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  • Adopt a PACC dog and get $50 worth of pet supplies this weekend

    Feb 03, 2023 | Read More News
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    PIMA COUNTY, Feb. 3, 2023 – The first 50 families to adopt an adult dog from Pima Animal Care Center this weekend will receive a $50 credit to use at PACC’s on-campus Central Pet store through Feb. 5.

    The store credit is thanks to a generous donation from The Click Family Foundation. It can be used to purchase the adopter’s choice of collars, leashes, harnesses, toys, food, bowls, and more for the newly adopted dog. This promotion will run from Friday, Feb. 3, through Sunday, Feb. 5.

    In addition to the $50 credit for the first 50 adult dogs adopted, all pets, including puppies and kittens, will be free to adopt through Sunday.

    Monica Dangler, Director of Animal Services, said that overcrowding in the shelter puts the dogs at risk of disease, such as in the shelter’s recent outbreak of Strep zoo. PACC took has taken in more than 300 dogs in the last week, including 76 dogs on Feb. 1 alone.

    “We are quickly approaching 500 dogs in the shelter again,” said Dangler. “For the animals’ health and wellbeing, we need to get as many dogs as possible adopted or fostered into loving homes this weekend.”opal the dog

    People can assist in several ways:

    • Adopt an adult dog. Adoptions fees are waived and a $50 credit will be issued for use in our Central Pet store for pet supplies.
    • Foster a medium to large sized dog for as little as two weeks, giving them an opportunity to take a break from shelter stress and providing a chance for staff to learn more about a pet’s preferences and personality.
    • If you have recently lost your pet, come and look for your pet at PACC. Reclaim fees are waived in most cases.
    • Look for the homes of friendly stray pets you find. They likely live close by. People can knock on doors in the area and will likely find the owner within a matter of hours. If the finder needs supplies in order to hang onto the pet, PACC will provide those supplies free of charge. Pets that stay in the neighborhood where they are found have an 80% chance of making it back home. That rate drops to 20% if they come to the shelter.
    • Donate to Friends of Pima Animal Care Center at friendsofpacc.org.
    Pima Animal Care Center is open from noon to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. A $20 licensing fee applies to dogs over four months of age. To see available pets and learn more about PACC, go to www.pima.gov/animalcare.