Jan 2, 2013 12:10 PM by Faye DeHoff
TUCSON - To help celebrate the New Year and to help 'petless' households realize the benefits of pet ownership, Pima Animal Care Center is offering reduced adoption fees.
For the month of January, all pets can be adopted for $13.00. The center is offering the reduced rates because of recent statistics showing many American homes are without a pet.
The American Pet Products Association reported last year that only 39 percent of
households across the nation own at least one dog, while 33 percent own cats.
Pet ownership has proven effective in providing companionship, warming cold laps and encouraging physical activity!
Hospitals and nursing homes, well aware of the ability of animals to counteract
depression and isolation, regularly turn to animals as social therapy.
The Centers for Disease Control have identified other health benefits as well, noting
pets can decrease blood pressure, triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels.
For a more comprehensive list of potential benefits, please visit
The adoption center, at 4000 N. Silverbell Road, is open noon to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.