PIMA COUNTY, AZ – If you’re looking for a new furry friend to add to your family, this weekend is the time to find your perfect match. Pima Animal Care Center partnered with local shelters and rescues to hold an adoption event in Pima County on Friday and Saturday.
Local rescues and shelters, including the care center, have had to take in abnormally high numbers of pets for about a year now, according to a news release.
“Every day, PACC has approximately 600 pets at the shelter, as well as 1,200 in foster care,” Monica Dangler, director of animal services at the Pima Animal Care Center, said in the statement. “Additionally, the shelter welcomes between 50 and 100 pets every day. That’s not even including the number of people who rehom their pets. Pima County is full of pets that need a foyer.”
Dangler hopes the event will raise awareness of the number of pets in Pima County who need loving homes. The goal of the event is to find homes for at least 400 pets.
To meet your potential new best friend, you can stop at any of the following locations on the dates and times listed:
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday, at The Animal League of Green Valley, 1600 W. Duval Mine Road, Green Valley
- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter & Sanctuary, 5278 E. 21st St.
- Noon to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, 635 W. Roger Road.
- 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, at Southern Arizona Cat Rescue, 4374 N. Oracle Road.
- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, at the Pima Animal Care Center, 4000 N. Silverbell Road.
At the Care Center, there will be no pet adoption fees, but fees will vary at other locations. A $20 license fee may apply to dogs adopted from the Care Center.
For the first time since 2020, the Hermitage plans to offer same-day, walk-in adoptions this weekend.
“The Hermitage hopes the opening of the shelter will help open some hearts and get feline friends adopted,” the care center said in the press release.
Summer is always the busiest season for shelters and rescues in southern Arizona, mainly because pets breed in hot weather and tend to escape when their families are away on vacation. of summer.