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  • PACC offering discounts & free microchips leading up to the New Year

    Dec 12, 2018 | Read More News
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    Picture of dogPima Animal Care Center has teamed up with No Kill Pima County to offer a microchip clinic for the last week of December. By offering this free service, PACC officials hope to reunite more pet owners with their lost pets following the New Year’s holiday.

    Celebrations involving fireworks can often scare pets into running away. On average, PACC takes in an average of 470 pets the week following New Year’s Eve. In these cases, microchipped pets stand a better chance of being reunited with their owner.

    To take advantage of this free service, visit Pima Animal Care Center, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, on the following dates:
    • Wed. Dec. 26, noon to 3 p.m. 
    • Thurs. Dec. 27, noon to 3 p.m.
    • Fri., Dec. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Sat., Dec. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Sun., Dec. 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Mon., Dec. 31, noon to 3 p.m. 
    All microchip clinics will take place in PACC’s Community Room. 

    In addition to getting pets microchipped, PACC recommends pet owners get a collar with a license and a tag with updated contact information on their pets. The license, tag, and microchip are the best way to make sure people are reunited with their pets if they run away.

    PACC is running a couple of special adoption promotions for the holidays. For the 12 days leading up to Dec. 25, all pets four months and up are $12 to adopt. From Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, PACC will have a “Name Your Own Fee” promotion for pets four months and up.

    The shelter will also have special hours for the holidays. PACC is open noon to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. On New Year’s Day, PACC will be open at noon and will close at 5:00 p.m. The staff will be offering adoptions only that day.

    All pets adopted from PACC will come spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and a free vet visit. A separate $19 licensing fee will apply to dogs. 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.