The Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is in need of foster and adoptive homes for 200 dogs by Tuesday. The county made this announcement on Thursday, emphasizing the importance of creating isolation spaces for incoming dogs.
To tackle the situation, PACC has temporarily shifted to emergency-only intake for a period of two weeks. The goal is to isolate and reduce the number of incoming dogs with infectious diseases. However, PACC is currently struggling to achieve a “clean break” due to the lack of available space.
To make room for incoming dogs, PACC aims to clear 40 kennels by Tuesday. This means that over 200 dogs must be either adopted or fostered. The shelter has been receiving a significant number of dogs, with 30 to 40 new arrivals each day. In fact, on Wednesday alone, 59 dogs were taken in by the shelter.
Monica Dangler, the director of animal services at PACC, highlights the critical role that fostering plays in saving these dogs’ lives. Even a two-week foster commitment can make a significant difference.
If you are interested in fostering a dog, you can sign up on PACC’s website. Currently, all pets are available for adoption free of charge, but there is a $20 licensing fee for adult dogs.