Osborne #446239. Age: 7 years. This German shepherd mix's adoption fees are waived. -- Credit: Pima Animal Care Center

Pima Animal Care Center is asking the community's assistance with the immediate overcrowding at its shelter by considering adoption.

All pets that have been in the shelter longer than two weeks are free, which includes vaccination, microchips and spay or neuter surgery if necessary.

In the meantime, PACC is working on more long term solutions. 

It has a standing request in a future bond package for a $22 million facility improvement. But, discussion of a bond election has been pushed back at least another year. 

PACC can't wait that long. So, the Board of Supervisors will discuss allocating money for a tent to be set up adjacent to the shelter to deal with the emergency overcrowding. This will allow PACC to reduce the number of animals per kennel.

Space heaters and evaporative cooling will be utilized to keep animals comfortable during seasonal changes. Money for additional staffing is also included in the request. 

Pima Animal Care Center is located at 4000 N. Silverbell Road.

For information, call 243-5900.

Contact reporter Angela Pittenger at 573-4137 or apitteng@azstarnet.com. Follow her on Twitter @CentsibleMama or on Facebook at facebook.com/centsiblemama.

Families and schools reporter for #ThisIsTucson. Artist, photographer, mother of one.