County shelter, Humane Society offer back-to-school pet-adoption specials

2013-08-01T11:19:00Z 2013-08-01T11:36:38Z County shelter, Humane Society offer back-to-school pet-adoption specialsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 01, 2013 11:19 am  • 

Here's something to take the sting out of going back to school: All teachers, professors, teaching assistants and tutors in the Tucson area can adopt a pet for free at the Pima Animal Care Center this month.

Licensing fees, which are $15 a year for altered dogs, still apply.

The county-run shelter is open seven days a week — noon-7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. It’s at 4000 N. Silverbell Road.

For everyone else, pet adoptions are $35, plus the price of a license. That fee includes spay/neuter surgery, if necessary, and shots and microchipping. Puppies under the age of three months are $85.

For more information go to or call 243-5900.

In addition, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona is hosting a "Late Night, Back-to-School" adoption event from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the main shelter at 3450 N. Kelvin.

Select dogs and cats will have a zero adoption fee and all other pets have a half-off adoption fee. Call 327-6088 for more information.


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