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  • Dogs from hoarding case available for adoption at PACC

    Feb 20, 2015 | Read More News
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    Dozens of dogs seized in mid-January as part of a hoarding case have been cleared for adoption and will be available beginning Saturday at Pima Animal Care Center. trainer by lake with dog

    Rescued Jan. 17, the dogs have spent the past month recovering at the PACC shelter. Many of the dogs were fearful, shy and under-socialized, and PACC officials were not certain they would make good candidates for adoption.

    However, a private donation to the Friends of Pima Animal Care Center project fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona allowed PACC to hire Sol.Dog Canine Services to work with the dogs several hours each day.

    “After just three weeks of training work, these once-terrified dogs have made tremendous strides in socialization and behavior,” said Kristin Barney, chief operations officer at PACC. “They are completely ready for adoption into loving homes. It is truly phenomenal to see what can happen with a trainer when we have cases like this. We are so grateful to the donor in this case, because now these dogs can find families. We hope our community will donate to us so that we can keep working to save pets like these.”

    PACC is open from 10 to 5 on Saturday, Feb. 21, closed Sunday, Feb 22 for monthly deep-cleaning, and will reopen Monday at noon. The dogs from this case will be identified by special signs on their kennels at the shelter to help potential adopters locate them in the shelter.

    To make a tax-deductible donation to help PACC keep rescuing dogs like these, visit For more information about these dogs, donating to PACC, or the Friends of PACC project fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, contact Karen Hollish at or 520-724-5984.
    (Photo credit: Michael Kloth)