Public access to view dogs was restored on Saturday, once all cases of “kennel cough” were treated successfully, and pit bulls will be available for a $50 adoption fee in recognition of National Pit Bull Awareness Month throughout October. Cats will also be available at a $25 discount, cutting the cat adoption fee in half to just $25, as the shelter is nearing capacity in its feline facilities.
“We’ve received many new cats in need of families. Right now we have cats of all ages, from high energy kittens, to calm seniors,” Animal Control Supervisor Arleen Garcia says. “It’s the perfect time to find the right cat, or cats, for your home!”
Some cats from the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center are also available for adoption at the local PetSmart store.
Adoption fees include sterilization, the first set of vaccinations, a complete physical exam, City pet license, and a microchip implant. The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. To learn more, call (520) 458-4151.
Black cat adoptions to be suspended Oct. 23-Oct. 31
While the shelter would like to encourage adoptions this month, staff recognizes that it can be a particularly dangerous time for some cats.
October can pose risks for black cats due to their association with Halloween, which can make them victims of pranks or sought after for temporary adoptions. To be on the safe side, the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center will suspend black cat adoptions from Oct. 23 through Oct. 31.