Pima Animal Care Center prepares to take in hundreds of animals after New Year’s Eve fireworks


TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – As we head into the New Year, it’s bringing new issues concerning the capability at Pima Animal Care Center.

The shelter remains to be in a code crimson state of affairs and they’re anticipating to see hundreds of canine that have been spooked by fireworks come in after the New Year.

“New Year’s Eve is going to be an added, uncomfortable situation to an already crowded shelter,” PACC’s public info officer Nikki Reck mentioned.

PACC is hoping for the perfect, however making ready for the worst. The kennels in their overflow area simply emptied Wednesday, however they’re anticipated to replenish once more this weekend after which some.

“We are doing everything in our power to just make space. Pretty much every office has a dog. Pretty much every kennel we can use is full,” Reck mentioned

Reck says she has by no means seen the shelter this full. At the tip of the 12 months, they sometimes see a drop in their numbers, however this 12 months they’re seeing an abnormally excessive consumption.

“Since about the middle of June we have been taking in 50-100 animals every day and that’s just a lot of animals and not many are getting out is the thing,” she mentioned.

Based on earlier years, PACC will possible take in round 200 canine inside the first few days of 2022. This is primarily due to canine getting spooked by fireworks, getting out of the home, and getting misplaced. There are some issues you are able to do in the present day to assist hold your pet protected this New Year’s Eve.

“Have a plan. Put your pet in a place where they are comfortable: a kennel, a crate, a bedroom, whatever. Play some loud music or a TV show to drown it out. Check their collar and their tag to make sure both are in great condition,” Reck mentioned.

PACC additionally asks that for those who discover a misplaced pet and they’re pleasant and in good situation, to maintain onto them for a pair to days to try to discover the proprietor earlier than bringing the pet to PACC.

PACC says in case your pet goes lacking, ensure you file a report with PACC. You can textual content “LOST” to (833) 552-0591 and it’ll stroll you thru the method.

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