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    Oct 16, 2019 | Read More News
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    chickensOn Tuesday night, Pima Animal Care Center started a managed intake of dozens of chickens from a Pima County home. The owner is surrendering them to the shelter. A total of around 60 hens and roosters will need homes. The shelter will be offering a $5 adoption fee per fowl. 

    “It’s not often where we have so many chickens available to adopt,” said Director of Animal Services, Kristen Hassen-Auerbach. “We get some in from time to time, but not this many at once. Our shelter is already stretched pretty thin taking care of the hundreds of pets that have come in over the last couple weeks. If people truly want to help the shelter adopt a chicken, dog or cat.”

    Around 10 of the 60 chickens are immediately available, but people interested in adopting one of the chickens as a pet can send an email to Michele.Figueroa@pima.gov. This will be a first come, first serve situation. People can adopt up to five of the chickens. Adopters should bring their own carriers.

    PACC took in a total of 118 pets yesterday. Currently there are 774 pets available to adopt in the shelter, with another 890 in foster care also looking for homes. For anyone looking to adopt a dog or cat, PACC is participating in Tucson Shelters United, a mega adoption happening at PACC, the Humane Society, and the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary Oct. 18-20. All three shelters will be offering half off adoptions for the entire weekend. PACC’s special will apply to pets four months and up.

    People can also help by signing up to become a foster.Those who are interested can email PACC.foster@pima.gov or stop by the shelter any time it is open. Another way people can help is to make a donation to the shelter’s official nonprofit partner, Friends of Pima Animal Care Center

    PACC is open Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends. All pets adopted from PACC will come spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and a free vet visit. There is a $20 licensing fee per dog.