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  • PACC has 52 formerly hoarded cats ready for adoption or foster

    Aug 03, 2017 | Read More News
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    hoarded kittyAfter two weeks of providing medical care, Pima Animal Care Center’s medical team has released 52 cats and kittens rescued from a hoarding house on July 19 for adoption, foster or rescue. 

    The cats now join the list of over 740 homeless pets at PACC awaiting new homes. To help these homeless pets find loving new homes and also make critically needed kennel space at the shelter, PACC is holding a Name-Your-Own-Adoption-Fee special through Aug. 6. 

    The now-adoptable cats and kittens were among the 60 cats PACC’s Field Services team began rescuing on July 19. The team recovered the pets from a home, where they were living amongst feet-high piles of garbage, bugs, and waste. The cats required intensive medical care, as they arrived emaciated, anemic and suffering from severe upper respiratory infections. One has been adopted, seven are still on a legal hold, but the remaining 52 are ready for adoption, foster, or rescue.

    PACC Director Kristen Auerbach encourages the community to come out and adopt one of the formerly hoarded cats, whose kennels are marked with special pink signs. Community members not ready to adopt can choose to foster those cats who still need time to recover from their illnesses. 

    “These cats need lifesavers now,” Auerbach said. “Unlike many cats from hoarding situations, these kitties seek affection and attention from people. Not only that, but they’re beautiful cats and will make wonderful pets.” 

    Those who can’t adopt or foster can still help by making a tax-deductible donation to PACC’s Medical Fund, which helps provide lifesaving care to pets like these cats. Funds will help underwrite the cost of much-needed dental work, to treat ear and respiratory infections, and to provide surgeries, including eye surgery, tumor removals, and sterilizations.

    “This is one of the most critical times of the year, as we are completely full and relying on our adopters and rescue partners to step up and save lives,” Auerbach said. 

    PACC’s shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd., is open for adoptions from noon to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Additionally, PACC cats are available at five PetSmart Adoption Centers

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