Pima Animal Care Center offering free adoptions to ease overcrowding

Published: Oct. 19, 2016 at 7:48 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 20, 2016 at 11:12 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Beginning Friday, Oct. 21, the Pima Animal Care Center will waive the adoption fee on all dogs and cats over six months in an effort to help reduce the number of animals in the shelter, which as of Monday, Oct. 17 numbered 738 animals.

The standard $17 licensing fee will still apply for all dogs over three months of age. And all puppies and kittens will still have a $50 adoption fee.

"We desperately need the community's help to increase pet adoptions, especially now that we've entered the construction phase of our new facility and have significantly less space than before," said Justin Gallick, PACC's director of community engagement, in a recent release.

This special adoption event will continue through the weekend at not only the main campus (4000 North Silverbell Road), but also the five off-site adoption centers at PetSmarts located around Tucson:

  • PetSmart Oracle & Wetmore
  • PetSmart El Con Mall
  • PetSmart Grant & Swan
  • PetSmart Irvington & I-19
  • PetSmart River & Orange Grove

To date PACC has taken in some 1,276 pets - 921 dogs and 355 cats. PACC officials said 55 more pets that are now big enough to be adopted, will return from their foster homes this month.

Check out the pets available for adoption click here: dogs, cats.

Those who can't adopt and want to help PACC can do so by volunteering, fostering, or donating. To learn more, visit PACC's website.

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