Pima Co. Animal Care Center lowers adoption fees
Reporter: Greg Gurule
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima County Animal Care Center has reduced its adoption fee to $13 for the month of January to help find homes for its swelling pet population.
The Center receives as many as 25,000 stray, runaway or owner surrendered animals each year. Center workers and volunteers do their best to reunite those animals with owners or to rehabilitate the pets for new homes.
Money and space limit what the Center can do though, so several thousand animals are unfortunately still euthanized each year according to Kim Janes, center director.
The $13 adoption fee is a reduction from the usual $100 adoption fee for puppies and kittens and $80 for mature animals.
The fee includes spaying or neutering, a rabies vaccination, a microchip, the first set of shots and a free vet visit. People who adopt dogs will also have to pay a $15 licensing fee for their new pets.