There’s an excellent opinion piece in the Arizona Daily Star today written by Jack Neuman who is volunteer and chairman of Pima Animal Care Committee at PACC (Pima Animal Care Center) which is our county pound/shelter.
In the article he eloquently explains the highs and lows of PACC and what is needed going forward:
“Voters in 2004 approved a new facility with indoor-outdoor kennels, but that facility was full as soon as it was built, given the massive population growth this community saw in the 1990s and 2000s. Ultimately, the answer lies not just in providing shelter for animals but in making sure we educate the community and provide more spay and neuter resources.
The dogs and cats have feelings and emotions, and their lives are just as important to them as ours are to us. We must do better by them. Other communities have done it. We can, too.”
If you’re on the same page, you have a voice. Fill out this survey regarding a bond election targeted for 2014. On Page 1, select “Public Health Facilities” and under the project titled “Public Health, Flood Control, Neighborhood Reinvestment and Government Facilities,” select “Pima County Animal Care Center Improvements.”
You have until Aug. 9 at 11:30 pm to vote.
Spread the word to your animal loving friends. Make your voices heard.
Be the voice for Tucson’s cats & dogs.
(Photo: Charlie is an adult collie mix. Pet ID: A443299 • Up-to-date with routine shots • Special Needs • Primary color: Red, Chestnut or Orange. Don’t let Special Needs scare you — it can mean many things — senior dog, minor health issue – inquire if interested. Follow the above link. Charlie is worth saving; you can see it in his eyes.)