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  • PACC auction exceeds expectations, raises $20Gs

    Jul 29, 2015 | Read More News
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    Pima Animal Care Center is thanking the community for its support of the Bow Wow Meow Online Community Art Auction, which ended Tuesday night and raised more than $20,000 for the shelter’s medical fund. 

    auction art“When a small group of volunteers and I put this event together, we were not sure how it would go,” PACC’s Development Director Karen Hollish said. “We are astounded by how our community of artists and art-lovers stepped up to support our community’s sick and injured pets.”

    Local artists and collectors donated more than 120 pieces for the event, which lasted 10 days. Local photographers Ann-Eve Cunningham and Michael Kloth photographed the art and incorporated adopted and adoptable PACC pets into the photos.

    The event’s original goal was $3,500. Within an hour of the auction’s start, that goal had been met, so organizers increased the goal to $5,000. After that goal was met, they settled on a final goal $10,000. By the end of the auction, the community had stepped up to double that. The final total was $20,023.

    “We are amazed by the community’s support,” Hollish said.

    As the only shelter in Pima County that never turns away a pet in need, PACC takes in more than 20,000 pets each year. Its medical fund helps to pay for essential care items like antibiotics, pain medications and bandages.

    The shelter’s Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, says close to 75 percent of all PACC pets require some sort of medical attention during their stay at PACC.