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  • PACC encourages folks to "Don't Shop, Adopt!" at its Aug. 6 celebration

    Jul 28, 2016 | Read More News
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    Don't Shop, Adopt!Pima Animal Care Center will host a day-long “Don’t Shop, Adopt!” Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 6 featuring free pet adoptions, pet supply vendors, music, and more. 

    The party goes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at PACC’s shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road. Folks who adopt a PACC pet during the celebration will not only take home a new furry friend, but also a prize or gift thanks to pet supply vendors, PetSmart and Central Pet. There will also be several food trucks selling delicious food and music courtesy of D.J. Sweet Tea with Haymore Productions. 

    This event highlights the benefits of adopting pets from shelters, like PACC, rather than purchasing them from private breeders or pet stores. 

    “We want to break the stigma, which unfortunately still exists, surrounding shelter pets,” said Justin Gallick, PACC’s director for community engagement. “People think that they can’t find cute, healthy, and well-behaved pets at PACC, when in reality that’s the place where they’ll find the most pet diversity and get the biggest bang for their buck.”

    Adopting pets from PACC comes with tons of added benefits. All pets come spayed or neutered, which eliminates the possibility of future litters, with up-to-date vaccinations, micro-chipped, and with a free vet visit, too.  In addition, during this one-day event, PACC will waive all pet adoption fees. A $17 licensing fee, however, will still apply to all adult dogs. 

    The waived adoption fee special offered during the “Adopt, Don’t Shop” Celebration will extend until 5 p.m. at PACC’s shelter and these four PetSmart locations:

    PetSmart Oracle & Wetmore, 4374 N. Oracle Rd.
    PetSmart Grant & Swan, 4740 E. Grant Rd.
    PetSmart El Con, 3695 E. Broadway Blvd.
    PetSmart Irvington & I-19, 1175 W. Irvington Rd.

    Help PACC get its shelter pets adopted. Between the shelter and its four participating PetSmart stores, PACC has over 700 pets, including lots of puppies and kittens, ready for adoption. Visit PACC’s website to see them all. For more information about this event, please call PACC at (520) 724-5932.


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