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  • National Volunteer Week: Volunteers make a world of difference for homeless pets

    Apr 25, 2013 | Read More News
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    PACCvolunteerThe dogs at our adoption center have had their daily dose of fresh air and exercise this week because of the volunteers who lace up tennis shoes each morning.

    Families have added to their “packs” because our volunteers have helped make great love matches.

    Thirteen of our dogs visited the Pima County Fair last weekend and found new homes because volunteers helped staff our booth.

    And this weekend, volunteers will be armed with paint brushes to spruce up the walls of the shelter.

    In honor of National Volunteer Week, which was established in 1974 and runs through April 27, Pima Animal Care Center celebrates the extraordinary individuals who make such a difference in this community by opening their hearts to animals waiting for a second chance at happiness.

    “It really does take an entire community working together to make things better,” said José Ocaño, the volunteer coordinator for Pima Animal Care Center. “Every single volunteer who gives of their time makes a tremendous impact. We couldn’t face the critical challenges we have to address every day without them and we are deeply appreciative.”

    Want to help? In a 45-minute Open House on Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m., we’ll share all the information you’ll need to see how you can help our animals find new homes and to help our adoption center be the best it can be.

    If this Saturday won’t work, we have plenty more sessions coming up. Please visit