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  • 6 local shelters and rescues hosting countywide adoption event

    Jul 05, 2021 | Read More News
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    dog in bedPima Animal Care Center is teaming up with local shelters and rescues to hold a County-wide adoption event July 10-11. Each shelter will host activities at their respective sites all weekend that will feature giveaways, food, music and more. 

    “We are so excited to be a part of this event,” said Monica Dangler, Director of Animal Services at Pima Animal Care Center. “All of our organizations are dealing with extremely high intake right now, so we all decided that an adoption event like this could help all of us get some pets out in order to make room for those incoming cases.”

    Among the groups participating: 

    People can stop by any of the locations to participate.

    Steve Farley, CEO of The Humane Society of Southern Arizona, shares, “This is a great opportunity to find a forever friend wherever you live in Pima County. No matter which shelter or rescue you choose to visit, there are some amazing homeless pets waiting to fall in love with you and your family right now. HSSA will be with you for the life of your pet with supplies, training, and affordable veterinary care. We are looking forward to making a whole lot of people and pets happy during this event, but you don’t have to wait – adopt today!”

    HSSAZ will offer $50 adoptions for adult mixed-breed dogs and cats.

     The Animal League of Green Valley is also excited to participate.

    “Our vision is A Home for Every Pet. We hope everyone will help to make that dream happen,” said Kim Eisele, President of The Animal League of Green Valley. 

    Thousands of pets will be up for adoption. The adoption prices and hours will vary at each location. To see a list of all that information, please head to the Facebook event page here. The goal is to find homes for 400 pets over the weekend. 

    At PACC, all pets 4 months and up will have $0 adoption fees. A $20 licensing fee may apply to adopted dogs. Kittens and puppies will be $50 each. PACC will also have several food trucks: Gourmet HotDogs, OK Cookie Corral, Wrapido Food Truck, and Fiesta Filipina Mobile Food Truck. There will also be a wheel to spin for various pet supplies.

    Summertime is the busiest time of the year for shelters and rescues across southern Arizona. There are a number of reasons for this. Pets are breeding more during the warmer months. More pets tend to escape while their families are on summer vacation. Plus, some locations, like PACC, are managing cases involving overwhelmed caregivers and hoarders. At PACC alone, there have been 15 cases where more than 400 pets have been taken to the shelter since Jan. 1. 

    “We hope to see high adoption numbers at every location!” Dangler said.

    For people who want to help but cannot adopt or foster pets, they can make donations to the participating locations via their websites or in person. Financial donations always go further, but area shelters and rescues could also use pet food, toys, treats, blankets, towels, and other pet care items.