PACC ‘Forget-Me-Not Special’: adopt 72 ‘longtimers’ in 72 hours | Events
Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is running a Forget-Me-Not Special to help get 72 of its longest-staying guests, like Butters, find homes within 72 hours.
Butters is a 5-year-old Sharpei mix who was picked up near the Reid Park golf course on May 18. He has been at the shelter the longest of any PACC animals. PACC is hoping that Butters turn to find a forever home will come this weekend.
PACC is listing 72 pets that need to find homes, as an added bonus there will be no adoption fee for any of the 72 listed. (Licensing fee of $15 for spayed and neutered dogs will still apply.) The special begins Friday, August 23 and ends Sunday, August 25.
PACC is not quite sure why some dogs get overlooked at the shelter. According to PACC it might be the dogs are shy and frightened so they hang back in the enclosure and their personality doesn’t ‘shine.’ Or they are a little too excited at seeing new people that adopters are put off, thinking they don’t want to own a dog like that. Many of these overlooked pooches are adult (fully grown) mixed breed dogs, who just don’t garner as much attention as the puppies and purebreds do.
According to a PACC news release “The amount of time they (the dogs) stay is no reflection of the type of family member they’ll be once they are exposed to love and attention.”
PACC hours this weekend are: noon to 7 p.m. and weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If looking for a ‘fur’ever friend stop by and take a look, a furry buddy might just be in the mix.
For a complete list of adoptable animals (including the 72 ) go online to http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=34986