PACC offers adoption perks for Veterans

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Pima Animal Care Center is offering perks to Veterans this holiday. Military men and women are able to adopt cats and dogs for free.

Because such few veterans showed up Monday, PACC is extending the free adoption into tomorrow. PACC officials say only about 10 veterans came to adopt. The center hoped for at least 50 adoptions.

The adoption fee which could add up to $100 would be waived for all veterans. They would only need to pay the $15 licensing fee. It's PACC's way of saying thank you and offering those who served our country a little something in return.

"Animals are very therapeutic. If you have ever experienced something traumatic in your life, it's kind of a nice quiet friend he's just there to listen and they love you no matter what," said Ellie Beaubien, Pima Animal Care Center.

"It's getting them off the street, so I feel like I'm doing my share for the community and for the animals as well," said Stace Owsley, U.S. Air Force.

PACC has 300 dogs that need a home. Right now, PACC officials say they are okay on their cats. Veterans can still take part in the free adoption tomorrow beginning at noon.

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