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  • Friends of PACC announces lifesaving campaign

    Jun 28, 2018 | Read More News
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    The following was submitted by Friends of PACC, following the announcement of its campaign to raise funding for critical needed resources at PACC's shelter. 

    Meet the Friends of Pima Animal Care Center! They are the official nonprofit, philanthropic partner of Pima Animal Care Center. Friends of PACC (Friends) is a 501(c)(3) that grants critically needed resources directly to PACC so that we can continue our lifesaving progress.

    FOP campaignIn just a few years, Friends has raised over $4.25 million dollars to help PACC go above and beyond the care that pets are already receiving. With the new, voter-approved campus nearing completion it’s important that PACC's groundbreaking programs have the support they need to sustain our growing 90 percent save rate. And that’s what Friends is all about. 

    Friends has just announced the public phase of its Your Love Saves Lives campaign and hopes to raise the remaining $750,000 of their $5 million dollar goal by November 2018 to secure the foundational programming of PACC’s lifesaving initiatives.

    With support from donors, the Friends is working to save more lives by...
    • Increasing PACC’s medical staff and purchase essential medical supplies and medications so PACC veterinarians can care for all savable pets.
    • Expanding PACC’s Community Support Services to protect vulnerable pets, and give owners, fosters, and adopters the resources they need to provide compassionate care as a pet guardian.
    • Enhancing PACC’s Foster and Adoption Programs so that the most at-risk pets can be saved and find loving adoptive and foster homes or rescue placements.
    • Bolstering PACC’s programs for shelter cats, including systematic medical monitoring, enrichment, and specialized placement for non-social cats.
    • Friends operates independently of Pima County and relies on individual donations and grants. Friends can respond immediately to day-to-day shelter needs as they work very closely with PACC staff. Nearly all of their board members volunteer at PACC, spending many hours socializing cats, promoting adoptable dogs, and even answering calls to the Pet Support hotline. 
    “Friends works to strengthen PACC’s existing, progressive programming and help close critical lifesaving gaps,” said Friends’ Executive Director Jennifer Camano. “It is only through the support of Pima County residents that every pet who comes to Pima Animal Care Center is supported with the resources needed to find a loving home.”

    Learn more about Friends of PACC at