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  • PACC Top 10 Saves of 2016

    Dec 22, 2016 | Read More News
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    It’s that time of year again! Pima Animal Care Center is recapping the lives of 10 remarkable pets saved at its shelter in the Top 10 Saves of 2016 series. 
    As the County’s only shelter that helps every pet presented to it for care, PACC prides itself on being able to give second chances to thousands of pets who have been hurt, mistreated, injured, found as strays or relinquished by their owners. Thanks to the work of dedicated staff, more than 600 active volunteers, 55-plus rescue partners and thousands of donors, PACC is able to provide these pets the love, attention and medical care needed while they find new loving homes. In 2016, the shelter reached a 90 percent save rate and put a happy ending on many tragic stories.
    Check back daily between Dec. 22 and Dec. 31 to see the latest story in this series. 


    #10: Meet Maya, who was transformed by love

    When Maya's first family brought her to Pima Animal Care Center last May, this 14-year-old Shih Tzu mix was starving, matted and infested with maggots. She was too dirty, they said, to be inside with their child, and they asked PACC to put her to sleep. 


    #9: Meet Skeeter and Lorde, who work for their food

    In 2016, nearly 100 cats found second chances through PACC's Working Cat Program.


    #8: Meet Kimber and Rossi, who survived parvo and found the perfect family

    More than 100 second chances were given to puppies with parvo in 2016.


    #7: Meet Harlow, who was lost, found and now home for the holidays

    Harlow was one of more than 1,700 lost pets reunited with their families in 2016.


    #6: Meet Johnny Five, who is alive thanks to you!

    In 2016, this faltering kitten got the care he needed to bounce back, thanks to supporters of PACC.

    daisy and cooper

    #5: Meet Daisy and Cooper, who went from skeletal to smiling

    PACC's medical team helped Daisy and Cooper regain health so they could find a loving home.


    #4: Meet Francesca, who inspires us to forgive

    This year-old Terrier mix survived a cruel attack where she was shot by a BB gun 38 times. 

    Mr. Bun Bun

    #3: Meet Mr. Bun Bun, a special-needs senior who found love 

    PACC mostly serves dogs and cats, but will occasionally also tend to a pocket pet, turtle or bunny–such as Mr. Bun Bun.

    Turtle and Peaches

    #2: Meet Turtle and Peaches, who took the world by storm

    In 2016, PACC launched a pilot program with Catalina Springs Memory Care to foster kittens too young to live at the shelter.



    #1: Meet Roo, who is rolling thanks to you!

    PACC's Top 10 Saves of 2016 series comes to a close today with the story of Roo, who was born with no front legs. PACC saved her from a hoarding situation.

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