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  • Black “Fur Day” deals happening at PACC

    Nov 12, 2019 | Read More News
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    photo of black catsShoppers looking for a good deal this Black Friday can head toPima Animal Care Center. For Black “Fur Day,” the shelter is waiving adoption fees for any pet with black fur, ages four months and up. The deal is good for any pet with black fur, even just a black spot. Customers might also notice new black spots showing up on pets that previously didn’t have them.

    The prices for other pets have been reduced by 50%.  A $20 licensing fee will apply to dogs. PACC is closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28.  The shelters hours for Black Fur Day, Friday, Nov. 29, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    “Pets with black fur can sometimes get overlooked and blend into the background of the hundreds of pets we have available to adopt,” said Kristen Hassen, Director of Animal Services. “We’re hoping to get these pets noticed and help them find the perfect home so that they don’t have to spend the holidays in a kennel.”

    PACC plans to have a DJ, a food truck, and a bunch of giveaways throughout the day. Adopters can spin a wheel to win items like leashes, food, treats, calendars, and toys. The store in the lobby will also be handing out free pet tags for all adopted pets. 

    There are 649 of pets looking for a home for the holidays at the shelter, with another 893 in foster care. PACC is hoping to clear the shelter by Dec. 24 through adoption and fostering. Families looking to do a little bonding together can take a dog out for the day through our daytrips program, where they can take a pup out for a few hours or a few days. People interested in fostering can show up any time the shelter is open or send an email to PACC.foster@pima.gov. 

    “Fostering is a great way to help if you can’t commit full-time to a pet,” Hassen Said. “Any time of the stressful shelter environment is good for their mental well-being. It’s a great way to bond as a family, too! Take the dog to get a puppucino, a puppy patty, and play fetch in your back yard. It’s a great way to help shelter pets unwind.”

    Shoppers can also buy gifts at the “Central Pet: Adopt. Shop. Give.” pet supply store. It’s on the right side of adoptions lobby. The store has leashes, collars, bed, treats, toys and everything a first time pet owner or foster needs for their dog or cat. The store is open whenever PACC is open. Half of the proceeds go to Friends of Pima Animal Care Center, the official nonprofit partner to PACC. 

    Giving Tuesday is around the corner. On Dec. 3, the shelter is hoping people will consider giving to Friends of PACC. Every dollar goes towards lifesaving surgeries, medical treatments, supplies and more. Anyone interested in donating can visit the Friends of PACC website: www.friendsofpacc.org.

    All pets adopted from PACC come spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip, and a free vet visit. 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.