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  • Find a new ‘amigo’ at PACC’s Cinco de Mayo Adoption Fiesta

    May 04, 2018 | Read More News
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    adopt a dogStarting this Saturday, May 5, Pima Animal Care Center invites you to add a little spice to your life and welcome a new ‘amigo’ to your family during its Cinco De Mayo Adoption Fiesta, which features $5 adoptions on all adult dogs and cats.

    Although puppy and kitten season is in full swing at the shelter, PACC’s Cinco de Mayo Adoption Fiesta, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5–6, highlights adult pets who often get overlooked at the shelter because of their size or age. 

    “Puppies and kittens get scooped up by adopters almost instantly because they’re small and cute, but there’s great benefits that come with adopting an older pet,” said PACC Director Kristen Auerbach. “Many of them will already be housebroken, know how to walk on a leash and probably even get along with other pets, too.”

    At PACC, adopters can find adult pets as young as six months and as old as 15 years. And, coincidentally, many of them are also longtime residents of the shelter. Currently, PACC has a dog who’s lived at the shelter for over a year and several dogs and cats who’ve lived there for over six months. 

    Visit them at PACC’s shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5–6 during the Adoption Fiesta and take advantage of the $5 adoption fees. All pets will come pets spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip, and a free vet visit, too. That’s an adoption value of over $200. A separate $18 licensing fee will apply to dogs. 

    Not sure if you’re ready for a pet? Consider fostering one instead. Fostering gives potential adopters the opportunity to see what it would be like to have a pet full-time without making the full-time commitment. Foster placements can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks and, best of all, foster parents get to pick their pet. 

    “Next to adopting, fostering is the next best thing that can happen to our pets. They get to go to a home, get one-on-one attention, and feel what it’s like to be part of a family,” Auerbach said. 

    If you’re interested in adopting a new best friend or fostering one temporarily, visit PACC’s shelter or website to learn more.