The Weber Duo
Brian and Carol moved to Tucson in 2016 when Brian's job relocated here from Milwaukee. Carol begin volunteering at Pima Animal Care Center as a dog walker in early 2017 and instantly found a worthy cause for her time and talents. The shelter is a place that can be sad, when you see so many pups in the kennels. But you quickly realize that their fate would be much worse if they were not safely housed and fed in the facilities that the citizens of Pima County voted to improve.
This past year, Carol and Brian fostered a medical intake, Bucky, whose story was absolutely heartbreaking. The amazing vetenary staff woked their miracles to keep this precious pup alive when he was brought in by APS with life threatening injuries. After two weeks in the clinic, he was able to be fostered and he spent a month with them where he was able to fully recover. He needed his pack and after a short stint with another foster, he returned to PACC where an adopter found him a few weeks later and he went to his furever home.
Brian and Carol are avid bicylists and rode our first El Tour De Tucson in 2018 with the 50 mile route as part of the first Friends of PACC team. We signed up for our 2nd El Tour de Tucson in 2019 and completed the 100 mile route. We are excited to ride our tandem again this year for our 3rd race, training for the 100 mile route again.
This year PACC has been overwhelmed with dogs and cats being picked up by APS, surrendered by owners, or strays that were brought in by kind strangers. For the volunteers, there have been many long days walking the pups to get them out of the kennel stress for a short respite. With the census so high, that means more resources are needed for everything - food, bedding, collars, leashes, toys, poop bags...
Brian and Carol would like to raise $1000 to help Friends of PACC provide the resources that are needed to support the pups and cats that find themselves at PACC while they wait for adopters to come and take them home. We hope you will help us by thinking about your own pets and making a donation in their honor or memory.
Thank you for your support of the special animals that are waiting at PACC.
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 Pima Animal Care Center
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%.