by Dan Gibson
I often feel overwhelmed by the number of animals out there awaiting adoption; we got our beloved dog, Django, from a shelter, but we can't really take on another pet at the moment for a few reasons. However, the shelter community has really done a great job creating easy opportunities, complete with what are essentially pet starter kits, to bring a new animal into your home. This weekend, the Pima Animal Care Center has an helpful and fun weekend planned.
Our “Three…Two…Just ONE Day” Event is a THREE DAY ADOPT-A-THON leading up to the “Just ONE Day” event in which we hope to adopt out a MINIMUM of 40 dogs a day (120 dogs total) and 20 cats a day (60 cats total) in those three days. This should keep PACC from euthanizing ANY adoptable animals even beyond Monday, June 11th. All adopted animals will come with a “Set Up For Success” package specific to their needs, to include a collar, leash (for dogs), food, etc.
This community wide event will run for three days at both PACC and Foothills Mall.
Family friendly activities will take place at both locations and may include Boot Camp, Zumba, "Dogs Take The CatWalk" Celebrity Show, Singer-Songwriters, Dog Shows featuring Tricks & Education, DJ, Food and THE JUSTICE LEAGUE...a (non-profit) Charity Costuming Group featuring the likes of the SuperHeroes and Villians from the DC Comics. **They help raise funds for Local charity groups by contributing and making appearances in costume to fundraisers and events, ie: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Children’s Miracle Network (UMC/TMC), Kids Need to Read.**
In addition, each weekend day will start with a 7:00am Community Dog Walk and PARADE around Silverbell Lake. Walkers to include community volunteers, Police, Firefighters, Southern Arizona Roadrunners, and additional participating "Tucson Businesses That Have Gone To The Dogs". A well exercised dog is a happy, healthy, calmer dog...which translates into a happier, healthier, calmer environment for all involved! There will be recognition in many categories...The largest group in attendance, Best Dog Walking Costume/attire and Best Showmanship for DogWalker and PACC Pooch, among others!!!