Pima Animal Care Center Helping Strays Brought in After 4th of Julyby Pima County News on Jul. 06, 2012, under Pima Animal Care Center
Many stray animals were brought to Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) following the 4th of July fireworks. While capacity is always a concern, earlier reports that PACC is immediately euthanizing stray dogs are inaccurate and contrary to PACC’s standard operating procedures.
Stray dogs with either an identification tag or a microchip are being held for seven days for their owners to claim before being evaluated for adoption. Those without identification or microchip are held for three days to be claimed before evaluation.
“We care deeply about all the stray animals that are brought in to the shelter and will do everything we can to ensure they can be either claimed by their owners or put up for adoption,” said Justin Gallick, Program Manager at PACC.
If your pet is lost, you can check Pima Animal Care Center’s website at www.pima.gov/animalcare to see if it has been brought in as a stray. Pictures of lost animals only stay on this site for a few days so it is strongly recommended to keep checking online and also to come in person at least every other day.
Pima Animal Care Center is located at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday noon – 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.