November 6, 2021 - An update on my training. Since July, I've been getting ready for this event, and as of November 5, 2021, I have logged over 900 miles. That's equivalent to riding from Tucson to Denver, Colorado! I'll continue to train until the ride on November 20. Please consider a few dollars for the cause I'm riding for / Friends of PACC.
I will be riding in the 2021 El Tour de Tucson for Friends of PACC. Would you please support my 57-mile ride by donating to this great charity? To those donating, whether named or anonymous donors, I thank you for your support! I know this money helps support resources needed to enhance and save the lives of pets in need. I start my training rides at PACC and always see the volunteers walking dogs around Silverbell Lake. Their tireless efforts go unnoticed for the most part. In addition, the staff does their very best each day to find adoptions and care for all the animals left at PACC. It's my honor to ride for this cause. Thank you again for your support.
Friends of Pima Animal Care Center
Friends of Pima Animal Care Center (PACC's Official 501(c)(3)) invites you to ride with the PACC in the 39th El Tour de Tucson, Saturday, November 19th, 2022!
The Ride with the PACC team is passionate about cycling, pets, and our community. This year, Friends of PACC is the only non-profit serving cats and dogs in our community. Your ride can make a dramatic and focused impact on the lives of truly vulnerable pets.
Pima Animal Care Center is the only open-admission shelter in the 9,000+ square miles of Pima County and never turns away a pet in crisis. In FY 20/21, PACC took in 14,676 pets, including 7,860 lost animals and 4,861 pets surrendered by their owners. PACC takes in and provides individualized care as needed to every stray dog, pets with medical or behavioral needs, and pets whose owners are in crisis. Ninety-two percent of the animals left the shelter through adoption, reunification with their owner, or rescue placement. During the COVID pandemic, staff worked tirelessly with the community to keep animals in their homes and neighborhoods. Our community responded overwhelmingly by holding on to healthy and friendly stray animals to help get more pets reunited with their families.
Those are some big numbers—we know—but every pet at PACC is treated as an individual. We hope you will consider joining us for this incredible local event and be a part of a team that has fun all year long! In addition to fundraising and riding in the El Tour de Tucson itself, riders can volunteer to help organize and promote the team, join and/or lead group training rides for all abilities.
Friends of PACC is the official nonprofit partner to Pima Animal Care Center. Our mission is to support the shelter and enhance its efforts to save lives. Donations ensure that every abandoned, neglected, and abused pet in need gets the chance to find a loving home. In 2019 PACC took in over 18,400 pets and had a save rate of 91%.