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Pet population booming at Pima Animal Care; adopt one today

Jul 05, 2013 | Read More News
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The staff of the Pima Animal Care Center wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the community for coming out to the 4th of July Dog Walk. Dozens of volunteers arrived bright and early on the holiday, excited for the chance to grant a little freedom to shelter pets.

PACCEven better, 50 pets were adopted on July 4th during just a four-hour period that the adoption center was open. However, as is common after the booming holiday, the shelter remains crowded with many animals that are just looking for some peace and quiet.

“Even with the 50 adoptions/rescues yesterday, the kennels remain full. We have already taken in 75 pets today,” said Kim Janes, Manager at Pima Animal Care. “Since July 1, we have saved 197 pets including yesterday’s adoptions and rescues. However, also since July 1, we have received 335 pets. It is not hard to see that we will be running uphill for a bit longer.”

The staff and volunteers of PACC want to encourage anyone thinking of adding a new furry friend to their home to visit the shelter this weekend. Most pets are available for a special adoption rate of $13, which includes all vaccinations, microchip, and spay/neuter surgery.

And for anyone missing a pet after the commotion of the holiday, here are a few tips:
  • Check our intake list at www.paccintake.pima.gov frequently
  • File a lost pet report with PACC by calling (520) 243-5900, Option 3
  • Stop by our shelter at least every other day to see if you pet has been turned in
  • Check online at www.petharbor.com and www.found-pets.org
  • Visit the Lost and Found Pets of Pima County Facebook page and Craigslist
  • Check with neighbors, veterinarians and groomers

PACC, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and noon-7 p.m. weekdays. For more information call (520) 243-5900.