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  • New PACC shelter one step closer to becoming reality

    Jun 18, 2015 | Read More News
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    Dog in kennel

    Pima County has chosen a local architectural firm, Line and Space, to design the new Pima Animal Care Center facility that voters approved last November. The public is invited to a special “Meet the Architect” event at PACC from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25.

    Line and Space has partnered with Animal Art Design and University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, two national consultants that have been recognized for their work in designing shelters across the country.

    By working with PACC volunteers, staff and animal rescue groups, the three partners believe the new facility will be a peaceful, quiet place where animals will receive plenty of fresh air and sunlight and experience less stress.

    “We are excited to partner with such a prestigious architectural firm that is also local to our community,” said Michael Kirk, facilities management director. “Being local, they understand the unique challenges of our facility and our wishes to continue to be a progressive and innovative animal shelter. We are confident that they will work to ensure that the best possible design is put forth within our budget.”

    The open house will feature adoption specials and updates on the project. Community members also will be able to provide their input on all areas of operation, from kennels and adoptions to licensing and enforcement.

    PACC is currently caring for more than 800 dogs and cats at the shelter and housing hundreds more in foster care. As a result, adoption fees on adult animals have been waived for the rest of June.