Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is testing a new range of services to keep pets with their families during these challenging times. The new services are part of a national initiative called Human Animal Support Services (HASS).
The goals include helping struggling pet owners access resources to keep their pets, getting stray pets home quickly without them having to enter the shelter system, providing food and medical assistance, housing more pets in foster homes, providing telehealth assessments for people considering pet surrender due to medical reasons, and allowing the public to quickly access the shelter through text and email exchanges.
PACC already has implemented some of these programs. Grant funding from GreaterGood.org, Petco Foundation, Spring Point Foundation, and others will help fund some of the new programs.