Every dog (and cat) has its day – and that’s why 365 days are at the heart of a fundraising drive to support Pima Animal Care Center (PACC).

Proceeds from the 2022 Friends of PACC Calendar support the mission of the community’s only open-admission shelter, which supported nearly 27,000 pets last year. The calendar features pictures of 13 pets, taken by local photographer Candice Eaton, at iconic locations in Pima County.

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. Our employee volunteers regularly donate time and expertise in roles ranging from dog walking to board service. TEP even donated the use of a generator to power a tent that PACC used during construction of a new shelter to house record numbers of pets.

“We’re really impressed with the innovative strategies shelter leaders continue to leverage to meet the immense needs across our community in order to save lives and keep pets with the people who love them,” said Sam Molina, Jr., Renewable Analysist II, who serves on the Friends of PACC Board. “We were happy to be able 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, Development Director for the shelters 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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