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JoJo, a Giant Kitty Save by Friends of PACC 2015/12/14

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abandoned fat cat

It was the middle of Tucson’s sweltering hot summer when one of PACC’s Animal Care Officers went to rescue JoJo, who weighed a whopping 29 pounds, from outside an apartment complex where he had been abandoned.

The obese cat was lethargic, panting and in obvious distress.

The officer brought JoJo back to PACC and right into the ICU. The donations from the Friends of PACC meant that one of the shelter’s veterinarians, Dr. Sarah Rios, could immediately give the overheated feline emergency care. She and her technicians worked to administer IV fluids, give him a cooling shave, and provide watchful, supportive care for several days while JoJo regained his health.

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Thanks for saving me!

After JoJo health was stable, he went into foster care. He regained strength, lost weight and soon found a loving family.

WISHLIST
Monetary donations to the Friends of PACC will be used where the shelter’s pets need them the most. If you wish to make an in-kind gift of supplies to help the pets of Pima Animal Care Center, we suggest you look at the shelter’s Amazon Wish List: . Shelter staffers update the list weekly to reflect the pets’ most pressing needs, and your donations will be shipped right to the shelter’s doors.

The above written by Karen Hollish.

BRACELETS MAKE GREAT GIFTS
It’s that time a year again when gift giving is at its most. Beading Divas Bracelets make awesome gifts for fashionable females and for animal lovers who want to be reminded (each bracelet comes with a dangling paw charm) of helping animals in need in our community.

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Your gift of a bracelet will be well received. 90% of bracelet sales online and at these local venues will be donated to Friends of PACC who provide the extras that PACC cannot provide. It’s a win for the animals. And don’t forget to gift yourself. Bracelets cost $20/no tax.

You can buy bracelets online and at these venues around Tucson:

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Mon/Tues)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898

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Friends of PACC, Beading Divas Fundraiser Recipient 2015/12/06

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Friends of PACC helped Honey

Honey is calm

Because of FRIENDS OF PACC, a special fund through the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, some dogs at PACC are able to calm down from kennel stress by receiving an anti-anxiety aid that is not funded by PACC. Here is one dog’s story:

Helping PACC Dogs Cope with Shelter Stress
By Karen Hollish, director, Friends of PACC
photo credit: Michael Kloth photography

Soon after she started working for Pima Animal Care Center this summer, Dr. Karyn Carlson came to us with an urgent request. She’d noticed many dogs who were exceptionally stressed in PACC’s old and overcrowded shelter, and she suspected that Trazodone, a gentle anti-anxiety aid that she’d prescribed to dogs in other settings, could help many of them cope.

With support from friends like you, we were able to grant PACC a 3-month supply of the medication, which the county cannot currently buy. Dr. Carlson tells us the gift is helping the shelter save the lives of dozens of dogs who are showing signs of shelter stress like self-injury, attempted biting and storm anxiety.

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high anxiety Honey

One such dog is Honey, a young greyhound / pit bull mix whose first family surrendered her to PACC due to their allergies. When we first met Honey, she was cowering in the back of her kennel. Her adoptability seemed low, but after Dr. Carlson put her on a Trazodone regimen, Honey began to come out of her shell.

Honey eventually caught the attention of Linda B., an Oro Valley resident who took Honey home. On her first night home, Linda gave Honey one calming Trazodone dose to help her settle in.

After that, Linda said, Honey didn’t need the medication, as she adjusted perfectly to life outside of the shelter — just as our doctors had predicted.

“Thank you so much,” Linda said. “I really love this animal.”

Today Dr. Carlson said the Medical Team is working with PACC volunteers to identify other dogs who might need a little help weathering shelter stress.

“The Trazodone pilot is going great,” Dr. Carlson tells us. “Our dogs seem to be responding very well to it, and we have several long-termers on it.”

Bracelets helping pet rescue

Adopt me!

Consider helping FRIENDS OF PACC and buy a bracelet or two (tis the season to give gifts). Bracelets are made from donated beads, one size fits most, and every bracelet comes with a dangling paw charm. You can buy them online. You can also buy them at these local venues:

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Mon/Tues)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

Beading Divas bracelets will also be at the 4th Avenue Street Fair on December 11, 12, 13.

Tucson: Friends of PACC, Beading Divas December Charity 2015/12/01

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No animals are turned away

For the month of December, Beading Divas to Rescue is thrilled to be fundraising for Friends of Pima Animal Care Center (PACC).

The Friends of Pima Animal Care Center is a project fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. It exists solely to support the work done at the only shelter in Pima County that never turns away a pet in need.

There are many challenges that come with being Pima County’s only open-admission shelter. On an annual basis, PACC cares for more than 20,000 animals, including many who arrive ill, injured or abused. The shelter routinely reaches overflow conditions, and even with a much-needed new shelter approved by voters in November 2014, the needs often outstrip available resources – which is where community support makes a huge difference.

The Friends of PACC fills critical resource shortages that the county can’t fill.

Recent investments include the purchase of a dental x-ray machine, so that PACC’s vets can save the lives of senior pets and pets who suffered oral trauma; the purchase of long-acting pain medications, so that cats who undergo major surgeries recover in the most comfortable way; and the purchase of the most effective compounding de-wormer, so that all baby animals surrendered to PACC have the best chance of staying healthy and finding a forever home.

Stay tuned as we will be sharing stories for how Friends of PACC are helping the animals.

Bracelets for a cause

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In the meantime check out the one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets with paw charm. One size fits most. The bracelets cost $20 (no tax). You can find a large assortment ONLINE and at these fine stores in Tucson:

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Mon/Tues)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

Beading Divas bracelets will also be at the 4th Avenue Street Fair on December 11, 12, 13.

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