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  • FREE pet vaccination and microchip clinic

    Jun 08, 2021 | Read More News
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    picture of a dog PIMA COUNTY, June 8, 2021  – Pima Animal Care Center is holding a free vaccination and microchip clinic on Saturday, June 12, 2021, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at the shelter, located at 4000 North Silverbell Road.  This is open to the public, and no appointment is needed. The clinic is planning to process 400 pets on a first come, first serve basis. 

    “We have been holding small clinics over the pandemic through an application process, but we wanted to offer up a larger scale clinic after the success of our Halloween event,’” said Monica Dangler, Interim Director of Animal Services. 

    Dogs will need to be on leashes. Cats will need to be in carriers. Pet owners will need to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth. Pet owners can park in the PACC Parking lot, but are asked to avoid the spots with cones, as those are for people surrendering strays or pets. 

    “We are seeing so many cases of parvo, distemper, and panleukopenia,” said Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, Head Veterinarian at PACC. “These are typically seen in younger pets, but right now we are also seeing these illnesses in older pets because they weren’t vaccinated. Our hope is to get a good number of pets vaccinated so that we can bring these cases down in Pima County.”

    Microchips are essential in reuniting lost pets with their owners. With a quick scan, PACC staffers can find a phone number and call the pet owner to pick up their lost pet. 

    “Summertime is the busiest time for stray pets,” Dangler said. “We are seeing 75 to 100 pets coming in every day and most are stray pets who likely have owners. An up-to-date microchip is the fastest way to get your best friend back home!”

    For some tips on how to update the chip and what you can do if your pet is lost, please check out this recent news release.

    Right now, PACC is taking in around 20 more pets than they are getting out each day, so if you want to help, you can adopt, foster, volunteer or donate 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.

    Pets four months and up have $0 adoption fees. There is a $20 licensing fee that may apply to adopted dogs. This promotion will continue through July 16. Pima Animal Care Center is open Monday to Friday, noon to 7 p.m., and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. To see a list of available pets and services, head to pima.gov/animalcare.