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  • PACC has successful Black Fur-Day adoption weekend

    Nov 29, 2017 | Read More News
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    Thanks to the community’s support, Pima Animal Care Center had a successful Black Fur-Day adoption weekend, sending 247 pets home with new families. During the four-day special, from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, PACC Black Fur-Dayplaced about 149 dogs and puppies and 98 cats and kittens with adopters and foster-to-adopt homes.

    A bulk of these pets found homes on Nov. 24 during PACC’s Black Fur-Day adoption parties held at PACC’s shelter, Central Pet in Amado, and the Petco stores at River and Craycroft, and Wetmore and First Avenue. Altogether, these locations adopted out 76 pets. The remaining adoptions and foster placements happened through Cyber Monday at PACC’s shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road. 

    “We are incredibly grateful for the community who helped us by adopting, fostering and spreading the word about our Black Fur-Day events,” said PACC Director Kristen Auerbach. “Without you and the generous funding we received from the Petco Foundation, none of this would have been possible.”

    The Petco Foundation awarded PACC a $15,000 grant to host its Black Fur-Day adoption parties. In addition, Petco gave each adopter goodies for their new pet, including leashes, toys, and pet food. 

    While many pets went to loving new homes over the weekend, PACC continues to have an ongoing need for adoptions. As of Tuesday morning, PACC had 429 pets at its shelter.  

    “As the holidays approach, we are hoping to find every pet a loving family. We need the community’s help to get cats and dogs out of the shelter and into adoptive and foster homes,” Auerbach said. 

    PACC plans to begin transitioning to the new facility mid-December and would like to find new homes for many of its pets before then. So, if you’re considering a new addition to the family, now’s the time. Look for adoptable pets at PACC’s shelter or three offsite adoption locations. There’s also foster opportunities for those who are not ready for a full-time commitment. Learn more at pima.gov/animalcare