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  • Empty the Tent sale happening all month at PACC

    May 31, 2018 | Read More News
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    Come one, come all to Pima Animal Care Center’s Empty the Tent sale happening all month long at the shelter. Starting June 1, PACC officials will offer $10 adoption fees on all dogs to help place them into new homes and vacate the tent in preparation for their transition to Phase 2 of PACC’s new animal care facility happening at the end of June. 

    PACC tentSince 2014, the tent has saved an estimated 25,000 homeless dogs in Pima County. The tent was originally installed as a temporary solution to relieve mass overcrowding and to end the necessity of euthanasia due to lack of space. With the completion of Phase 2 of PACC’s new animal care facility only weeks away, shelter officials need the community’s help to vacate the tent, which currently houses about 125 dogs. 

    “As we prepare to say goodbye to the tent, we are celebrating the enormous number of lives it has saved over the past four years,” said PACC Director Kristen Auerbach. “If you adopt a tent dog in this last month of its existence, you’ll be adding a new family member as well as a piece of Pima County history.”

    If you know someone who’s considering a new pet, tell them about PACC’s Empty the Tent sale happening through the month of June. For only $10, adopters can take home a “furever” friend who will already come spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipped, and with a free vet visit, too. An additional $18 license fee will apply to adult dogs. 

    In addition to the month-long adoption special, PACC has planned one final tent-themed adoption event at its shelter in the early part of June. Check PACC’s Facebook page frequently for more details. 

    Spread the word and help PACC clear the tent by adopting or fostering a pet in need. PACC’s shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, is open noon-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekend. To learn more about PACC’s services or find other ways to help homeless pets in Pima County, visit PACC’s website at www.pima.gov/animalcare.