PACC reaches 12000 animals adopted goal | News
Pima Animal Care Center has reached their goal of 12,000 animals adopted by July 1, and they are thanking the community for making it all possible.
Here is the story behind the 12000th animal adopted, from a PACC news release:
Newlyweds Robert and Rachel Jentoft, had been talking about getting a dog for the past few months. Robert, inspired by his grandfather who had adopted a German Shepherd from PACC earlier this year, thought he would stop in and have a look. Raised with malamutes, he was interested in a similar dog.
It just so happened that a two-year-old Siberian Husky, by the name of Samurai, “Sam” for short, was looking for a new home. (His previous owners had relinquished him following a foreclosure.)
The trio hit it off and soon, the couple were talking about buying a kiddie pool for the back yard and introducing Sam to bacon. Staff at the adoption center gave them a round of applause and a gift basket filled with treats and toys.
Asked for her reaction to adopting number 12000, Rachel said, “I think it’s awesome. That’s a big number.” Robert added that the two had talked about the importance of rescuing a dog, if possible. “We had that in our minds for some time because there are just too many dogs out there that need homes.”
Pima Animal Care Center Manager Kim Janes said he was thrilled to reach the goal, but wished every single adoption could have been celebrated to the same degree. “The first adoption of the year, and every one after that, was no less significant. We appreciate every single person and every single rescue partner who has helped us save a life this year. And while we’re grateful to have reached our goal, I don’t see why we should stop there! We have plenty more animals like Sam that are looking for loving families.”
PACC would like to remind everyone that adoption fees for the remainder of June are $12 for dogs. And not to leave the felines out it is still free shelter cat adoption month (kitties over the age of four months are free!)