PACC pets not forgotten on Thanksgiving

Published: Nov. 24, 2016 at 5:03 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:17 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - After canceling their annual Thanksgiving dog walking event, volunteers at Pima Animal Care Center did their part to make sure pets didn't miss out on the holiday.

The annual tradition was canceled due to recent canine-related illnesses at the shelter.

Instead, volunteers served up a tasty, Thanksgiving meal for all the dogs and cats.

The pups were treated to rice, canned pumpkin, fresh veggies, chicken and of course, turkey.

"They're all beautiful souls, they're just in a really hard place and a hard time right now and if you could make a dog feel better for 20 minutes a day and share that love, they give it right back to you," said PACC volunteer Suzanne Asbury-Oliver.

"Just like in a soup kitchen or homeless shelter, everyone deserves to have a meal with their family," said another volunteer. "And for them, this is their family."

PACC is also celebrating Black Friday.

They'll be kicking off an adoption event on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from Friday to Cyber Monday, will be waiving all adoption fees.

This includes at their main shelter, and off-site PetSmart locations.

[READ: PACC offers Black Friday, Cyber Monday adoption specials]

The only thing adopters will pay is a $17 licensing fee.

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