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  • PACC exceeds ASPCA 100K Challenge expectations

    Oct 02, 2014 | Read More News
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    While the official ASPCA $100K Challenge rankings won’t be ready until next week, Pima Animal Care Center staff crunched the numbers and unofficial figures confirm that between June 1 and Aug. 31 PACC adopted out more pets than ever before and shattered its live-release rate record in August.
    ASPCA Challenge event
    PACC adopted out 3,015 dogs and cats during those three months – and that’s 835 more adoptions than last year, and more than PACC has ever accomplished in a 3-month period, too. During August, PACC’s average live-release rate hit a record high: 84 percent!

    “We are thrilled to have saved more pets this summer than ever before,” PACC’s Chief of Operations, Kristin Barney, said. “We hope the community will help us keep this great work going.”

    During the Challenge, PACC also sent 459 dogs and cats out with rescue partners and returned 483 lost pets to their grateful families. And it broke more records, too: It exceeded the number of adoptions done during a single weekend when it sent 230 pets home during the Cat’s Pajamas Adoption Party on Aug. 29-31, and it tripled its number of foster families from 50 to 200 during the 3-month period.

    PACC competed with 49 shelters across the country to see which ones could find homes for the most homeless pets between June 1 and Aug. 31. The shelters with the highest numbers will receive cash awards, but the real winners are all our furry friends who found homes this summer.

    Featured summer events and adoption specials included a Zumbathon, Christmas in July Adoption Party and an inaugural PACC Pride celebration. PACC extends a big thank to all the volunteers, community partners and supporters who helped make this summer a lifesaving success for so many pets. It couldn’t have happened without this support.