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  • Party at PACC to celebrate community’s help

    Sep 13, 2021 | Read More News
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    picture of a dogPIMA COUNTY, Sept. 13, 2021 – Pima Animal Care Center is having a huge celebration at the shelter on Sept. 19 to close out its “Clear the Shelters” effort and thank the community for its help during the space crisis this summer. The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the shelter, located at 4000 North Silverbell Road, and will feature food trucks, giveaways, and much more! Prizes will include cat trees, kennels, toys, treats, etc.

    “We wanted to thank Pima County for their help when we put out the S.O.S. earlier this summer,” said Monica Dangler, Director of Animal Services. “Thanks to adopters and fosters, we were able to get pets out of places like the meet and greet rooms. We still have a long way to go to feel comfortable, but we think it’s important to celebrate even the small victories!”

    PACC is still dealing with an abundance of large dogs, and often begins the day with only two or three available kennels before the shelter opens the doors for the day. This increase in large dogs is caused by a combination of several reasons, including healthy strays being brought directly to the shelter when found, an increase in calls to Pet Support, dogs that prefer to be solo in the kennel, and an influx of animals that are part of Animal Protection Services’ investigations.

    The shelter is offering an adoption promotion in hopes of clearing out more space. All pets in the shelter currently have $0 adoption fees until Sept. 19, and that includes puppies and kittens. There is a $20 licensing fee per adopted dog. The $50 reserve fees will not be waived. 

    For those who cannot adopt full-time, there is also the option to foster a pet. People interested in foster can sign up here and then come to the shelter to take home a pet. Folks who want to help a pet and its family can become Safety Net Fosters.

    “What’s great about Safety Net fostering is that you can help a pet owner in crisis while they work through it,” Dangler said. “You foster their pet until they can get back on their feet and their pet goes back home to them. It’s a great way to help and we think there may be more of a need for it as this pandemic stretches toward the end of the year.”

    PACC’s official nonprofit partner, Friends of Pima Animal Care Center, will be holding a Clothing Sale at the Sept. 19 event. Clothes have been provided by Buffalo Exchange, and all clothing articles are only $1 each. Friends of PACC also offers PACC-themed clothing year-round on their Threadless store here

    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