Cuddles wants to be cuddled not killed
Cuddles (A444796) and her 10 puppies have been at PACC since July 16 and now Cuddles and a few of her pups are showing symptoms of URI (upper respiratory infection) which is common in a shelter situation.
Cuddles is a sweet, gentle girl who nuzzles hands for pets and is tolerant of people handling her puppies. If you’re able to commit now, leave a message on the rescue line at 243-5987.
The whole family is being placed on a 48 hour hold for rescue efforts ending 7 PM on August 1. Her pups are about 2 weeks old. If interested, make the effort now/today.
Don’t let Cuddles suffer a similar fate as Rose. Rose was euthanized. Rose was put to sleep.
Update: A foster home came forward! Cuddles & her pups are being fostered by Maria from In the Arms of Angels. Maria is certainly an angel in her own right.
Cuddles is one of the lucky ones. More await…
R.I.P. dear Rose
Six year old Rose died. Why did Rose die?
According to the organization No Kill Pima County she didn’t die because she was incurably ill or a danger to society.
Rose died because the rescue organizations didn’t have a foster home available and she died because there were no adoptive homes for her. Rose even had a dowry of $450 to help the rescue or adopter.
Rose died because there was no medical care or behavioral training available to her through the shelter.
Rose died because there is no room.
And there is no policy to proactively return pets to owners, no policy to ask someone if they need help or other options when they bring their pet to their shelter and no foster home program run by the shelter.
Rose died because there is a waiting list for people to have free spay and neuter.
871 dogs and cats died at PACC last month.
Rescue is one component of the No Kill equation. The primary responsibility and available options for saving lives does not belong to the rescues.
There needs to be an “all-in” commitment from PACC or the saving will never be savable. What is the goal for adoption? What is the goal for returning pets to owners? For feral cats? For having people turn around and leave with their animal and some resources instead of leaving them at the shelter?
Efforts are being made but goals need to be made too as well as plans. It’s a community effort. People may not like to read this but it is what it is and will always be, unless more of the community gets involved in saving the lives of pets.
The dire situation in Tucson is real. When dogs & cats go to PACC and are not pulled by a rescue group or do not get adopted — they are put to sleep…permanently. Tucson Tails is not pointing fingers; just saying the reality of what happens.
While there are at least three groups mobilizing to help PACC and create short and long-term solutions, it won’t help Cuddles now and it didn’t help Rose.
If you can foster or know someone who can — please sign up at the No Kill Pima County foster care directory. Or visit the PACC adoption page.
Please follow PACC Pets Need You on Facebook for up to the minute news and share it with your friends and family.