Library launches holiday drive to help Pima County's homeless pets

The Pima County Public Library has launched a collection drive for donations to help the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), which cares for nearly 20,000 pets each year.

Library donations help the Pima Animal Care Center.   File photo

The Pima County Public Library has launched a collection drive for donations to help the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), which cares for nearly 20,000 pets each year. 

“We’re grateful to Pima County Public Library for hosting this holiday drive," PACC Director Kristen Auerbach said of the program, now in its second year. "And, of course, our appreciation goes out to all of the library customers who help make it a success. 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.”

“We’re glad to be able to help another Pima County Department in getting what they need to be successful and ensure the animals are well cared for," librarian for the Pima County Public Library and donation drive coordinator Vicki Duraine said in a statement. 

Among the items needed are pate'-style canned cat, dog, puppy and kitten food, kitten and puppy milk formula, towels, blankets without stuffing, plastic and metal pet crates in all sizes, cat toys, dog and cat treats as well as pet supply store gift cards. 

In addition to rescuing pets in need, PACC also enforces laws, ordinances, responds to animal abuse complaints and works with over five dozen rescue and welfare partners to find homes for animals. 

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