PACC receives grant from Petco Foundation - Tucson News Now

PACC receives grant from Petco Foundation

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima Animal Care Center is the recipient of a $25,000 Petco Foundation grant that will be used to help provide medical services to pets in need. 

“We’re so grateful that Petco Foundation is investing in Pima County’s pets,” Karen Hollish, director of development and marketing, said in a recent release. “These critically needed items will help our team save lives now and in our new shelter for years to come.”

According to a PACC release, the grant will be used to purchase lifesaving medical equipment like: an surgery light, surgery table, electric lift exam table, animal incubators, as well as a syringe pump to help deliver nutrition to baby animals whose glucose levels are crashing and an additional dental scaler and polisher, and a trans-illuminator.  All of the equipment will be put to use immediately, according to PACC.

PACC's medical program was revitalized in 2014, thanks to Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, increasing the shelter's save rate from 70 percent to 90 percent.  With this new grant there will be additional resources to help save more pets that are injured, neonatal, senior and even those rescued from hoarding situations. According to PACC this new grant could help push its save rate even higher.  

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