Animal shelter offers June special to spur adoptions

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases

The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center is offering an adoption special for both dogs and cats through the end of June as adoptions are sorely needed to free up space at the shelter.

The summer is typically a busy time for the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center and the shelter is already stretching its capacity due to many recent turn-ins of animals now in need of new homes. Through the end of June, both dog and cat adoption fees will be reduced by $25, down to $50 for dogs and $25 for cats.

“We’re pursuing a variety of options to free up space, to include working with other area shelters and animal rescue organizations, but we’re still in a tight spot,” Animal Control Supervisor Arleen Garcia says. “If you’re considering adoption or would be interested in fostering, please come in soon because we have an urgent need right now.”

The shelter staff also asks that anyone planning to turn in an animal hold off for as long as they can and that anyone trapping stray cats pause their activities for now.

Foster families must fill out an application, provide proof of rabies vaccinations for any pets in their home, and allow staff to make sure the foster will be a good match in their home. The shelter provides foster families with food and supplies to support the foster animals in their care.  

All adoptions include sterilization, the first set of vaccinations, a complete physical exam, City pet license, and a microchip implant at no additional charge. For more information, stop by the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center or call (520) 458-4151.

If you go

The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center is located at 6799 E. Highway 90. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. It is closed on Sunday and Monday.