SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

‘Happy Tail’ Kitty with Nine Lives

Princess Leia

Romayne Trudo

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.

Millions for Tucson Raffle—It’s a Win-Win

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network is excited to announce that they are participating in the Jim Click Millions for Tucson raffle supporting 501(c)(3) organizations based in Southern Arizona. Participating 501(c)(3) organizations who sell these tickets keep all proceeds raised.

The first prize is a 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor. Second prize is two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the world (some exceptions apply). And third prize is $5,000 cash. The drawing will take place on Dec. 14, and you need not be present to win. Please visit for the details and rules flyer.

To purchase your tickets, you may contact Romayne Trudo at 520-834-5718, Karyle Steele at 520-548-7861, or Carol Merlini at 520-825-0563. Or purchase your tickets at the desk in the SaddleBrooke One lobby on April 11, 18, and 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 each.

Help us support the rescue groups and shelters in our area. The pets don’t know that they are not supposed to be hungry, hurt, or mistreated. They need us to help them go on to a fulfilling and healthy life.

Until there are none—save one.

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network’s 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 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.