TUCSON (KVOA) – The Pima Animal Care Center is in desperate need of foster families or adopters. The shelter opens daily with only one to three kennels open, but accommodates up to 100 animals per day.
The refuge has been facing a situation of overcrowding since June.
“We always have dogs in the lobby, we always have dogs in the meeting and hospitality rooms and these areas are not designed for kennel space, but we are so hard on finding creative ways to save lives that we do all we can, âsaid Nikki Reck, public information officer at PACC.
Reck says the shelter has a very high admission standard right now, it has had to deal with several cases of hoarding, as well as the high number of stray monsoon animals. In addition, the number of adoptions has stagnated.
âWe don’t lack space, but we lack comfortable space,â she said.
Part of this is also linked to the pandemic. Reck said owners must give up their pets because they lose their jobs and their homes.
To help get some dogs out of the shelter, PACC is running several promotions this weekend.
CJ Lopez has owned shelter dogs in the past and is looking for a dog to keep his French Bulldog company.
âI’ve been looking for a dog for a while and go to breeder’s websites and you see them for between $ 800 and $ 2,000,â he said.
Instead, her Labrador retriever puppy comes with a small fee. Most of the dogs at the shelter are now free. PACC runs several promotions over the holiday weekend, starting with Furry Friend Friday and Sofa Sunday.
Most dogs can be adopted for free, and if you’re not yet ready to commit to your lifelong friend, you can encourage them. PACC sets welcome with everything they need.
If you want more information, consult the PACC website.