Library teams up with Pima Animal Care Center to help homeless pets this holiday season

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – ‘Tis the season for giving and Pima County Public Library has just the opportunity! Beginning Monday, December 10, the Library will join with Pima Animal Care Center to collect donations for homeless pets this holiday season.

From December 10–23, 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 library location

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, responding to complaints of animal abuse, and working with more than five dozen rescue and welfare partners to find loving homes for homeless animals. 

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
  • Nylabones and Kong toys
  • Dog and cat treats
  • Dog booties
  • Gift cards from PetSmart, Petco, Amazon, Home Depot and Lowes

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 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.”

This is the third year Librarian Vicki Ann Duraine has spearheaded the donation drive. She says, “The community and Library personnel’s generous response is heartwarming. as a past PACC employee, I have personal knowledge of the daily challenges the shelter faces and its employees’ commitment and dedication.”



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Pima Animal Care Center has a mission to rescue pets in need, protect our community and save lives. Follow PACC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.