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  • PACC celebrates National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day with free adoptions

    Apr 28, 2016 | Read More News
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    National Adopt a Shelter Pet DayWhat better way to celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on April 30 than by actually going out and adopting a shelter pet? Pima Animal Care Center will offer free pet adoptions all weekend long, April 29 to May 1 on all pets over six months at its shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road and its four offsite PetSmart adoption centers

    As PACC enters its most challenging time of the year – puppy and kitten season – it needs the community’s help to encourage shelter adoptions. Currently, PACC’s shelter has close to 500 pets waiting for homes, not including those pets in foster homes or at offsite adoption locations.

    “We have many deserving pets waiting for their forever homes,” said Justin Gallick, PACC’s director of community engagement.

    The all-inclusive “Adopt a Shelter Pet Day” special applies to all PACC pets over six months old and includes the pet’s spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip, and a free vet visit. A standard $16 licensing fee will apply to all adult dogs. 

    As the community’s only animal shelter that never turns away a pet in need, Pima Animal Care Center welcomes thousands of pets each year who need medical care and a new loving home. In 2015, PACC cared for 18,597 pets and for the first time ever, reached a historic save rate over 90 percent. 

    “Thanks to the community’s tremendous support, we have come a long way,” Gallick said. “Just five years ago, our save rate was only about 40 percent.”

    See the list of adoptable pets on PACC’s website.

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