Christmas for the cats and canines - Tucson News Now

Christmas for the cats and canines

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Some people in Pima County spent the holiday with some furry friends. The dogs and cats at the Pima Animal Care Center got to stretch their legs with help from almost 100 volunteers.

For years the Pima Animal Care Center has had volunteers come down on holidays. But this Christmas, the walkers built up their numbers on Facebook.

"Just a handful, a dozen or two who would try to get them out and they'd be here most of the day, but right now we have one dog-walker per dog, so they can take them out as long as they want," said Kim Janes, manager at Pima Animal Care Center.

While dogs got out in the sunshine, kittens got an extra big cuddle. A total of nearly $5,000 in donations also came in today including beds, blankets, and good.

All of this is for the adoptable cats and dogs who are ready for a forever home today and enjoyed the volunteer TLC in the meantime.

"I'm out there volunteering by walking the dogs because my son is serving in Afghanistan and I didn't want to spend the holiday by myself…If it were not for the charity and the huge, warm hearts of the citizens of this community and this county, none of this would be possible," said Kim Newton.

If you missed the chance to walk to dogs today, you'll have another chance in exactly one week. 

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