Update: Your Gives Day gifts are already saving lives!

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puppies for blogOn Arizona Gives Day, you went above and beyond for Pima Animal Care Center’s pets by donating $12,000 more than what we needed to order a dental x-ray machine.

While the x-ray machine should arrive within just a few short weeks, your extra generosity couldn’t have come at a better time, because last Friday, PACC called us to say they had run out of parvo and giardia tests.

“We are crippled without them,” PACC’s Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, told us.

Because of your support, we were able to immediately allocate more than $2,000 of your Gives Day gifts toward ordering two weeks’ worth of the important diagnostic tests.

Without these tests, Dr. Wilcox can’t know if PACC pets are harboring highly contagious conditions. With the the tests, PACC staff can determine what kind of care a sick animal will need to survive and can protect the rest of their pets from becoming ill. The emergency shipment, which was made possible only by your generosity, arrived Monday.

The shortage came about because of difficulties within the county’s complex procurement system. When the county’s only approved vendor abruptly stopped selling the tests, there was no way for PACC to buy them from another source.

Thanks to the support we are getting from friends like you, we can step into help our pets during times of crisis. And while the county is working to secure another test vendor, we will be able to help again if it is needed — all thanks to you.

When you make your tax-deductible gifts you can KNOW that you are providing a critical safety net for our homeless pets. Thank you so much for your support!

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