problems can only take so many cases, and, unfortunately, the whole system can only care for so many.
As temperatures climb, Mesa residents can donate water at various locations in the city to provide hydration for the homeless and unsheltered.
This weekend, 12 Valley animal rescue organizations will set up shop in 40 locations across Maricopa County to try to get more than 1,500 cats and dogs adopted — and all of those pets can be adopted entirely for free.
Whether you’re bringing a flute or a six-string to the table, a collaboration of good vibes and tunes are what you are sure to find in the Valley Acoustic Group.
The city of Mesa opened up a new, state-of-the-art apartment complex as part of a plan to address homelessness in the city.
The Valley Honda Dealers are teaming up with Valley animal shelters and rescues throughout March and April with the hopes of increasing pet adoptions.
Mesa will receive free sterilization for homeless cats living in two zip codes — 85201 and 85204. The Spay Neuter Hotline will be scheduling appointments, giving out humane traps and aiding in the process. The money for the program comes from a grant given out by PetSmart Charities.
When Amy retired a few years ago from a long career in the Army, she had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. With no family, limited income and failing health, she settled in a little trailer in a Mesa mobile home park.
In one year of working together to encourage the community to fix, adopt and save homeless pets, seven animal welfare organizations in Maricopa County say they’ve seen positive results.
The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control recently received a 36-pound cat at one of their Valley shelters.
During a 1-mile hike, kids ages 7-12 learn what to do if they get lost in the desert, how to find their way back, signal for help, build an emergency shelter, and protect themselves from desert dangers. Each child must be accompanied by an adult and bring water, a hat and closed-toe shoes.
One cup of coffee can help a battered woman reclaim her life.
The City of Mesa is accepting donations to support a program that provides food and supplies to residents in need.
A whole lot of the trouble those extreme TV survivalists get into could be avoided if they packed a little smarter before heading out the door.