No Kill Pima County Foster Fair Event – July 27by Karyn Zoldan on Jul. 17, 2013, under Animal Events, Animal News, Cats Meow, Feline Fun, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged
With the overcrowding crisis at Pima Animal Care Center (county pound), never has there been more of a need for the community to come together and foster dogs and cats. Since July 1, nearly 1,040 animals have been turned in to PACC which is more than 69 each day! What is going to happen to all these animals?
The organization No Kill Pima County advocates that by fostering a dog or cat, two lives can be saved. How? The animal directly being fostered and the animal who fills the vacancy created in the shelter.
Tucson is fortunate to have a large number of approved rescue groups that have the ability to save an animal from PACC if a temporary foster home is available.
The rescue groups support the foster care home often by providing most, if not all, supplies and veterinarian care through partnered vet clinics. The foster provides a safe and caring environment for a dog or cat until he or she is adopted.
The public is invited to the first of its kind – Fosters to the Rescue Fair where 20 rescue groups and shelters will be represented. People can meet the groups and their ambassador pet, and learn about their needs to find out if there is a way to make a difference for our local animal community.
What: “Fosters to the Rescue” Fair
When: July 27, 2013 - 6 to 8 pm
Where: Windmill Suites, St Phillips Plaza, 4250 N. Campbell Ave
Why: This first-of-its-kind event will have local rescue groups on hand to educate, inform and inspire potential foster care volunteers for how they can help improve the dire situation of Pima County’s shelter animals. What’s involved in foster care? How does foster care save lives?
What: Short presentations, opportunity raffle with cool prizes, light refreshments, PACC adoptable animals, YELP!
People are usually shocked by shelter euthanasia statistics and images of overcrowded animals at PACC. Here’s your chance to do something about it.
Here are the 11 components of a No Kill Society. Many communities across the country are working on these goals.
1. Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Program
2. Rescue Group Partnerships
3. Foster Care Program
4. Comprehensive Adoption Program
5. Pet Retention Program
6. Medical and Behavior Programs
7. Public Relations/Community Development
9. Proactive Redemptions (returning strays to their owners)
10. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
11. A Compassionate Shelter Director