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  • Shelter helping veterans’ pups for Veterans Day

    Nov 01, 2019 | Read More News
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    Photo of microchipsAlthough Pima Animal Care Center will be closed to the public on Veterans Day, the shelter will instead host a drive-thru microchip clinic for the pets of veterans. This begins at 8: 00 a.m. and wraps up at noon on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

    This will be held in the overflow parking lot next to the shelter. It will operate much like the clinic from the week of July 4.

    “This is just a tiny way for us to say thank you to Veterans for their service,” said Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, Director of Animal Services. “We are excited to be able to offer free microchips which will help ensure if pets are ever lost, we can get them back to their owner.” 

    In addition to getting microchips, veterans will also be able to pick up some supplies for their pets like leashes, water bowls, and food. There will also be donuts for the pet owners.

    The shelter is also offering up free adoptions for veterans and their families leading up to the event, Nov. 8-10. During the same timeframe, non-military adopters can bring in an item from our wish list/purchase an item from our lobby store for the Veterans Day clinic in order to get an $11 adoption. The list will be posted near the register.

    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 $20 licensing fee will apply to dogs.