A fundraising drive to support Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is a reminder that every day is an opportunity to make a difference by saving pets and saving energy.

Proceeds from the 2024 Friends of PACC Calendar support the mission of the community’s municipal shelter, which took in more than 19,000 pets last year. The calendar features pictures of 13 pets taken by local photographer Candice Eaton at the western-themed Trail Dust Town, which has been offering visitors a trip back in time since 1961.

Tucson Electric Power is printing the calendars in-house to ensure that all of the proceeds from calendar sales go straight to lifesaving efforts.

TEP has a longstanding relationship with PACC and Friends of PACC, with employees regularly donating time and expertise in roles ranging from dog walking to board service. This year, our employees posed for photos with their own rescue pets to highlight energy-saving tips each month.

“Animal welfare is a priority for our community, and we’re impressed with Pima County’s commitment to pets and the truly innovative approaches PACC is taking to place pets into safe, loving homes,” said Wendy Erica Werden, TEP’s Manager of Community Investment. “We are happy to do our part to support their work.”

Corporate donations and other support is critical to PACC’s ability to respond to increasing demands on its shelter, especially as families feel the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.

“As a nonprofit, we are so grateful to have partners like TEP that can help us make our dollars stretch farther,” said Torre Chisholm, Executive Director for the shelter’s nonprofit fundraising arm, Friends of PACC. “Consistent support from the community’s business leaders helps us ensure all pets have a chance at happiness and security.”

Purchasing a calendar online is one way to support the shelter. PACC also continues to seek volunteers to walk dogs, as well as to adopt or foster animals. If you would like to help out, find out more on the Pima Animal Care Center website.

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