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  • PACC Celebrating the New Year with sale

    Dec 26, 2019 | Read More News
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    Picture of dog2020 is almost here and those New Year’s Resolutions are around the corner. Pima Animal Care Center has the workout partner everyone is looking for, and to help folks find the right partner, PACC is holding a sale. All pets four months and up will be $19 to adopt on New Year’s Eve. Then, on New Year’s Day, pets four months and up will be $0 to adopt. There is an additional $20 licensing fee for dogs. 

    The hours of operation for New Year’s Eve will be noon to 4 p.m. and then noon to 5 p.m. for New Year’s Day. There will be giveaways happening throughout the day on New Year’s Day.

    Kristen Hassen, Director of Animal Services said there are many health benefits that come with adopting a pet.

    “Pets get you moving,” Hassen said. “You can take them on nice long walks and they are always ready to get up and go. Plus, they give us unwavering companionship.”

    Walking a pet can help people get their suggested daily levels of exercise. According to the CDC, regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels. Pets can help with depression and loneliness as well. 

    “Adopting a pet isn’t a cure for an illness, but pets can help you stay active,” Hassen said. “You can adopt slow walkers or fast runners, depending on your preference.”
    For those who aren’t ready to adopt full time but would like a partner to run, hike, or play catch with a pet, they can borrow dogs in the “Day Trips” program. People can walk into the shelter, look through the binder of dogs available and then take one home.

    There’s also the option to foster a pet. To get started, potential fosters can email PACC.foster@pima.gov or just walk into the shelter during regular business hours. There are 517 pets in need of a foster home or permanent home at the shelter, along with 650 pets in foster care that are looking for forever homes.

    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 the shelter, located at 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. PACC’s normal business hours are Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends.