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  • Play with PACC at The Loop Completion Celebration

    Mar 13, 2018 | Read More News
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    On Saturday, March 17, Pima Animal Care Center invites the community to The Loop Completion Celebration at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road, for an array of pet-related activities including adoptions, a free microchipping clinic, an exotic animal display, and a St. Patrick’s Day-themed pet costume contest.

    pets in costumeThis event celebrates Pima County’s completion of The Loop, a 131-mile multi-use trail that spans the metropolitan area, enabling cyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians to navigate on paved, vehicle-free pathways. 

    From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., community members can visit with PACC’s adoptable furry pets and see some not-so-furry exotic animals on display, too. There will also be a rock-painting activity for kids. When finished, the kids’ art will be placed along the unpaved portions of The Loop’s pathway.  

    At the start of the event, the shelter will offer free microchipping to the first 100 pets. No reservations required. Pets will be microchipped on a first-come, first-served basis. Pet owners should bring their dogs on a leash and cats in a crate. 

    To add to the festivities, PACC will host a St. Patrick’s Day-themed pet costume contest onsite. Pet owners who would like to showcase their pets should plan to arrive by 11 a.m. Justice Ray Carroll, justice of the peace for Green Valley, and his rescued PACC pet, Simon, will judge the contest at approximately 11:30 a.m. and announce the winners by noon. Prizes include four pet-themed gift baskets. 

    Lastly, PACC will offer pet adoptions onsite.

    “We’re excited to participate in this event and celebrate The Loop, which is such an incredible amenity for pets and people,” PACC Director Kristen Auerbach said.