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  • PACC holds "Construction Sale" Adoption Promotion

    Jul 27, 2017 | Read More News
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    PACC Construction SaleWhile construction of Pima Animal Care Center’s new campus is moving at a quick pace, the current 60-year-old facility is at capacity and in need of rapid community support. To encourage adopters, PACC has begun a “Name Your Own Adoption Fee” Construction Sale through Sunday, Aug. 6. 

    As of Aug. 3, PACC staff and volunteers were caring for nearly 740 pets, many of whom have special medical needs or are shy and scared in the shelter setting. In addition to the usual space crunch associated with the busy summer season, PACC has received several large groups of cats recently, including a hoarding case last week involving 61 cats.

    “We’re in a critical situation and need the community to adopt, foster and volunteer,” said Kristen Auerbach, PACC director. “This is a call to action for our rescue partners and adopter community. Help is needed now to save all of our pets.” 

    PACC’s capacity crisis comes as its new state-of-the-art facility reaches major construction milestones. Auerbach said they have reached the construction midpoint for the project’s Phase 1, which is set to open in late December. Phase 1 will include a new adoption center, veterinary clinic, admissions area, and other critical spaces. Already, the County has completed its foundations and concrete slabs, and has nearly completed the exterior walls. Interior construction and steel framing are also well underway.

    PACC will honor the adoption special at its shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd., and five offsite PetSmart locations. All adopted PACC pets come spayed or neutered and vaccinated and receive a microchip and a voucher for a free vet visit, too. A standard $18 license fee applies to adult dogs. See PACC pet’s here

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