TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Warm temperatures doesn’t just mean more time outside, it also signals kitten season is here in southern Arizona and Pima Animal Care Center is gearing up for an increase in little cute fluffballs.
PACC is in need of fosters who can take a litter home. Those interested in fostering, orientations have been set up from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at PACC at 4000 North Silverbell Road, on the following dates:
- April 28
- May 5
- May 12
- May 19
- May 26
- June 2
- June 16
- June 30
- July 14
- July 28
- August 11
Anyone can attend these orientations and while they are not required to foster, they are recommended. Potential fosters who choose to attend will get a more in-depth lesson on how to care for neonatal kittens and puppies. A brief one-on-one lesson can be provided to anyone who would like to become a foster but cannot attend the orientations. People can sign up by clicking here. Those interested in fostering can sign up online or visit the shelter in person.
PACC provides necessary supplies for the care of foster pets, but for any extra items people don’t have to go far. The store located in the lobby of the shelter has everything they need. Half of the proceeds go right back to Friends of PACC, the shelter’s official nonprofit partner. Donations to Friends of PACC also purchase critical supplies for orphaned kittens and puppies like bottles, syringes, and formula.
In 2018, PACC took in over 2,000 bottle babies and orphaned kittens and puppies, so far it looks like 2019 might be the same - with 338 kittens brought in since the start of the New Year.
PACC is located at 4000 N. Silverbell Road, open Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. All pets adopted will come spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and a free vet visit. A $19 licensing fee will apply to dogs.