Employees with generator for PACC

TEP employees recently donated time and equipment to help an animal shelter keep hundreds of stray dogs safe during record-breaking heat.

TEP loaned a generator to power four air-conditioning units in a tent used by the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) to temporarily house an overflow of dogs. The company also is donating fuel for the generator and is providing resources for a temporary service upgrade for the PACC while a new building project is underway.

Volunteers at the center reached out to TEP for assistance because of the extreme heat in the tent, which has 100 kennels that hold mostly stray dogs. The center is taking in 55 new animals each day. Tucson temperatures soared last month up to 115 degrees.

TEP’s T&D Operations department quickly responded and set up the generators.

“We are so grateful for TEP because it has been such a challenge with the heat,” said Karen Hollish, Director of Development and Marketing for PACC. “It’s a challenge even in a regular Tucson summer. With this extreme heat wave upon us, we really needed TEP’s help.”

Throughout the summer, Pima Animal Care Center continues to seek volunteers to walk dogs, as well as adopt or foster animals. If you would like to help out, find out more on the Pima Animal Care Center website.