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  • Pima Animal Care Center offers tips for prepare for Fourth of July

    Jun 23, 2022 | Read More News
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    Person sitting on sidewalk with dogPIMA COUNTY, June 23, 2022 – July 4 falls on a Monday this year, likely meaning three or even four nights of loud, celebratory fireworks. Pima Animal Care Center wants to share a few tips on how pet owners can make sure their pet stays safe but remains easily identifiable if they do happen to get out.
    1. Register pets using Petco Love Lost. Petco Love Lost is a searchable, national database that uses patented facial recognition technology to make finding lost pets quicker and easier. Uploaded photos of a missing dog or cat are immediately scanned to determine whether the lost pet is at a participating shelter or with a neighbor in the community.
    2. Update the pet’s microchip information to ensure it matches current contact information. If your pet does not have a microchip, you can try to get them one before the holiday weekend and register it here. Find low-cost microchip services at nokillpimacounty.org.
    3. Make sure pets are wearing a properly fitted collar with current contact information on the collar or an attached tag. Many local and online retailers offer affordable collars.
    4. Inspect the windows and doors in your home, as well as all fences and gates in your yard. The easiest way to keep your pet safe during the holiday weekend is to make sure they don’t have an easy escape route. Making sure all windows and doors close securely and cannot be pushed open will keep your pet inside. If your pet has access to a yard, make sure all fences and gates are secure and remove any items that your pet may use to climb over the fence.
    Remember, enacting all – or even one – of these measures will help keep pets safe and prevent the heartbreaking process of losing a beloved member of the family. If your pet does go missing, or you find a pet that is lost, you can file reports for lost and found pets at www.pima.gov/PACClostandfound.

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    Pima Animal Care Center: Is Southern Arizona’s largest animal services agency, taking in 19,000 pets annually and serving approximately 35,000 cats, dogs and other animals in the community. PACC has hundreds of pets available for adoption and foster, including puppies, kittens, dogs, cats and small animals. Follow PACC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Friends of PACC is the official nonprofit, philanthropic partner of Pima Animal Care Center. Its mission is to support Pima Animal Care Center and enhance its efforts to save the lives of pets in need. Its vision is that every pet that comes to Pima Animal Care Center is supported with the resources needed to find a loving home. Follow Friends of PACC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.