Tucson Pet Compassion: Payoff Vet Debt Campaign
Tucson is a compassionate community especially when it comes to animals. Take for instance the Saddlebrooke Pet Rescue Network who for the second year held their month-long Payoff Vet Debt Campaign. This year their goal is to raise $30,000 to help 11 rescue groups pay off their veterinarian debt.
The 11 are: Hope Animal Shelter, Lifeline Oro Valley Animal Rescue, Lil Bit of Love, Pima Paws for Life, RAD Rescue, Ruff Rescue, Saving at Risk Animals (SARA), SOS Cat Rescue, Tucson Cares, Tucson Cause for Canines, and Tucson Cold Wet Noses.
In 2016, these 11 rescues saved 2,216 pets with vet bills of $360,823!
The Saddlebrooke Pet Rescue Network raised $15,000 over the winter through online and newsletter solicitation of their members. From June 15 to July 15, they are asking the public (that’s you and me) to match the $15,000.
In its last week of fundraising, pet advocate Bonnie Kay, has offered to match dollar for dollar up to $3,000, the amount needed to reach the $15,000 match. And the Saddlebrooke Pet Rescue Network will also match dollar for dollar up to $3,000. So if you donate $50…Bonnie Kay will donate $50 and so will SBPRN so your $50 just tripled! Your donation is tax deductible.
People who donate $50 or more during the month-long campaign will automatically be entered in a raffle to win a Diana Madaras giclée.