Pima Animal Care Center offers weekly incentives

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Throughout August, Pima Animal Care Center will be participating in the national event “Clear the Shelters!” from NBCUniversal Local. event to find loving homes for pets in need. This month-long event began August 1 and offers free adoptions for all animals at the shelter. Additionally, a different Adoption Incentive will run Monday through Friday each week. A $20 license fee will apply to dogs 4 months or older.

clean shelters, Pima Animal Care, Tucson

“This national initiative couldn’t come at a better time,” said Monica Dangler, Director of Animal Services. “August is the busiest intake month of the year for us, so for this to happen right now is huge for us and could really set the shelter up for a great rest of the year and make us enter code yellow.”

In 2021, PACC developed a color-coded plan for a shelter population surge that helped prioritize and better communicate the urgency of its space issues. The shelter has been operating in the orange and red zones since April 2021, which meant adoptable pets had to be seen in non-public areas, such as conference rooms. Some had no kennel at all.

To kick off the event, PACC will be offering a $50 same-day credit to be used at PACC’s Central Pet Store from August 1-5 for anyone who adopts a dog 40 pounds or more.

To help promote the event, PACC will team up with two local media partners, Telemundo and NBC’s Tucson affiliate, KVOA-TV, to help get the word out.

Incentives will be announced on PACC’s social media pages the previous Sunday for each week’s special. Plus, each adopted pet will earn their new family entry into a weekly raffle as well as entry into a raffle for the entire month with a grand prize winner.

Pima Animal Care Center is open Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. To see a list of available pets and services, go to pima.gov/animalcare.

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Benjamin M. Yerger