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  • PACC 'Tent Sale' offers $10 pet adoptions starting Aug. 19

    Aug 18, 2016 | Read More News
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    Adopt from PACCPima Animal Care Center will hold a Tent Sale starting Aug. 19 through Sept. 11 offering reduced $10 adoption fees for all pets – including puppies and kittens – at its shelter and four participating PetSmart stores

    PACC officials launched this sale to incentivize the community to adopt from its critically overcrowded shelter, which currently has over 400 dogs and 275 cats. 

    “We are so full that we have adoptable dogs in the tent because there is no room for them on our main shelter floor,” said Justin Gallick, PACC’s director for community engagement. 

    As history will show, PACC has always faced its highest number of admission during the spring and summer months due to the surrender of unwanted puppy and kitten litters. This year, however, that number has not tapered off and PACC continues to take in more pets than it can hold. 

    While PACC staff have made room for the overflow at the onsite tent, they would like to bring as many of these dogs back inside, particularly during through the end of this monsoon season.

    “Housing dogs in the tent can become challenging this time of year – particularly with the heat and the storm noise,” Gallick said. “Increasing adoptions is the only way we can make more room inside our shelter.”

    During the Tent Sale, the reduced $10 adoption fee will apply to all pets, except those in PACC’s Long Timers Club and Silver Whiskers Club. Members of either club have their adoption fee waived year-round. Staff will honor the reduced adoption fee at PACC's shelter and PetSmart stores during regular business hours throughout the duration of the sale. All adopted pets will come spayed or neutered, with up-to-date vaccinations, micro-chipped, and with a free vet visit, too. An additional $17 licensing fee will also apply to all adult dogs. 

    Adopt today and help PACC clear the tent. Can’t adopt? Visit PACC’s website and see what else you can do to help PACC’s shelter pets.  

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