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  • Pima Animal Care takes in 57 cats, 1 dog from hoarding case

    Aug 23, 2019 | Read More News
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    Picture of catsPIMA COUNTY –Pima Animal Care Center has taken in 57 cats and one dog from a hoarding case near East Valencia Road and South Houghton Road. The cats range in age from a few days old to around eight years old.

    This case is still under investigation by the Tucson Police Department. Officers called PACC late Thursday night to assist with the removal of dozens of cats in the home. The conditions inside the home were poor, with animal waste and trash all over the floor. Litterboxes were full of waste. There was no visible water left out for the pets. The home also had no electricity. The dog was in the backyard. There was no water for him in the area.

    While many of the animals are still undergoing medical evaluation, PACC’s clinic team says the cats are suffering from upper respiratory infections. The dog had some matted fur, but appears to be in good condition. The cats and dog appear to be very friendly.

    PACC will provide an update when the pets become available for adoption. Currently, the shelter has 1,421 other animals in need of homes and could use the community’s immediate help to make room for incoming pets. PACC took in 96 pets yesterday. On average, the shelter is taking in between 50-100 animals each day. 

    People can help by adopting or fostering existing pets. Those interested in fostering can stop by the shelter or send an email to PACC.foster@pima.gov. People who want to adopt a pet can look at them online or visit them in person at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. They can also make a donation to PACC’s official nonprofit partner, Friends of PACC.

    PACC’s normal business hours are Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends. All pets adopted from PACC will come spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and a free vet visit. A $19 licensing fee will apply to dogs.