UPDATE: PACC resumes intake after ‘Strep zoo’ test comes back negative

Pima Animal Care Center officials also are asking people to avoid surrendering healthy pets
(Pima Animal Care Center)
Published: Apr. 25, 2022 at 3:04 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 28, 2022 at 5:53 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Pima Animal Care Center is taking in animals again after a tests for a potential disease outbreak in the shelter came back negative.

The center halted all intakes on Monday after a dog was found dead at the shelter. Veterinarians are concerned the dog may have had Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus or “strep zoo,” a highly contagious bacterial infection that can often be deadly.

However, they announced Thursday, that test came back negative and the results showed no contagious diseases.

Currently, all pets at PACC have no adoption fees, although a $20 licensing fee may apply. Fostering is also free, according to PACC, and there are plenty of medium and large dogs in need of homes.

PACC is also open to financial donations to its nonprofit partner, Friends of the Pima Animal Care Center.

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