Coming soon to Pima Animal Care Center: Bach, not barks | Community Spirit
Pima County Animal Care Center is thanking Tucson and surrounding communities for donating funds to purchase a new sound system for the facility.
This new sound system will allow the shelter to play calming classical music for the animals.
“Best practices demand improving the quality of life for animals at our adoption center, and it’s been established that music does indeed have a soothing effect on animals,” said Shelter Manager Justin Gallick, in a recent news release.
Gallick also noted that animals are already stressed about being in a new environment, full of unfamiliar noises, plus a large number of new animals and a great deal of foot traffic. That stress can often lead to barking and other symptoms of anxiety behavior. With lower stress levels the animals will likely translate into better behaved animals, which increases the likelihood the animals will find new families.
Pima County Animal Care Manager Kim Janes said he is deeply grateful that the community – within the span of a few short weeks – has raised $10,000 to help provide the type of environment that the animals deserve.
Janes cautioned though that the system won’t be up and running right away, since it still has to go through the design process to ensure it will be equipped to serve the facility long into the future, even as technology advances.
This successful winter drive followed on the heels of a successful fall effort that raised enough funds to put elevated dog beds in every kennel.
For those looking for a pet to warm up their homes, Pima Animal Care Center has many great pets in all variety of sizes, shapes and colors to choose from. Please connect with us at www.pima.gov/animalcare.