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  • PACC, Kino Sports Complex hosting free community vaccine clinic

    Aug 20, 2019 | Read More News
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    photo of rabies vaccinesAfter the success of the first clinic earlier this summer, Pima Animal Care Center is once again teaming up with Kino Sports Complex to help pet owners in need of vaccines and microchips. The free clinic is on Aug. 31. It begins at 8 a.m. and continues until the first 300 pets have been served. Kino Sports Complex is located at 2500 E. Ajo Way. 

    “Pet owners want to be able to provide for their pets, and we are more than happy to assist with services like this,” said Director of Animal Services, Kristen Hassen-Auerbach. “We’ve seen great success at our microchip and vaccine clinics this summer and we plan on holding more throughout the year.”

    PACC will be giving free rabies vaccines, DHPP/FRCP vaccines, microchips, flea/tick medicine, and dewormer. A licensed veterinarian will be administering the vaccines. People will have the option of purchasing a license at the event, as well. There is no set limit on the number of pets a single family can bring. Dogs should be on leashes and cats need to be in carriers marked with the owner name, cat name, and owner phone number.

    There was a large turnout at the July event, with around 300 people in line by 8:00 in the morning. People who plan on attending should prepare accordingly. Pet owners should bring sunscreen and water and wear lightly colored clothing.

    Kino Sports Complex was impressed with the last event and was excited to host another one.

    “The partnership that the Kino Sports Complex and the Pima Anima; Care Center have built to afford the community this convenient and low cost opportunity to care for their pets has been a win-win for all involved. The County, the community, and most all the pets,” said Reenie Ochoa, Kino Sports Complex Director. 

    The outreach is part of the shelter’s ongoing efforts to support pet ownership in the community. Last year, the shelter licensed 80,687 pets and provided a total of 2,650 free microchips to Pima County residents at 100 outreach events. 

    All pets adopted from PACC will come spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and a free vet visit. PACC is open Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends.