Volunteers needed to walk and cuddle shelter pets July 4

2013-07-01T09:03:00Z 2013-07-01T09:20:47Z Volunteers needed to walk and cuddle shelter pets July 4Stephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 01, 2013 9:03 am  • 

With the Pima Animal Care Center shelter closed for the holiday, volunteers are needed to make sure the animals stay healthy and hopeful while they’re waiting for new homes.

If you have an hour or two to take a stroll or a jog around scenic Silverbell Lake,  the shelter has a dog that would love to keep you company. The walk begins at 8 a.m.

Please RSVP to jacneu@yahoo.com by July 2 to let shelter workers know you'll be there. Participants must be at least 16 years of age. They also ask for a picture ID to help keep track of the dogs and leashes.

For those who are interested in volunteering on a more regular basis, there’s an open house from 11 a.m. until noon.

And in case you fall in love, there also will be adoptions from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The adoption special will be $13 for adult dogs and cats in honor of the 13 original colonies.

Donations of spare blankets or towels and cans of dog or cat food are welcome.

Pima Animal Care Center would also like to take this time to remind folks that the squeals, flashes and booms of fireworks can be very frightening for animals.

Pima Animal Care Center recommends not sharing the experience with your pet if you’re going to see the fireworks. They’ll be more comfortable in familiar surroundings, with soothing music playing in the background.

Please make sure all outside gates are latched. And if your pet does happen to escape in a panic, make sure to check with the shelter, as well as with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

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