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April 27, 2013- Monsoon Muttness is just a few weeks away!  Mark your calendars for May 18th from 10-7 at Pima Animal Care Center. There will be pet related vendors and sponsors that will have various services or information for your furry friend, a silent auction, give aways with adoptions, food, including a sweet treat from Cakes for Causes and most importantly, dogs and cats looking for their forever home. Be sure to drop by!  You can view the flyer with the above link, and printing and distributing these is encouraged and appreciated!

March 29, 2013- the sound system installation is complete and we were very happy to meet some of the donors at the appreciation this evening. Thank you to everyone who made this a reality and be sure to listen the next time you are there!

February 22, 2013- Come on down to PACC March 9th and show your team spirit for the U of A Wildcats during their Tail Waggin’ Tailgate Party- show your U of A gear and your adoption fee is waived for cats and you can name your fee for dogs!

tailwaggin tailgate pacc 2-20-13

February 22, 2013

This year AWASA (Animal Welfare Alliance of Southern AZ) is offering free spay/neuter services for anyone on government assistance, unlike in previous years where individuals must reside in certain geographic areas of Pima County. This program, Pet Fix,  is funded in part by the spay/neuter license plate funds.  Please share this information with anyone you may know who may qualify.

Pet Fix 2013

December 6, 2012-

Help PACC Partners raise funds to install a sound system in the kennels and cat rooms at Pima Animal Care Center.
No, not so the staff can boogie down the corridors! But to improve the quality of daily life for the animals sheltered there.
Kennel life is loud and stressful for animals. Cats are confined to small areas and dogs are housed with other dogs they may not be comfortable with or with other animals who are afraid or aggressive or sometimes even ill. People are often coming and going, clanging gates and cleaning the floors with water hoses.
Studies show that playing gentle, classical music can dramatically reduce barking and help dogs keep calm, which reduces the stress level for other animals, employees, volunteers, and potential adopters, making a visit to the shelter a lot more appealing!

 

Read more about the studies here:
http://www.eternalanimals.com/dogs_shown_to_react_to_music.htm
http://www.aspcapro.org/blog/2012/11/play-that-funky-music%E2%80%A6/

Reducing stress levels can reduce animals’ susceptibility to illness, improve their  healing and recovery times after illnesses or operations, and generally reduce any aggression due to fear or “cabin fever”.

PACC Partners needs YOUR help to raise money for a sound system. Once installed, it would be operated by staff  and equipped with calm, classical music to pacify all!

We know it’s a big chunk of change, but we are confident that if everyone chips in even a little, we’ll get there!

Thank you for thinking of the animals.  Donate via Chip In! Or checks can be mailed to PACC Partners, 6820 E. Scarlett St., Tucson, AZ 85710

 

 

November 20, 2012- If you are looking to adopt a dog or cat, this is your weekend! You can’t beat the great adoption rates set for this weekend!  Check out the link below for details.

PACC Black Friday Adoption Specials

November 18, 2012- UPDATE on the dog bed front- We successfully reached our goal, raising almost $2600 in under 30 hours. Thank you! We have scheduled the dog bed making event for Saturday, December 1 at a location still TBD. Because of the training and slight learning curve that goes into making these beds, we are limiting volunteers to only 25 people. We have received generous donations from Safeway, Brooklyn Pizza, and Frankie’s South Philly Cheesesteaks to feed our volunteers. Huge thank you to Laurie Gaetano and Roberta Gale for organizing this event!  Here are some pictures of the PACC dogs enjoying the new beds.

If you are interested in volunteering to make the beds, please email us at paccpartners@gmail.com

November 10, 2012- Some generous dog bed makers couldn’t get enough and their goal is to raise enough money to make a bed for every dog kennel. Just in one day, they have pulled in over $300 in the first day! If you would like to contribute, donations are all tax deductible.

Visit their Chip-In Page Now!

November 3, 2012- Thank you TEP! A group of volunteers funded the time and supplies to make 40 beds for the dogs’ kennels. Because of them, more dogs will be able to sleep off the floor tonight and during the cold time of year. We so appreciate their time and thoughtfulness and hope to do it again in the future. Donations for another workshop can be donated through PayPal!

These dog beds were made by a group of TEP volunteers who donated their time and the supplies!

September 19, 2012 – Celebrate Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet Week by coming to PACC to check out some of the special needs adoptions or sign up to foster a dog or cat  through one of PACC’s rescues (contact Amanda with In the Arms of Angels Rescue 429-8030 or Terri with Tucson Cold Wet Noses 235-6309). There are plenty “less adoptable” animals available for regular adoption so come check them out.

Monsoon Muttness 2012: Join us Saturday, May 19th from 10am-7pm at PACC to enjoy the food, entertainment, prizes and great adoption specials of 2012′s Monsoon Muttness!

March 14, 2012  For a limited time, you can donate Kuranda beds to the pets at PACC at a 10% discount!  These beds are sturdy and give dogs and cats a place to lay off the floor!  Donate a Kuranda bed!

New!!  We have created wishlists on Amazon.com for items needed at the shelter. This is a way for people to donate and know exactly where their donation is going!  We have lists for dogs, cats, enrichment, and others. Please take a look as it will be updated often and tell your friends!  What PACC doesn’t have to pay for only makes things better for the animals!

PACC Partners’ Amazon.com Wishlists

January 9, 2012:  PACC is undergoing some much needed construction to refloor the kennels. This means they have to have a certain number of kennels empty which means the other kennels are full! PACC is having a “Name your adoption fee” adoption event so please promote and/or adopt!  If you are willing to foster to a dog in need, please contact Terri Goddard at 235-6309, Amanda Jansen 429-8030, or Justin Gallick 248-0301.

October 28, 2011:  Pima Animal Care Center is filled to the brim with dogs and cats, as they have been for the past few weeks.  They can’t provide care and shelter for all of them with more coming in daily without the help from the community.  If you are willing to open your home to a dog or cat with all their expenses paid and food and supplies provided, there are rescue groups that are able to take dogs or cats at risk of being put down if you are willing to foster them until they find a home.

If this sounds like something that interests you, please contact Justin with Adopt-A-Bull Rescue at 520-248-0301 adoptabully@yahoo.com, Amanda with In the Arms of Angels Rescue 520-429-8030 intheangelsarms@gmail.com, or Terri with Cold Wet Noses at 235-6309 terrigoddard@hotmail.com.  Help them save a life!

October 14-16: PACC will be at Tucson Meet Yourself all weekend doing off site adoptions.  Please come over and check out the pets available for adoption and say “hi!”

http://www.tucsonmeetyourself.org/

October 22nd is Pit Bull Awareness Day!  Celebrate it at Pitbulooza (Responsible Dog Ownership Celebration) on Sunday, October 23rd from 10am-4pm at Brandi Fenton Park.

 

October is “Adopt A Shelter Dog” Month!  Check out the available dogs on our website and come down to adopt!  If you can’t adopt, consider holding a food drive, donating leashes, collars, toys, brushes, or volunteering to come to the shelter and walk them.

http://www.petfinder.com/promotions/2011-adopt-a-shelter-dog-month

 

On September 15, 2011 at PACC, around 75 cats needed to get out of the shelter due to URI and other minor treatable diseases.  PACC did it again, staying true to their promise to make euthanasia the last option, they called upon local rescues instead of euthanizing them. Thanks to Foundation for Animals In Risk, HOPE Animal Shelter, and Feline Inc, they were all taken into a rescue and will be treated and adopted. This will allow PACC to completely disinfect the cat adoption room and open it up for adoptions again!