Pets and Beasts

Thursday, April 18, 2019

So Many Kittens! PACC Needs Foster Families

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 1:38 PM

Spring time brings bunnies and ducklings and, you guessed it, kittens! Kitten season is here at Pima Animal Care Center and they need foster families.

The shelter has taken in 338 kittens since the New Year, and springtime means more are on their way. PACC is looking for foster families to take individual kittens or litters home.

Foster orientations (recommended but not required) are from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Room at PACC, 4000 N. 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

The shelter provides supplies for caring for foster pets. Puppies are also available and in need of foster families. 

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Adoptable Pet: Trixie Needs A Home

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 4:10 PM

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"Could you love an old girl like me? I am a 10-year-old senior dog looking for a forever home. It's harder for old dogs like me to thrive in the shelter setting. I hope I get to move into my new home soon! I would love to meet any dogs that currently live with you!"

-Trixie

Meet Trixie at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. or call 520-327-6088, ext. 173 to learn more about her.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Temple of Tiny Monkeys to Open Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM

COURTESY REID PARK ZOO
  • Courtesy Reid Park Zoo

Dasher and Dancer and Donner and Blitzen... wait, wait, no. Glitter, Sparkles, Dazzle and Parker are now at the Reid Park Zoo!

The brand new Temple of Tiny Monkeys will be open for the first time on Saturday, April 13.

"For such tiny animals, they have huge personalities," Animal Care Supervisor Alex Zelazo-Kessler said in a release. "They're super active and it is fun to watch their antics and how they interact with each other, as well as their environment and their enrichment."

The tiny monkeys are all squirrel monkeys, with Parker being the only boy. He is also the youngest of the troop, having recently turned two years old.

Squirrel monkeys are some of the tiniest primates, measuring in at about a foot long with another 16 inches of tail. Their long tail is perfect for helping them balance as they use their hands to swing through trees.

"It's really great to bring a treetop level animal into the South America loop at the Zoo," Zelazo-Kessler said. "We have Andean bears, jaguars, capybaras, and South American birds, but we haven't had a canopy-dwelling species from the area in some time. They bring a different aspect of South America to the Zoo."

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Pima Animal Care Center in Need of Pet Foster Parents

Posted By on Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 3:01 PM

COURTESY OF PACC
  • Courtesy of PACC
The Pima Animal Care Center is in need of fosters to help care for an increasing number of animals living in the shelter. Currently, there are about 400 dogs and 100 cats at PACC, and the organization said that number is expected to grow in the coming months.

The clinic has treated 35 pets who have been hit by cars, 223 pets with some type of wound, 68 pets with broken bones, 36 cases of Parvo and 65 cases of Valley Fever so far this year, and needs to make room to prepare for incoming medical cases.

Animals on the mend are in need of a quiet place to recover before they can be adopted, and PACC is looking for people interested in joining the foster program.

PACC is located at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. More information about the program can be found at the shelter, or online here.

The shelter is hosting an adoption fair Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Hall of the Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road. Admission and parking are free.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Adoptable Pet: Arnold Needs A Home

Posted By on Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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“Hi I’m Arnold! I am a 5 year old boy who came to HSSA as a stray. I was living with other feral cats in my old neighborhood before coming to the shelter. I am looking forward to an indoor life with my new, forever family! I would do best in a home without other cats but I’d love to meet the kids in your home!"

- Arnold

Visit Arnold at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. or call 520-327-6088, ext. 173.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Adoptable Pet: Vincent Needs A Home

Posted By on Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 3:22 PM

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“Hi friends! My name is Vincent and I am a 5 year old boy with a lot of love to give my new family. I came to HSSA as a stray so they don’t know much about me. I love to have my belly rubbed and that’s rare for a kitty cat! I hope I get to meet you soon."

-Vincent

Visit Vincent at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. or call 520-327-6088, ext. 173.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Adoptable Pet: Wickett Needs a Home

Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 4:19 PM

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“Hi! My name is Wickett and I am 15 years old. I am a senior boy but I still have a lot of love to give! I was brought to HSSA because my previous owner couldn’t take me with them when they moved. I am thankful HSSA has been taking care of me while I wait for my forever family."

- Wickett

Visit Wickett at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd or call 520-327-6088, ext. 173 to learn more.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

PACC Waiving Adoption Fees for Select Animals in April

Posted By on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 2:10 PM

An example of the kennel cards for pets with waived fees. - COURTESY PACC
  • Courtesy PACC
  • An example of the kennel cards for pets with waived fees.

The Pima Animal Care Center is waiving adoption fees for certain pets in the shelter next month, with the help of some of its volunteers.

Throughout April, animals with a kennel card that reads “I’m a PACC Volunteer Pick! My fee is waived!” will be included in the promotion. The cards will also include text from the volunteers with details about that pet.

National Volunteer Week takes place the third week of April each year, and PACC officials decided to highlight volunteers by waiving fees on select pets. According to the shelter, there are 356 dogs and puppies and 73 cats and kittens currently living on the property. 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.

The Pima Animal Care Center is located at 4000 N. Silverbell Road.

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