TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Beginning June 1, the Pima Animal Care Center is holding an 'Empty the Tent' event, offering $10 adoption fees on all dogs to help get them into their 'fur'ever homes.
According to PACC this special adoption event is in preparation for transitioning to Phase 2 of the new animal care facility that will be happening at the end of June.
The big, white tent on PACC grounds has helped save an estimated 25,000 animals, according to PACC since 2014. It originally began as a temporary solution to help overcrowding in the main shelter, and to help end euthanasia due to lack of space. There are about 125 dogs currently living in the tent, according to PACC.
"As we prepare to say goodbye to the tent, we are celebrating the enormous number of lives it has saved over the past four years," said PACC Director Kristen Auerbach, in a recent news release. "If you adopt a tent dog in this last month of its existence, you'll be adding a new family member as well as a piece of Pima County history."
For the $10 adoption fee, adopters can take home a new furry family member that has been spayed/neutered, has all age-appropriate vaccinations, been microchipped, and will have a free vet visit. There is an additional $18 licensing fee that will apply to adult dogs.
In addition to the Empty the Tent adoption special, PACC has one final tent-themed adoption event that will take place at the shelter in the early part of June, those interested in attending should check PACC's Facebook page for more details.
PACC's shelter at 4000 North Silverbell Road, is open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekend.
To learn more about PACC's services or find other ways to help homeless pets in Pima County, visit PACC's website at www.pima.gov/animalcare.