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  • Cat hoarding case results in overflow at PACC

    Nov 14, 2014 | Read More News
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    cat hoardingPima Animal Care Center announced Friday that it desperately needs donations and adopters to save nearly 80 cats and kittens rescued Thursday night from a hoarding situation. The shelter is already overcrowded with 250 cats being housed. 

    All of the rescued cats and kittens have been pronounced adoptable by veterinarians, according to Jose Ocano, Shelter Director. A handful of the kittens have been treated for ruptured eyes, but are otherwise healthy. These felines will be featured in a special cat-adoption event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-16, at PACC, 4000 N. Silverbell Road. The adoption fee for these cats will be waived.

    The Best Friends Animal Society and PetSmart Charities are contributing $1,800 toward the estimated $10,000 cost of basic veterinary care, immunizations, sterilizations and housing for these cats until they are adopted, according to PACC Development Director Karen Hollish. PACC is seeking donations from the community to cover the remaining $8,200. Community members can earmark their tax-deductible donations through the PACC website by writing “Cat Rescue” in the text box.

    Any funds raised in excess of the cost to save these cats will be applied to PACC’s special-needs medical fund, which helps the shelter save injured, ill and abused pets. 

    To donate by mail, write checks to “Pima Animal Care Center” with “Cat Rescue” in the memo line and mail to PACC, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85745. To donate over the phone, call 520-724-5969.

    For more information, please contact Karen Hollish at Karen.hollish@pima.gov or Jose Ocano at jose.ocano@pima.gov or at the numbers listed above.