Pets and Beasts

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Holiday Specials on Pups at PACC

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 4:52 PM

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Holidays are for family and friends... and pets! But with all the chaos of the season don't forget to take care of those animals in need.

Pima Animal Care Center and No Kill Pima County are teaming up to offer a microchip clinic for the last week of December. The free clinic will help reunite pet owners with lost pets following New Year's.

On average, PACC takes in 470 pets the week after New Year's Eve that are scared from fireworks displays and loud parties. Microchipped pets stand a much better chance of being reunited with their families.

The dates of the clinic are:

• Wed. Dec. 26, noon to 3 p.m.
• Thurs. Dec. 27, noon to 3 p.m.
• Fri., Dec. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Sat., Dec. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Sun., Dec. 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Mon., Dec. 31, noon to 3 p.m.

All microchip clinics will take place in PACC’s Community Room.

Along microchipping your pet, PACC recommends making sure they have a collar with up-to-date address and phone number.

The shelter is also running promotions for the holidays. For the 12 days leading up to Dec. 25, all pets over four months old are only $12 to adopt. Then from Dec. 26 to Jan 1. PACC will have "name your own fee" events for pets over four months.

PACC is open noon to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. On New Year’s Day, PACC will be open at noon and will close at 5:00 p.m.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Adoptable Pet: Hazelnut Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 2:49 PM

Hazelnut the dog - HSSA
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  • Hazelnut the dog

“I am a sweet girl who loves hot dogs and frisbees!”

- Hazelnut

Hazelnut is a 2-year-old girl who has graduated from the HSSA New Beginnings Canine Program.

Take your family, dogs included, to meet Hazelnut at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. For more information give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Adoptable Pet: Pulse Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 3:09 PM

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“I am a playful girl who likes to be around what is happening. I enjoy being held and enjoy tummy rubs.”

- Pulse

Meet Pulse at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. For more information give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Influx of Animals Surrendered to PACC

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 2:53 PM

On Tuesday last week Pima Animal Care Center took in 15 dogs who were surrendered by their owner after she was evicted. Today, PACC accepted 19 cats from another evicted homeowner.

Currently the shelter is caring for more than 600 animals and needs community help to foster or adopt incoming pets.

PACC is the county's only open-admission shelter and never turns away a pet in need, but large influxes of animals put a strain on the already full kennels.

If you would like to help these pets but can't commit to adopting, try fostering a pet. If you are interested in adopting a pet into your family, look online or visit them in person at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. PACC’s normal business hours are Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends.

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Party with the Pets at Pima Animal Care Center

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 1:34 PM

click image On Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) will be throwing Party with the Pets to give thanks to the community. T - PACC
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  • On Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) will be throwing Party with the Pets to give thanks to the community. T
Pima Animal Care Center is throwing a party to give thanks to the community for making their new buildings possible and supporting the lifesaving work they do.

Because of voters who approved proposition 415 in 2014, PACC now runs a modern animal care facility that saves many lives.

Party with the Pets will be on Dec. 2 to from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include behind the scenes tours every hour throughout the event, activities for kids, music, giveaways, adoptions specials, a dedication ceremony and more!

The dedication ceremony will take place from noon to 1 p.m. with speakers including PACC Director Kristen Auerbach, Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Elías, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, Oro Valley Council member Rhonda Piña, Friends of PACC Chair Tammi Barrick and PACC advocate Laura O'Brien. There will also be a celebratory cake.

click image There will be activities happening all day including a petting zoo with PACC puppies and kittens and farm animals from local rescue partners. - PIMA COUNTY
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  • There will be activities happening all day including a petting zoo with PACC puppies and kittens and farm animals from local rescue partners.
All day activities include a petting zoo with PACC puppies and kittens with farm animals from local rescue partners, glitter tattoos of a favorite animal, painting a river rock for PACC Rocks Project, making treats for the shelter pets, making enrichment toys for the pets, an interactive NRPR’s Urban Wildlife Exhibit to teach you how to coexist with wildlife in an urban setting, Canine Fun Camp, Dog Play Groups and Pima County Public Library Bookmobile where kids can get a free book and sign up to read to PACC cats.

The scheduled events, activities and demonstrations include PACC trivia for a chance to win prizes from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., shopping for Fido and Fifi at 1:45 p.m. where you have to get everything for your pet at the store without breaking the bank, Cat Clicker Training from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn how to get your cat to give you a high-five and PACC Saved Me testimonials hourly to meet some of the “top save” pets and hear their story.

There will be information booths from PACC Volunteer, Animal Protection Services, Friends of PACC, PetSmart, Sheriff’s Department Crisis K-9's and Primavera Foundation. 

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Adoptable Pet: Caleb Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 2:56 PM

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“I am a shy guy but you can easily win my trust with some tasty treats.”

- Caleb

Caleb is a 5-year-old boy who can’t wait to meet you! Bring your family, dogs included, to meet Caleb at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. Give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173 for more information.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Local Shelters Celebrate Black Fur Day

Posted By on Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 12:04 PM

PHOTOS COURTESY OF PACC
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The day after stuffing your face with all of the delicacies and deliciousness that come with the Thanksgiving holidays, you may be inclined to show your darker side in the classic American shopping frenzy that is Black Friday.

Why not use Black Friday as an opportunity to make a more positive impact? This Friday contribute to the well-being of shelter animals by giving them a home this holiday season.

On Black Fur Day, the Pima Animal Care Center and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona will be offering adoption and fostering opportunities at discounted rates.

“It would be great to see many of our pets go into loving homes during Black Fur Day. The long weekend will give families time to settle into a routine and spend quality time with their new pets,” said Brandy Burke, HSSA Chief Operations Officer.

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At HSSA, adoption fees will be 50 percent off. Pet supplies and HSSA merchandise will also be 30 percent off, with all merchandise proceeds going towards caring for homeless pets.

At PACC, adoption fees for any pet older than four months with black fur will be waived (although a $19 licensing fee will apply to dogs). All other pets’ fees will be reduced by 50 percent. PACC also offers families the opportunity to take a dog out for a day through their daytrips program.

This Black Fur Day, don’t go sniffing for deals anywhere else than where sniffing is done best.

Details for Friday, Nov. 23:
PACC – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 4000 N. Silverbell Road.
HSSA – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 635 W. Roger Road.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Adoptable Pet - Dusty Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 4:41 PM

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“Have you ever been loved by a cat with allergies?”
- Dusty

Would you like to learn more about Dusty? Give an adoption counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173 or visit at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd.

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