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(BPT) - Americans’ love affair with pets continues to grow with approximately 69 million households owning a pet, according to American Veterinary Medical Association. In fact, pet ownership has tripled since the 1970s, and today there are 74.1 million owned cats alone. Felines are great companion animals, but there is still a surprising amount of widely accepted misinformation about cats – and it’s causing a multitude of issues.
Update, Jan. 16, 12:30 p.m.:
(BPT) - Shocking statistics show that nearly three-quarters of the cats who enter our nation’s animal shelters each year, most of whom are free-roaming and un-owned, are killed. Fortunately, Americans’ love of animals doesn’t end with the pets that live in their homes; their care extends to the millions of cats who do not have owners and simply live throughout towns and cities. Across the country a growing number of communities are adopting humane ways to manage these populations and reduce the number killed in shelters.
Pima Animal Care Center has received a $4,000 grant from PetSmart Charities® and will use the money to host a three-day adoption event Jan. 2-4, 2015. The shelter’s goal is to place 200 dogs and cats into homes during the three-day New Year, New Friend Adoption Party event, and the PetSmart Charities grant makes it possible to have all adoption fees waived during the event.
(BPT) - Whether a loyal pal like Lassie is what you’re looking for, or a Garfield–like couch potato is more your speed, a pet can make a wonderful addition to your family. But there is more to choosing a new pet than simply falling in love with a cute face. Making an informed and well-researched decision can lead to a happy home life for both you and your pet.
Everyone is welcome, but only those 16 years or older will be able to personally walk the dogs. Dog-walkers please RSVP to Andrew.Stocker@pima.gov by Monday, December 22.
$10 Adoptions this Friday through Sunday as Pima Animal Care and PetSmart Charities® Partner to Celebrate National Adoption Weekend
(NAPSI)—Your adopted pet could be named in an upcoming novel, thanks to a unique contest.
SHELTER COUNTING ON COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO REMAIN OPEN
As a longtime volunteer at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), I offer information that addresses some of the distortions that have been printed in recent letters. I volunteer weekly for 10-12 hours to walk dogs and serve as an adoption counselor.
As usual, Ms. Ottoboni goes into any situation with her mind already made up. Those of us who are loyal readers of the Opinion page to the Explorer are used to her rants.
The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter & Sanctuary will be holding their annual birthday part on September 20, 2014. The event, long a staple of the Shelter's yearly calendar will showcase the adoption center, programs and of course, the cats. The birthday party will be held at the Shelter from noon until 8:30 p.m.
(BPT) - The addition of a new pet to the family is always a cause for celebration. Stress can occur, too, no matter how welcome the new addition. When you’re thinking about adopting a pet from an animal shelter, some preparation can help ensure he or she is as safe and happy as possible.
Show off your PACC and Wildcat spirit and save a life! Pima Animal Care Center and The University of Arizona Athletics Department are teaming up to find homes for our communities' homeless pets. On Saturday, September 6th, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., join Wilbur, Wilma, and UA Athletics Director Greg Byrne for photos free adoptions and some Wildcat pride at PACC, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
Party in final days of the Rachael Ray 100K Challenge. This weekend is the last chance for adoptions to count toward the Challenge.
(BPT) - Americans like to think of themselves as a pet-loving society; today, nearly 70 million dogs and 74 million cats live in U.S. households, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Yet as recently as 30 years ago, animal shelters across the country routinely killed an estimated 17 million companion animals a year as a means of population control.
In partnership with many LGBTQ organizations and supporters from across the County, Pima Animal Care Center invites the entire community to the first ever PACC Pride Adoption Celebration, Saturday August 16th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm!
Girl Scout Troop #1084 recently helped Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) with a donation of goods worth $375 plus gave 40 boxes of cookies to their volunteers.
PimaAnimalCareCenter is hosting a free Microchip Clinic and eegee’s Social on Saturday, June 28 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. The event will feature free microchip implants for dogs and cats and free iced eegee’s, too. When the shelter opens at 10, there will be free adoptions all day until 5, and the free eegee’s fun will continue, too. Dog and puppy adopters must still pay a $15 license fee, but there are no licensing fees for cats and kittens.
Pima Animal Care Center’s cat room is getting crowded and county residents wanting to add a cat or kitten to their families can get their adoption fees waived by donating badly needed cat food and supplies.
June Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month
June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month – no better time to find the perfect feline for your family. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona has cats and kittens galore need to find that special someone! In celebration of this special month, all adult cats have a $15 adoption fee; kittens are 2-for-1! Happy Adopt A Shelter Cat Month!
Around-the-clock every single day of the year, the industrial washer and dryer at Pima Animal Care Center churns away, whittling down the mountain of bedding and towels that must be cleaned in a facility that houses an average of 600 animals a day.
Eighteen months ago, Pima Animal Care Center began a transformative journey to save more lives.