PACC offering discount adoption fees to ease overcrowding at extra housing facility

TUCSON, Ariz. - Pima Animal Care Center is asking community members for help adopting and fostering dogs housed in its circus-style tent, which is completely full with two dogs in each kennel. 

On Sunday people can name their own adoption fee on dogs living its tent to help with overcrowding and make room for new dogs. Dogs will come spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and with a vet visit voucher. An additional $18 dog license fee will apply to adult dogs.

“We’re in desperate need of adopters and foster caregivers to help us clear kennels,” said PACC Director Kristen Auerbach. “In less than a month we’ll enter our busiest time of year, where we can take in as many as 1,500 pets a month, and need the community’s support to help us clear the tent to make room for incoming pets.” 

The tent provides additional housing for PACC dogs, but it's in its last ten weeks of operation. 

Community members who do not want to adopt but want to help PACC's overcrowding situation can foster a dog instead. This is a temporary commitment to give pets a break from the shelter. 

Community members interested in adopting or fostering a PACC dog can visit the shelter tent at 4000 N. Silverbell Road between noon and 7 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Those who would like to foster can get a jump start on the application process online at pima.gov/foster. For other ways to help PACC, visit pima.gov/animalcare.

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