Do you want to make a difference in the lives of homeless or feral cats and dogs in Pima County?
No Kill Pima County has several current projects that we are actively working on to save more lives in our community.
And if you are wanting to work with animals in a shelter, see below for information on volunteering at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), the county facility. MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
NKPC can use your help!
Lost Pet Initiative – Help us share information to prevent pets from getting lost and make sure lost pets are reunited with their owners as soon as possible. Participate in our monthly microchip events where we provide affordable and convenient access to microchips for cats and dogs. If you want to work from home on your computer you can help share information about lost and found pets to increase the odds of reunifying lost pets with their families. Help us share educational information at events to prevent the incidence of lost pets..
Marketing/Public Relations/Fundraising – NKPC’s initiative, savethesaveable.com is a marketing campaign to inform the public of the need for more rescue/foster homes and adoptive homes for the most vulnerable dogs and cats in our community. Shelter pets with treatable medical conditions or behavior challenges, the seniors, those that are on a ‘deadline’ because they cannot be maintained at the county shelter and others that have just been in a shelter for too long. Do you have the skills to help? Producing marketing materials, photography, translating English to Spanish, fundraising events and community outreach would help assure we reach the greater public.
Fundraising for the Each One Medical Fund provides life saving medical services to animals in the county shelter that cannot receive that service at the shelter (e.g. consultation/procedures by specialists and a service that needs a more timely intervention than available at a particular point in time. Fosters to the Rescue provides sponsorships and fundraisers to assist rescues and adopters with meeting the needs of vulnerable animals at the County shelter who are in need of placement. Community events provide opportunities for local rescues to recruit more foster homes as well as adopt out animals in their care
Trap Neuter Return– Receive training, supplies and help trap feral cats so that they can be neutered or spayed and returned to their colony in the community where they will no longer increase the size of the colony. Also work on expanding community resources for feral cats.
Our online resource directory S.O.S. Support Options Solutions to Keep Pets out of Shelters – is the most thorough and up to date resource in Pima County. Work from home, with phone calls or computer work, to keep it current and spread the word about this tool for all the ‘helpers’ in the community to use/share with the public.
Want to work directly with animals?
In addition to assisting with microchip events, mentioned above, tNKPC can use help with the savethesaveable.com campaign bringing shelter pets to venues in the community or television appearances to help them find their forever family..
And you can provide much needed support directly at PACC- Pima Animal Care Center is at 4000 N. Silverbell.
Volunteer opportunities range from walking dogs to helping out in the licensing office, but before becoming a PACC volunteer, folks need to make sure they meet a few requirements:
- Volunteers must be at least 15 years old, or if between the ages of 10-14, have a parent or guardian that’s willing to volunteer with them
- Volunteers must commit to provide six hours of service each month for a minimum of six months,
- Volunteers must have great customer service skills
To learn more about PACC’s volunteer program and fill out an application, visit PACC’s volunteer website.
Dog walking– Give the dogs the one-on-one attention they need to stay happy and calm. The dogs need this socialization, it is very stressful for a dog to stay in their kennel 24 hours a day. Happy dogs are more appealing and more adoptable! Schedules are flexible. You can also join Tucson Ruff Runners and take a pup for a morning or evening jog to work off excess energy!
Cat cuddling– Give the cats the one-on-one attention they need to get socialized or stay socialized. It is very stressful for a cat to stay in a small cage 24 hours a day. Schedules are flexible.
Off-site adoption– a successful adoption program depends on visibility of the dogs and cats. On weekends, PACC pets are brought to pet supplies stores and shopping centers to draw attention and hopefully some adopting families. Volunteers provide information about the pets and assist people who want to adopt.
If you are interested in fostering a dog or a cat for one of the local rescue organizations, please click here to learn more and/or start the process with saferlifeline.
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