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Impact Stories

Thanks to your generous support, we've been able to provide lifesaving veterinary care, training and supplies to enhance the quality of life and adoptability of numerous animals at PCACC and their supporting rescues. 

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Jensen Just Fine

Jensen came to PCACC in mid-November 2022 and was diagnosed with megaesophagus in December. This condition causes the esophagus to dilate and lose its ability to move food into the stomach. Dogs must be fed in an upright position so this is difficult to manage in a shelter. Fortunately, Furry Faces Sanctuary in Iowa rescued him. With some help from SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network, your generous donations made his transportation to Iowa possible and he is now doing fine in his forever home.

Roadie is Recovering

Roadie was found hit by a car on I-10. With both hind legs and pelvis broken in multiple places, he was unable to stand and walk but had sensation in his hind legs. Rockstar Rescue initially thought he would need both hind legs amputated, but vets were able to save his right one. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to make a significant contribution to his care. This very sweet pup is now learning how to live a new life! 

Jelly Chillin' at Home

Jelly was found as an injured stray. Her injuries were consistent with being hit by a car. With your help, we were able to fund the surgery to amputate her leg and save her life. She loves her new Mom & Dad and two dog siblings

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Finley is Fab

Finley had two broken legs after being hit by a car. With your help, we were able to fund his surgery and after six weeks of crate rest, recovered just fine. He loves his forever family in his new home.

Miss Edna is Fine

We helped fund Miss Edna's femoral head ostectomy (FHO), to restore pain-free mobility to her damaged hip by removing the head and neck of the femur. She had weeks of rehabilitation but recovered and was adopted into a loving home!

Maple Made It

Maple's injuries indicated she might have been thrown from a moving car. She needed an amputation and had pelvic fractures. Oracle Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation requested help to fund her medical care. She is a big purr machine who is now loving her new home and forever family.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Sometimes it is the littlest thing that can make a big difference. Your support allowed us to purchase the materials to make 125 platform beds for the dogs. It will get them off the cold concrete floor and make them so much more comfortable!

Keeping Up with Laundry

It was really tough to stay ahead of the daily deluge of laundry before you helped us fund a new commercial washer/extractor. The loads are still coming in, but volunteers can get them washed and dried much quicker with the new machine. And...the pups and kitties really appreciate the clean bedding and towels.

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Butter Feels Better

Butter came in as a stray and was not able to use his left front leg. With your help, we were able to fund the surgery to amputate his leg and he is now a happy tripod adopted into a loving home.

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Charlie is a Champ

Charlie was found as a stray who ran through a fence and received several large lacerations. Your support helped him get the medical care he needed to be healthy and move on to his forever home. 

Liza Loving Life

Liza came into PCACC as a stray and was sadly, never claimed by her family. She had a severe perianal hernia requiring special surgery to repair. Your support allowed us to help get her the care she needed and find her forever home.

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Drue Digging It

Drue came to PCACC as a 6-8 week old puppy after being hit by a car. He was pulled from the shelter by Cochise Canine Rescue who then got him surgery to repair his torn diaphragm. He also had damaged legs. A collaborative effort, supported by you, helped get him through it.

Margret Much Better

Margret was in foster care waiting for her forever home when she suffered a rectal prolapse and had to be rushed to an emergency vet. We were able to help her get the medical care she needed because of your support. 

Gonzo Good Now

Gonzo originally came to PCACC with a fractured jaw. He went to a foster home too while his jaw healed and he began coughing. After a round of bloodwork, he tested positive for Heartworm and Anaplasmosis. 


Several years ago, a sweet dog from PCACC was being fostered in Tucson. The dog, Dennis, had a regular collar. As is often the case during the first few weeks of being fostered, he got frightened. He slipped out of his collar in a busy area of the city. Sadly, he ran away, and was killed in traffic. In honor of Dennis, Friends of Pinal has been providing martingale collars for PCACC ever since. 


These collars tighten with tension so it doesn't slip over the dog's head. we purchase the collars from at a reasonable price.

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