SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Annual Pet Food Drive: Helping Pets in Need

Don’t miss SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network’s (SBPRN) Pet Food Drive on Wednesday, April 19, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., being held at the SaddleBrooke One parking lot near the bocce ball courts. This food drive benefits the Pets in Need Action League (P.I.N.A.L.), which provides temporary pet food assistance to qualified residents of Pinal County who may be struggling to provide for their pets. P.I.N.A.L. relies on grants and donations, as they receive no municipal, county, or federal funding. Please drop off your unopened dry or canned dog/puppy and cat/kitten food—only food, not other pet items. Of course, cash donations are always accepted.

Other pet items can be dropped off at SBPRN’s First Friday Drop-Off, which is held each first Friday of the month, also near the bocce courts.

Monthly Pet Donation Drop-Off Program

Karyle Steele

Our various pet charities are always in need and are always thankful for your donations. Please consider dropping off any of the items listed below. Cash donations are also accepted and appreciated. The drop-off location is at the SaddleBrooke One bocce ball courts. It is the first Friday of every month.

Please do not leave items unattended.

May through August drop-off hours are 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

September through April drop-off hours are 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

We accept most pet-related items that are in clean and good condition. We also accept clean towels, which are used in our shelter’s clinic. Food is always needed.

We are now accepting sheets, which will be used by Arizona Vet Santa Cruz. They serve low income families in Southern Arizona and the Copper Corridor with spay and neuter service at a low cost.

We cannot accept any poly-filled items, such as pillows, as they present a choking hazard. Nor can we accept any rugs with rubber backing.

Any items accepted are at the discretion of the volunteers.

Save Those Old, Used Sheets and Towels for the Pets

Recently, a spay/neuter clinic was sponsored by Oracle Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. Arizona Vet Santa Cruz also conducted a spay/neuter clinic in 2022. These clinics provide spay/neutering to dogs and cats whose families might not be able to afford this otherwise. The veterinarian clinics providing this low-cost service are always in need of sheets and towels. That’s where rescue groups such as SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network comes in! They collect supplies for pets the first Friday of each month at the SaddleBrooke One bocce courts. (Winter hours are 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.) Through your generous donations, they are able to send these sheets or towels on to the vets.

According to the ASPCA, millions of healthy dogs and cats are euthanized each year. Neutering males reduces the number of unwanted dogspuppies/cats/kittens. It can also decrease aggressive behavior and makes males less likely to roam and can also reduce the chance of some diseases. Spaying your female causes less desire to roam, making males less attracted and, thus, fewer unwanted litters. Spayed females can also live a longer, healthier life with less chance of tumors or cancers. Traditional age for spaying/neutering is six to nine months. Healthy puppies and kittens may sometimes be earlier.

We thank all of our SaddleBrooke residents for their continued support.

Thank You, SaddleBrooke!

Pima Animal Care Center staff and volunteers

We want to take this opportunity to thank our SaddleBrooke neighbors who donated items for the Pet Rescue Boutique at this year’s I Don’t Want It Sale. Thanks to our neighbors who came to support us at the sale (in spite of some rain showers) and purchasing some of the beautiful jewelry and accessories we had on display. We had such a number of high-quality items to sell this year that really contributed to our final results.

Thanks also to the Wags and Walkers volunteers for your hard work preparing for this year’s sale. A special thanks to this year’s cochairs Monica Gray and Kay Erb. Your efforts on behalf of the pets at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) totaled an amazing $3,600! Our continued success with this fundraiser is due in large part to the efforts of this dedicated group of animal lovers.

This is our 13th year participating in the I Don’t Want It Sale for the benefit of the pets at PACC, and each year gets better. We sold a good portion of the donated treasures, but not all, so we were able to pass on some of our remaining items to Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary (rescues mainly senior dogs and cats).

The proceeds from this year’s sale have been distributed as follows:

* $1,200 to Friends of PACC to be used for the Noise Abatement Shelter Project at PACC;

* $1,200 to the TOP Dogs Project, a group of certified dog trainers who volunteer their time to provide behavior support for PACC dogs and their adopters, fosters, and volunteers; and, finally

* $1,200 to support the PACC clinic in their lifesaving efforts.

SaddleBrooke is a community of pet lovers, and you continue to support the lifesaving efforts at Pima Animal Care Center through volunteering and fundraising. PACC has been experiencing critical overcrowding for over a year, and donations are greatly needed to provide the care these pets need. Thank you again for your support!