Pet Rescue to the Rescue
SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network came to the rescue by contributing $2,000 to Friends of Pinal County Animal Shelter & Rescues, Inc. (Friends of Pinal) to put toward the purchase of a much needed dental machine to be used in the clinic of the Pinal County Animal Care and Control (PCACC) in Casa Grande. The shelter has seen many animals brought in with serious, and sometimes fatal, dental disease. Treatment is very expensive creating a roadblock to adoption. This machine will make it easier and more efficient to treat these animals making the pet more desirable for adoption.
A check was presented to Audra Michael, director of PCACC, by Mera Laureys, founder of Friends of Pinal. The machine’s total cost was $3,406.24 thus the donation from the SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network went a long way toward acquiring the device. The balance of the bill was paid through a generous donation from Courtny Tyler, State Farm agent from Maricopa, and through various other fundraising sources. The dental machine has been ordered from the supplier, but it will take two to three weeks to be shipped.
For more information on Friends of Pinal County Animal Shelter & Rescues, Inc., please write to Friends of Pinal County Animal Shelter & Rescues, Inc., P.O. Box 11145, Casa Grande, AZ 85130-0147 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FriendsofPinal
First Friday Pickup
The SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network works with Pima Animal Care Center, Pinal Animal Care Center, and several rescue groups of homeless pets. We provide financial support for the medical needs and behavioral training of the pets to get them healthy and adopted.
We have a monthly pick-up service of items that we can accept:
Clean bath size towels, blankets, crates/pads, pet beds, pet food, litter boxes, litter, scratching posts and pads, water bowls, toys, pet medication [must not be expired], pet coats/sweaters, leashes, collars, harnesses, grooming tools, pet gates, Xpens, puppy pads, E-collars, and training tools.
Items we cannot accept:
Comforters/quilted items, hand towels, wash cloths, rugs with rubber backing, electric blankets, pillows or chair pads, mattress covers, carpeting, and sheets.
Pick up takes place the first Friday of every month. Contact [email protected] or 520-548-7861 to arrange for a pick-up. Please contact us by noon on the Wednesday before the requested pick-up date so that we can arrange the most efficient schedule. Just place it in your driveway by 8 a.m. on the day of pick-up, and we do the rest. Pick up of any item is at the discretion of the driver.
Pill bottles: please note that due to COVID-19, we have had to temporarily stop the collection of empty pill containers at our two collection sites in the Saddlebrooke Plaza – Dentistry by Design and Mezzabyte, the computer store. We will let you know when we resume the collection again.
Pinal Pet Food Drive
Don’t miss SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network Pet Food Drive, Friday, October 9, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the SaddleBrooke TWO parking lot. The Pet Food Bank of P.I.N.A.L provides temporary pet food assistance to qualified individuals in Pinal County. They accept donations of unopened dry and canned dog/puppy and cat/kitten food – no treats, please. Help people in need in Pinal County who are struggling to provide for their pets.
For more information about the Pet Food Bank, visit their website at www.pinalpets.org/pet-food-bank.html.
Until further notice, due to COVID-19, Dentistry By Design will no longer be accepting any empty medicine bottles for SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network. They would appreciate that no bottles be dropped off in front of the dental office door.
Thank you and stay safe!