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  • GreaterGood.org helping to move at-risk pets out of the shelter

    Feb 12, 2020 | Read More News
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    Picture of catPIMA COUNTY – GreaterGood.org is partnering up with Pima Animal Care Center and Friends of Pima Animal Care Center to help transport at-risk pets via plane to other shelters and rescue partners across the country. With an average daily inventory of 1,000 or more cats and dogs at the shelter and in foster care, moving pets helps create needed room for incoming dogs and cats.

    Kristen Hassen, Director of Animal Services, said this program will give PACC critically-need space during the peak intake period between April and October. “A partnership like this will be tremendously helpful for PACC during the busy spring and summer months when we struggle to house all of the pets that need us,” Hassen said. “We take in 50 or more pets per day and the numbers can be overwhelming. This will be a lifesaver.” 

    This transport will be flown by Wings of Rescue, a donation-based charity flying large scale transports of at-risk shelter pets from overcrowded shelters and disaster areas to shelters where there is empty kennel space and where no local shelter pets are displaced by the flights.  Since 2012, they have flown more than 40,000 pets have flown to safety. 

    The first flight will depart February 14 from Tucson International Airport in the morning hours with more than 50 pets on board. PACC’s hope is to eventually transport 100 to 200 pets per month. This could help the shelter save thousands of dollars for cleaning, treating, and feeding the pets. It would also help open up kennels for the 50 to 100 pets that come into PACC every day.

    People who would like to make a donation to help with transport, outreach or items needed at PACC, can make that donation through PACC’s official nonprofit partner, Friends of Pima Animal Care Center.

    The shelter is located at 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. Anyone interested in adopted can stop by or take a look at PACC’s website. The adoption price covers a microchip, spay or neuter surgery, and up-to-date vaccinations. There is a $20 licensing fee per dog.