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  • Supervisor Sharon Bronson helps tackle a mini-mountain of laundry at the shelter

    Jun 06, 2014 | Read More News
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    Around-the-clock every single day of the year, the industrial washer and dryer at Pima Animal Care Center churns away, whittling down the mountain of bedding and towels that must be cleaned in a facility that houses an average of 600 animals a day.
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    The Center has not had sufficient funding – about $15,000 with installation – for a second set. Pima County Supervisors Chair Sharon Bronson has generously offered to match the community’s donations to purchase one.

    “We are very grateful to Supervisor Bronson for her assistance, since this washer and dryer will help ensure all of our pets have clean, soft bedding on which to sleep,” said Kristin Barney, chief of operations at Pima Animal Care Center.

    Supervisor Bronson, a pet lover herself with three rescue cats at home, encouraged the community to help support the community’s shelter, which takes every pet in need. “I challenge you to give now to double the impact for our homeless pets, so we can make their stay more comfortable while they’re waiting for their new homes."

    There are a few ways you can help:

    • Donate online. Please let us know you are making a matching donation by writing "matching campaign" in the text box.
    • Donate by cash or check. Please be sure to write “matching campaign” in the note field, and mail or deliver your check to 4000 N. Silverbell Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745.
    • If you can’t give money, we can always use gifts of canned pet food or puppy/kitten milk replacer; find them on our Amazon Wish List here.
    • And if you can’t donate at all, you can still be a great ambassador! Please let your family and friends know about the great pets we have for adoption and the great adoption specials we feature.

    Any funds raised above the amount needed for the washer/dryer will be used for canned food and other pet comfort items.