Help homeless pets during the holiday season!

(Tucson - ARIZ) - ‘Tis the season for giving! Join us in making the 3rd Annual PACC Holiday Pet Supply Drive a huge success!

Librarian Vicki Ann Duraine spearheads the Library's annual donation drive for our furry friends at Pima Animal Care Center, our community's only open admission shelter. Vicki, who used to work for the center and is deeply passionate about the organization and animal well-being, offers up a few thoughts on the drive and how to get involved...

The literary world is full of quotes about animals. One of my favorites is by Anatole France: "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”

I have spent a lifetime in the company of animals and, while I can’t confirm an awakened soul, I can assure you that my heart is full. Each companion delivers joys (dogs on the passenger seat; cats on my lap; horses on the trail), sorrows,  and frustrations. Why do cats think they are the absolute best “angel” to top a tree? Or prefer the wrapping and box to the perfect cat toy that you spent hours researching on Amazon?

Unfortunately, not all pets are lucky enough to spend the holidays shredding gift wrap at home. Through Sunday, December 23, brighten the lives of the 500 animals housed at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) by joining in the Pima County Public Library holiday supply drive. Thanks to you, last year we netted over 1,600 pounds in contributions!

Donations can be dropped off at any library. For a list of needed supplies, pick up a wish list at your library or visit the PACC website. Donors can also find items on PACC's Amazon wishlist.

“Every little bit helps our pets in need. PACC takes in 50–100 pets every single day. That adds up to about 17,000 homeless pets a year,” said PACC Community Liaison Nikki Reck. “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.”

For more information about the drive, call 520-594-5275. For more information about your pet, check out these titles and many more at your neighborhood library.

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