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Pima Animal Care Center overcrowded, new facility set to open December

Posted at 5:05 PM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 20:24:48-04

Pima Animal Care Center's new animal welfare facility is on track to be completed and open by December, according to Karen Hollish with PACC. 

"We are finally going vertical," she said. "So almost all the site work is done. That means that all the slab work and utility work is almost completed." 

 

 

Hollish said once that is completed, construction crews will add the walls and roof. 

"Phase 1 includes a medical clinic, so our doctors who have been working out of closet-sized rooms and trailers for the last few years have finally going to have a proper surgical space for the pets and it's going to include a new adoption center, a new cat adoption center and care center, isolation wards field services unit, it's going to have a lot of the life-saving stuff," she explained. 

Hollish says the center is overcrowded with nearly 500 animals at the shelter with only 10 available kennels left. 

She says as temperatures get hotter, the center received nearly 50 pets a day.

"Right now we are really really really full on larger-sized dog friends," she said. "We have hundreds of them."

PACC will be waiving all adoption fees May 5-7th for National Adoption Week at five PetSmart locations.