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County shelter waiving adoption fees due to overcrowding

Due to "critical" overcrowding at the shelter, the Pima Animal Care Center will be waiving adoption fees for all pets — including puppies and kittens — Labor Day weekend through September 11.

"As of this morning we had about 700 pets in our care and Saturday's are a busy intake day, " said Justin Gallick, PACC’s director for community engagement.

Between the main shelter and the tent, PACC can only comfortably house about 500 animals.

"With the current overcrowding at PACC we have been forced to double and triple dogs in kennels which creates additional stress on the pets volunteers and staff, said Gallick. "In our effort to save animals, I am begging anyone who may be considering adopting — please come to the shelter!"

 Free adoptions are in effect at the main shelter located at 4000 N. Silverbell Rd., and all four participating PetSmart locations.

All adopted adult pets go home spayed or neutered, up-to-date on shots, and microchipped. A license fee of $17 will still apply, the agency said. See the list of adoptable pets.

The shelter is open from 12-7p.m. on weekdays and 10-5p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. PACC is closed the last Sunday of the month.

"If you can't adopt please consider fostering, volunteering or making a donation to one of our life saving programs," Gallick said.

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