Kitty with Nine Lives
In the dead of winter last year, Jeff, a SaddleBrooke resident, found a pure white kitten in the snow on the side of the road in Durango, Colo. He rescued the little girl and named her Princess Leia. For the next year, she was his best buddy. Unfortunately, he realized that he was severely allergic to her, and it was becoming evident that he would not be able to keep Princess. He was committed to finding her a good home because taking her to a shelter was not an option. He contacted SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network for assistance with rehoming her. With the help of several members of the SaddleBrooke community, especially Diana Steinke, we were able to find her a new home. She now lives with two large, lovable, goofy dogs and another kitty the same age as Leia. She has settled in nicely and appears to like having all these other critters as playmates. Thank you so much, Jennifer and Mike, for giving this precious Princess another chance at a purrfect life.
Happy Tail: Joey
SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network is frequently contacted by residents looking for assistance with finding a new pet. A list of potential adopters is maintained. Sometimes it takes quite a while before the perfect pet is found based upon the criteria given to the re-homing coordinator. In October 2022, Yolanda Niemann contacted us hoping to adopt a small dog. The search was on, but we had no luck until Joey, a one-and-a-half-year-old Maltese-Yorkshire Terrier mix, came on the scene. He was in need of a new home because the owner’s job responsibilities often take him away from their home. He felt that Joey would be happier in a home with someone who could give him more time and attention. We contacted Yolanda, and she agreed to a foster-to-adopt scenario. But in a matter of days, she upgraded her status. Yolanda adopted Joey! It was a happy ending for everyone. He now spends his days enjoying multiple walks and being doted on by his person.
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.
Donation Drop-Off Program
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 clean and in 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 services 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.