On Dec. 6 and 7, six dogs were killed at PACC (Pima Animal Care Center/county animal shelter). As you might imagine, the volunteers who work there are angry and devastated. There are three grassroots groups working to save more animals at PACC — No Kill Pima County, Pima Paws for Life, and PAAW (Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare). While this is promising, Tucson Tails believes that management has to be willing to make changes and work toward the goal of a No-Kill Equation.
The next PACC Advisory meeting is Thursday, December 19 at 5:30 pm at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. The meeting is open to the public. Before the meeting at 5 pm, there will be a candlelight vigil to remember these dogs and other animals.
RANGER: “This is one sweet guy who really loves his human friends. Just because he wants to be an only child is no reason he should die! Come down and see just how magnificent and handsome he is!”
“Please, please, please do whatever you can to help this precious boy. He is so worth saving!”
SPANKY is a 1 year old male pit bull mix who came in on 10/12. He passed his original temperament test, but has been unable to share a kennel in sickbay. His surrender form says that he is gentle/tolerant with children and he played well with other dogs in the yard.
McRIB is a 2 year old male heeler mix who was originally placed for rescue for socialization on 11/22. He has a history of being unpredictable with other dogs. There is currently no room to house him away from other dogs and he is being temporarily housed in a rolling kennel.
“Oh no, not another one lost. So sorry, boy. May you forever have that beautiful smile on your face, running free and happy again where you are now.”
PRECIOUS is a 1.5 year old spayed pit mix who has been here since 11/12. She is very territorial of her kennel and of her people; today she was pulled from adoptions after instigating a fight with her kennel mate. It was then noticed that she has nasal discharge. She is very sweet with people and loves to give hugs.
“This girl was so adorable today at a meet and greet with a family. She really got along well with the children and found a sqeaky toy that made her day…she was even willing to share.”
DARLA also died but her photo is not available.
“BUSWICK was an awesome dog, but PACC life quickly took its toll on him and he was afraid of everything and bit someone.”