The Pima Animal Care Center is planning a “Furball Fiesta” on Sunday to call attention to a competition it is vigorously working to win: It is among 50 shelters nationwide competing to find more homes for pets than ever before. That means finding homes for 5,000 pets by Aug. 31.
The grand prize? A whopping $100,000.
The free fiesta will include food trucks, vendors, a jumping castle and free adoptions.
The county-run shelter is at 4000 N. Silverbell Road.
Here’s the day’s schedule:
6-8 a.m.: Zumbathon with Ms. Fit Zumba instructors and Afro-Caribbean percussionist Richard Noel. Sponsored by Tucson Medical Center.
8-10 a.m.: Community dog walk and cat cuddle to give the pets a little fresh air and people time with a jaunt around the lake behind the center. Sign up via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
10-10:30 a.m.: Pep rally and premiere of the center’s new video, featuring Pima Animal Care Center volunteers and a center dog. Bring your own pompoms.
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Mariachi and folklorico entertainment featuring shelter manager Jose Ocaño.
If you’re interested in volunteering, fostering or adopting, check out the Pima Animal Care Center page on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/paccpets
About this feature
All the pets featured here have been spayed/neutered and have had their shots.
Be sure to take the pet ID number listed with the animal if you go to PACC to see a particular cat or dog.
For information go to www.pimaanimalcare.org or call 243-5900.