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  • Library teams up with PACC to help homeless pets this holiday season

    Dec 06, 2017 | Read More News
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    ‘Tis the season for giving and Pima County Public Library has just the opportunity! Beginning Dec. 11, the Library joined with Pima Animal Care Center to collect donations for homeless pets this holiday season.

    donations to PACCFrom Dec. 11–Dec. 23, the Library will collect pet supply donations for animals at PACC, our community’s only open-admission shelter. Donations can be dropped off at any Pima County Public Library location. To find the Library nearest you, visit or call Infoline at (520) 791-4010.

    PACC serves a vital role in rescuing pets in need and among its many services it offers shelter and second chances for abandoned pets, none of whom are turned away. It also protects public health and safety by enforcing laws and ordinances, responds to complaints of animal abuse, and works with more than five dozen rescue and welfare partners to find loving homes for homeless animals. On average, PACC cares for nearly 20,000 pets each year. 

    Want to participate, but don’t know what to donate? PACC has provided a wishlist to help guide you:
    Paté-style canned cat, dog, puppy and kitten food
    Kitten and puppy milk formula
    Towels and blankets without stuffing
    Plastic and metal pet crates, all sizes
    Plastic cat toys
    Peanut butter
    Hard Kong toys
    Dog and cat treats
    Gift cards to pet supply stores

    Donors can also find items on PACC’s Amazon wishlist

    “We’re grateful to Pima County Public Library for hosting this holiday drive. And, of course, our appreciation goes out to all of the Library customers who help make it a success,” said PACC Director Kristen Auerbach. “Our pets, our staff, and our volunteers recognize how essential community support is and having the Library rally behind us is a great way to raise awareness and much-needed supplies.” 

    This is the second year Librarian Vicki Duraine has spearheaded the donation drive. She says, “We’re glad to be able to help another Pima County Department in getting what they need to be successful and ensure the animals are well cared for.”