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  • PACC takes in 2 dozen cats from RV

    Jul 28, 2020 | Read More News
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    cats in kennelPIMA COUNTY –Pima Animal Care Center has taken in around 30 cats and kittens from an RV near South Nogales Highway and East Pima Road. All of them appear to have upper respiratory issues, and there was one dead kitten in a crate. All of the cats, except for two, appear lethargic.

    “We are going to be working to save these cats’ lives over the next couple of days,” said Kristen Hassen, the Director of Animal Services. “They are in serious condition and they’re heading straight into our emergency medical clinic for treatment.” 

    PACC received multiple reports about the RV from concerned citizens. The conditions inside were poor with feces all over the floor and a strong smell of urine. Animal Protection Officers reported that there was also trash piled up around the RV, with some open trash bags on the ground. The temperature inside was 101 degrees.

    “We want people to know that we are here to help and that it doesn’t have to get this bad,” Hassen said. “If you or someone you know needs help, please give us a call at 724-7222.”

    These pets will not immediately be available to foster or adopt because they are still being evaluated. However, currently there are 225 pets in the shelter that do need homes, along with 575 more in foster care that also need forever homes. Potential adopters can look through the lists at pima.gov/adopt, fill out the adoption survey, and pick out an appointment time. If there aren’t any appointment times showing, that simply means the appointments for the next two weeks are full. People can refresh to see when slots open up.

    The shelter is currently taking in around 25-45 stray pets every day during this pandemic. People must have an appointment to visit the shelter, unless it is an emergency. For emergency situations, please call 724-5900 and press 4. To keep up with the ever-changing situation, bookmark the PACC website at pima.gov/animalcare and follow the PACC social media accounts.

    For anyone who cannot foster or adopt, they can make a financial donation to Friends of Pima Animal Care Center. Friends of PACC is the official nonprofit partner to Pima Animal Care Center, and relies on grants and individual donations to support the life-saving work of the shelter. People can make their donations at friendsofpacc.org