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  • PACC takes in close to 180 pets over two-day period

    Jun 14, 2018 | Read More News
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    foster meEarlier this week, Pima Animal Care Center took in close to 180 animals, causing an overcrowding crisis at the shelter. As of June 14, PACC had close to 350 dogs and over 250 cats. The shelter desperately needs adopters and fosters.

    “We have hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats sitting in kennels and cages waiting for families, and other pets, like orphaned puppies and kittens, who simply need a temporary foster home in order to survive,” said PACC Director of Animal Services Kristen Auerbach. “The situation at PACC is increasingly dire, as there is not one single space to put an incoming dog right now.” 

    To help make kennel space and save lives, PACC is running a Pet for Dad adoption special, which gives adopters the opportunity to name their own adoption fee special on any pet. The special starts today and will run through Father’s Day this Sunday, June 17. 

    As always, all pets will come spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and with a vet visit voucher, too. Adopters will only have to pay a $18 dog license fee for adult dogs.

    Community members who may not be ready to adopt but want to help PACC’s overcrowding situation should consider fostering a pet instead. Foster parents can open their home to a pet in need for as little as one day to a few months or longer. Best of all, just like adopters, they get to select their new best friend. To save time, folks interested in fostering should complete the foster application in advance. Find it on PACC’s foster webpage at pima.gov/foster

    To see PACC’s adoptable or ready to foster pets, visit the shelter during normal business hours, noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and be sure to also follow PACC on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.