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  • PACC offering deal to owners of found pets

    Jul 02, 2015 | Read More News
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    Pima Animal Care Center is gearing up for what are often its busiest intake days of the year, when it takes in record numbers of lost and injured pets frightened by the July 4th fireworks.

    Lucy the DogTo encourage pet owners to come and redeem their lost pets, PACC will be waiving all boarding fees from July 5 through 11 for those pet owners who agree to let the shelter spay or neuter their pets.

    “This is a progressive and life-saving strategy for a county shelter to take,” PACC’s Chief of Operations, Kristin Barney, says. “Legally, we are allowed to collect boarding fees from all pet owners whose animals end up lost at PACC. However, we feel we will better serve our county by returning these lost pets to their families – and by sending these dogs and cats back home vaccinated, altered and micro-chipped.”

    From July 5 through July 11, 2014, PACC returned 60 lost pets to their families. Eighteen of those pets (16 dogs, 2 cats) came in unaltered but left fixed, fully vaccinated and micro-chipped. Last year, a total of 268 cats and dogs came in during the four days following the holiday.

    While pet owners will not be required to pay for the cost of the spaying or neutering, they will be required to pay any applicable licensing fees and late fees associated with the annual $15 license.