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  • Fiesta con los perros y gatos

    May 11, 2021 | Read More News
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    PIMA COUNTY – Pima Animal Care Center is holding a drive-in adoption event at the shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, May 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the overflow parking lot, next to the shelter.  Staffers will give attendees glow sticks to wave and “bid” for the auction-style adoptions. 

There is limited parking, so “Fiesta con los perros y los gatos” is limited to the first 50 people who sign up here. Families can bring their own pups for potential meet and greets with the dogs they are considering adopting, but they must stay on leash and in the car until the introductions happen. 

    kittyPIMA COUNTY – Pima Animal Care Center is holding a drive-in adoption event at the shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, May 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the overflow parking lot, next to the shelter.  Staffers will give attendees glow sticks to wave and “bid” for the auction-style adoptions.

    There is limited parking, so “Fiesta con los perros y los gatos” is limited to the first 50 people who sign up here. Families can bring their own pups for potential meet and greets with the dogs they are considering adopting, but they must stay on leash and in the car until the introductions happen. 

    “It has been so long since we’ve had any sort of fun event like this at the shelter,” said Monica Dangler, Interim Director of Animal Services. “We are trying to be creative and keep everyone safe at the same time.”

    After the shelter closes for the night, the event kicks off with a showing of the Pixar short film “Kitbull” to get people in the adopting spirit. After the short, there will be clips of staffers showing off adoptable pets at the shelter. People can show their interest by holding up their glow sticks. Staffers will then go to the cars to help them meet the pet at the shelter next door.

    “It’s going to operate much like an auction, where the hand we see first will get the first chance at meeting the pet,” Dangler said.

    Friends of Pima Animal Care Center will be selling snacks and drinks for humans -- much like a regular movie theater experience -- while Central Pet will be selling snacks for pets.

    PACC is offering waived adoption and reclaim fees for adult animals for the month of May. This promotion will not include kittens or puppies. They will still be $50 each. There is also a $20 licensing fee per adopted dog that cannot be waived. All pets are up to date on vaccinations and will be spayed or neutered before being adopted.