PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, March 3 2023 – The Pima County Board of Supervisors at its February 21st meeting voted to accept a $100,000 grant from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of their lifesaving work for animals at Pima Animal Care Center and Pima County.
PACC plans to use the investment from Petco Love to fund community outreach with the goal of increasing awareness of the shelter’s lifesaving work and programs, particularly in Spanish-speaking areas of Pima County. Shelter leadership hopes that increasing marketing in these areas will help people learn more about how PACC can help keep families together with their pets.
“Petco Love’s support will help PACC save more animals in Pima County through vital community outreach and education,” said Monica Dangler, PACC’s Director of Animal Services. “We are honored to receive this grant, which will allow us to expand programs that will affect animal lives for years to come.”
Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations — like PACC — across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.
“Our investment in Pima Animal Care Center is part of more than $15 million in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We also launched Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet image recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”
Pima Animal Care Center is the only open-admissions animal shelter in Pima County and services an area of more than 9,000 square miles. The shelter takes in nearly 20,000 animals a year. Since 2012, PACC has dramatically decreased shelter euthanasia and has enacted new programming that has helped to achieve a lifesaving rate of more than 90%.