TUCSON, Ariz. - The Pima Animal Care Center says they're having a surge in the number of injured dogs coming into their facility.
PACC officials said they typically see this surge during the months of December and January, although they're not quite sure of the reason.
"We tend to see a lot of animals hit by cars, it could be people are visiting, strangers are in the home, pets are getting out, people who don't know the pets behavior so they're opening doors they're not suppose to. So, there's a different number of reasons that could be adding to that cause," said Nikki Reck, the communications coordinator for PACC.
As of Thursday morning, there were a total of eight dogs in the intensive care unit at PACC. A various amount of others were on the adoption floor in different stages of recovery, according to PACC.
One dog in particular was recovering from an amputation.
Reck said now they are working on making sure the injured dogs recover. The next step will be finding them homes where they can relax and finish the recovery process.