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“Clear the Shelter” event helps adopt dozens of animals

TUCSON — Over a hundred animals have a new home thanks in part to the “Clear the Shelter” event held at Pima Animal Care Center on Saturday. The shelter waived adopted fees for pets four months and older.

August is typically the busiest time for workers at PACC. They take in typically 50 to 100 animals a day with shelters across the country mirroring those numbers.

“The busiest intake day this year we had (around) 130 pets that came in that were homeless and didn’t know where they were going to go,”Nikki Reck with PACC said, “So clearing out space whether it be adopting or fostering is crucial to clearing out kennels to make room for those incoming cases.”

Dawn Miller a frequent visitor of PACC is going home with a kitten.

“When she came up to the cage and just started purring and she just reached out with her paw and everything. She chose us,” Miller said.

Around 30 cats were adopted for Saturday’s event.

“The first 16 minutes of the day there was line outside that wrapped around the building and we did 16 adoptions in the first 16 minutes,” Miller said.

She says the shelter has around 1,400 pets with around 800 of them being fostered.

“You don’t necessarily have to adopt a pet. If you want to help you can foster if you can’t adopt a pet full-time,” Reck said.

They also waive adoption fees to animals that are five years or older and has been at PACC for longer than two weeks. All you have to pay is the $20 licencing fee per animal.

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Denelle Confair

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