Pima Animal Care Center receive $5,000 award from Petco Foundation

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima Animal Care Center received a $5,000 award from the Petco Foundation on Monday.

PACC’s proposal involves expanding the fostering partnership it began in October 2016 with residents and staff from Catalina Springs Memory Care, which involved bottle-feeding three orphaned kittens, into a wider initiative that engages other groups and serves more pets in need.

“Our dream is to bring innovative foster programs like this to not only memory care facilities, but also schools, businesses, correctional facilities, and other groups across Pima County,” said Karen Hollish, PACC Director of Development and Marketing.

Earlier this year, PACC submitted its lifesaving idea to the Innovation Showdown competition. The foundation created this funding opportunity to encourage ideas that will change the landscape of animal welfare.

From the 200 ideas received, PACC ended up among the eight runner-ups selected to receive $5,000 investments. 

The Petco Foundation hopes their idea will help save the lives of many animals in Pima County.

 

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