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Staffers at Pima Animal Care Center are planning a free outreach clinic for Ajo residents on March 26, from 10:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., at the ISDA Learning Center, 401 Esperanza Avenue, in Ajo. Ajo residents will need to bring an ID with them in order to be admitted, and they must have an appointment. To set up an appointment, Ajo residents should call (520) 387-7502. Please leave a name with contact information.
“We have been looking to hold an event like this at Ajo for a long time,” said Monica Dangler, Interim Director of Animal Services. “The pandemic slowed things down a bit, but we are so excited to have this finally happening!”
The event will feature microchips, pet supplies, food, and personal supplies for humans. In addition, a licensed veterinarian will be on hand to administer vaccines for rabies, parvo, and distemper. PACC expects to assist around 75 pets at the clinic.
Michele Figueroa is the Human-Animal Support Services Director at PACC and oversees outreach events like this one.
“As the world gets a better handle on COVID-19, we are looking to do more and more events like this,” Figueroa said. “We are also planning some drive-thru microchip events for the summer in Tucson.”
The Pima County Board of Supervisors Chair, Sharon Bronson, represents District 3, which includes Ajo.
“We are proud of the work that PACC is doing to make sure that pets stay with the people who love them,” Bronson said. “Outreach clinics, like this one, are so important for Ajo, because it takes around two and a half hours to get to Tucson. The pandemic has been hard for all communities to handle, but especially in places like Ajo where there aren’t a lot of options for assistance.”
As a reminder, the Tucson shelter location is operating on an appointment-based system. People can make their appointment at pima.gov/animalcare. Emergencies do not require an appointment. PACC’s hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
PACC is offering an adoption promotion for the month of March. You can check out the details here. Potential adopters can make an appointment to adopt a specific pet or to browse the kennels or the store at pima.gov/animalcare. This promotion will not include kittens or puppies. They will still be $50 each. There is also a $20 licensing fee per adopted dog that cannot be waived. All pets are up-to-date on vaccinations and will be spayed or neutered before being adopted.