PACC hosting pet supply distribution event

PACC hosting pet supply distribution event
The store at Pima Animal Care Center is now open. (Source: Randy Metcalf)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Pima Animal Care Center is planning a pet supply distribution event at Mission Manor Elementary School SUSD.

Officials say pet owners won’t need to have a pet with them in order to pick up supplies.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, people have been asking us for help so that they can keep their pet,’” said Michele Figueroa, Director of Human Animal Support Services, “If we are able to keep a pet in a loving home all for the cost of some food or leashes, we absolutely want to make that happen.”

The event will be on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 1-5 p.m. or until supplies run out.

PACC has served 2,000 families through this program, distributing 1.3 million meals, and 36,180 pounds of supplies to vulnerable pet owners. This program is funded through the Friends of PACC and food is provided by local donors and by Amazon and Greater Good. PACC distributed goods at 31 sites across the County.

There will be a variety of items available including collars, food, leashes, bowls, treats, toys, pet stairs, kitty litter, and much more. There will also be some human-related items too, like laundry detergent, blankets, hygiene products, and more.

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