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  • Care to cuddle with kittens? PACC needs fosters

    Jun 06, 2019 | Read More News
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    kittens with momKitten season is in full swing and Pima Animal Care Center needs some help. In 2018, PACC took in over 2,000 bottle babies and orphaned kittens and puppies. It looks like 2019 might be the same. The shelter has seen 986 kittens since the start of the new year.

    PACC is looking for committed fosters who can take some litters home. Orientation dates have been set from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at PACC, 4000 N. Silverbell Road:
    • June 16
    • June 30
    • July 14
    • July 28
    • Aug. 11
    Anyone can attend these orientations, which are not required but are recommended. Fosters who choose to attend will get a more in-depth lesson on how to care for neonatal kittens and puppies. A brief one-on-one lesson can be provided to anyone who would like to become a foster but cannot attend the orientations. Those interested in fostering can sign up online or visit the shelter in person. 

    The length of time folks are needed to foster depends on the kitten. Those taking kittens who are only days old might need to foster for seven to eight weeks. Kittens who are already eating soft food would only need to be fostered for about three to four weeks.

    The shelter provides necessary supplies for the care of foster pets, but for any extra items people don’t have to go far. The store located in the lobby of the shelter has everything they need. Half of the proceeds go right back to Friends of PACC, the shelter’s official nonprofit partner. Donations to Friends of PACC also purchase critical supplies for orphaned kittens and puppies like bottles, syringes, and formula.

    PACC is located at 4000 N. Silverbell Road, open Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.  All pets adopted will come spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and a free vet visit. A $19 licensing fee will apply to dogs.