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Pima Animal Care reaches goal of saving 12,000 animals

Newlyweds Robert and Rachel Jentoft made the 12,000th adoption Thursday afternoon when they took home a 2-year-old Siberian Husky named Samurai.

Pima Animal Care reaches goal of saving 12,000 animals

CREATED Jun 6, 2013 - UPDATED: Jun 20, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima Animal Care Center met their goal Thursday of saving 12,000 animals by June 30.

The 12,000th adoption was made at about 3:30 p.m., 10 days ahead of schedule! 

Newlyweds Robert and Rachel Jentoft adopted Samurai, a 2-year-old Siberian Husky.

Samurai or Sam was dropped off at PACC by his owners following a foreclosure.

The couple had been thinking about getting a dog for a few months. Robert wanted a similar dog to malamutes after having the breed as a child.

Soon after meeting Samurai, the couple was already talking about buying a kiddie pool for him and introducing him to bacon.

The three of them left PACC with a gift basket full of treats and toys.

But there are still many more animals that need a loving home.

PACC still has June deals to entice families to add new members. Adoption fees for the rest of June are $12 for dogs and cats over the age of four months are free.

More information can be found on Pima Animal Care Center's website.