PACC waives adoption fees

PACC waives adoption fees

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Pima Animal Care Center is hoping to help ease overcrowding by waiving all adoption fees from now to Sunday, Oct. 4.

Waived fees will apply to all adoptions at the main shelter at 4000 N. Silverbell Road and at the following off-site adoption locations:

  • PetSmart at Oracle and Wetmore (cats, dogs, puppies and kittens)
  • PetSmart at Grant and Swan (cats, dogs, puppies and kittens)
  • PetSmart at El Con Mall – between Home Depot and Target (cats, dogs, puppies and kittens)
  • La Encantada at Skyline Drive/Campbell Road (dogs and puppies)

The shelter is open from noon to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

PetSmart locations will offer free kitten and cat adoptions from today to Sunday, with puppies and dogs on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"We are proud to be the only shelter in our community that will never turn away a pet in need, but our conditions are becoming extremely crowded," said Kristin Barney, PACC's Chief of Operations, in a recent release. "We hope this will encourage the community to adopt one of our many deserving pets."

Starting October 5, a new $50 adoption fee will apply for puppies, kittens and all animals less than six months old; pets older than six months will have a $30 adoption fee. The $16 dog license fee will still apply.

To see PACC's adoptable pets, visit: www.pima.gov/animalcare

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