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  • PACC takes in 15 dogs after owner evicted

    Nov 21, 2018 | Read More News
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    Picture of dogOn Tuesday, Nov. 20, Pima Animal Care Center took in more than a dozen dogs surrendered by their owner, who was recently evicted from her home. The shelter is already caring for more than 600 animals and needs community members to adopt or foster the incoming dogs.

    As Pima County’s only open-admission shelter, PACC never turns away a pet in need and has a constant influx of stray and unwanted pets coming through its doors. To manage these numbers, shelter officials try to connect pet owners with the resources they need to keep their pets. However, in cases like these, it’s sometimes not possible.

    The owner successfully placed some of her pets with family and friends. PACC needs help with the remaining 15, which include some puppies. All appear to be some sort of shepherd mix. Some were emaciated, and all were dehydrated and anemic. PACC’s veterinarians say the dogs ate very well overnight. Once they put on some weight, they can be spayed and neutered and put up for adoption.
    People who would like to help these pets or PACC’s other homeless dogs and cats can do so by adopting pets or by fostering. For fostering information, individuals should email PACC.foster@pima.gov.

    All pets adopted from PACC will come spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and a free vet visit. A $19 licensing fee will apply to dogs. PACC is closed on Thanksgiving but is open noon to 5 p.m. on Friday for a “Black Fur Day” event. All pets four months and older with black fur, which includes many of the dogs from this case, will be free. The prices for other pets have been reduced by 50 percent.

    People who are interested in adopting a pet can look for them online or visit them in person at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. PACC’s normal business hours are Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends.