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  • Pima Animal Care Center launches Top 14 Saves of 2014

    Dec 18, 2014 | Read More News
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    14 saves of 2014 kittenPima Animal Care Center today launched a fundraising campaign called the Top 14 Saves of 2014. The campaign celebrates the end of the first year PACC has had a dedicated shelter veterinarian. The other staff veterinarian was focused on spay/neuter surgeries for shelter pets, rabies quarantine and cruelty investigations. Since Dr. Jennifer Wilcox was hired in February, the shelter has been able to medically treat and save many pets it couldn’t have saved in years past.

    Starting this week and ending on Dec. 31, the shelter will share some of this year’s favorite furry faces in an online campaign called the Top 14 Saves of 2014!

    The campaign highlights pets who arrived at PACC with conditions such as badly broken bones, painful hernias, sunburns, malnutrition or irreparably infected eyes. Because of the increased public and charitable support PACC received this year, all 14 animals – plus hundreds of their friends – were healed and adopted into loving homes.

    “This year more sick, injured and neglected pets got a second chance at our shelter than ever before,” said PACC’s Chief of Operations Kristin Barney. “As the only shelter in our community that never turns a pet away, we of course still face challenges – but we’re very proud of this year’s progress, and we are grateful to the community for its support.”

    From July 1 through November 30, the shelter’s average live-release rate reached a record high of 82 percent. Just four years ago, the shelter’s live-release rate was 47 percent.

    To follow the Top 14 Saves of 2014, “like” Pima Animal Care on Facebook at To make a year-end, tax-deductible donation to the shelter’s medical fund, visit