It’s Christmas in July at PACC

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PACC Christmas in July flyer
Press release from Pima County Communications:
This is a reminder that this Friday, Saturday and Sunday is the Pima Animal Care Center’s Christmas in July adoption event.
There will be free adoptions for dogs and cats (though dog adoptions will require payment of the $15 license fee).
PACC is transforming the center into a winter wonderland and adopting families can have their picture taken with Santa and their new fury family member for free. There will be food, fun and prizes, too.

While this is a fun event, it also is serious business. PACC is full. More than full, in fact. There are more than 1,000 animals at the facility now, a near record number, including many, many cats and kittens. As you know, PACC never turns an animal away – the only shelter of its kind in the county – so the public’s help adopting some of these animals and reducing the center’s census is badly needed.
Any help you can provide informing the public about this event will help save some of these animals’ lives.
Additionally, PACC is in the middle of a three month ASPCA contest to save more animals between June and August than it did last June through August. If PACC has the greatest percentage of animals saved, it could receive $100,000. Despite having saved 1,110 animals so far, which is 90 more than the same period last year, as of right now, PACC is in 7th place out of 10 shelters in its division. This weekend could help boost the center up a few spaces and give it a better shot at the grand prize.
Find more info on the Rachel Ray ASPCA Challenge, go here:
Call Karen Hollish at PACC for more information, 520-243-5900 or to arrange interviews, photography, B-roll, etc.
Mark B. Evans
Senior Editor
Pima County Communications Office
Office: 520-724-3334
Cell: 520-369-9123
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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).