Fund the Shelters Challenge


Breaking News: Every Gift Matched Up To $5,000

A generous individual donor wants us to finish the competition in a blaze of glory and has agreed to match every gift made to our challenge up to $5,000 until the end of the competition on May 9, 2019. Click below to make a gift today!

Friends of PACC is competing in the Fund the Shelters Challenge, a month-long online fundraising competition where hundreds of animal welfare organizations from across the country compete for grant prize money. The Fund the Shelters Challenge is presented by Michelson Found Animals, NBC, and Telemundo owned stations.

To raise money and awareness to support every homeless pet at Pima Animal Care Center, Friends of PACC will compete for up to $200,000 in cash prizes in the Fund the Shelters Challenge.

Your donations to Friends of PACC ensure that every homeless pet at Pima Animal Care Center is treated as an individual and given the chance at a happy and healthy life. 

Dogs like Angie who need a prosethtic paw...

Cats like Wally who need a special surgery to close the hole in his palate...

Orphaned kittens who need round-the-clock care from dedicated fosters...

Abandoned puppies like Mistletoe who need nutrition and specialty medical care...

These are just a few of the hundreds of lives you help save!

“Our most vulnerable pets require greater resources to give them the chances they deserve,” said Jennifer Camano, Executive Director at Friends of PACC. “We’re on a mission to ensure that each pet has a chance at a happy and healthy life. Donors provide critical medical care, training, and outreach—all of which get more pets out of the shelter and into loving homes.”

The Fund the Shelters Challenge launched on CrowdRise by GoFundMe on Tuesday, April 9 at 12 pm ET and will continue through Thursday, May 9 at 1: 59:59 pm ET. The organization that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $50,000 donation, second place gets $35,000, third gets $20,000, fourth gets $15,000, fifth gets $10,000, and sixth gets $5,000. Weekly Bonus Challenges enable charities to win up to another $65,000 in prize money.

To help Friends of PACC win the Fund the Shelters Challenge, visit

Join Our Team

You can join in the fun by starting your own fundraising page as part of our Fund the Shelters Challenge team! In four simple steps you can start raising money for shelter pets in need.

  1. Click the button below.

  2. Click the big blue JOIN button under the donate button on our team’s page.

  3. Follow the instructions from CrowdRise.

  4. Share your personal fundraising page with your friends!

Thank you for loving homeless pets at Pima Animal Care Center!

Sara Wolfe Vaughan