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Mission Statement

To partner with our community in creating a no-kill Pima County.
To find loving homes for every treatable and adoptable animal in our care.
To collaborate with other local animal welfare agencies to broaden the safety net for homeless animals in our community.


Pima Paws For Life (PPFL), is a 501c3 private adoption guarantee animal shelter in Tucson, AZ. PPFL takes in sick and injured animals from Pima Animal Care Center (PACC-county open intake shelter) to help reduce the euthanasia rate of dogs and cats with treatable conditions.

PPFL treats animals with upper respiratory infections (URI's) also known as kennel cough, valley fever, pneumonia, distemper, parvo, injuries, and behavioral issues as well as many other problems. Once healthy, and cleared for adoption animals with secondary long-term medical conditions or age/behavioral issues that put them at a higher risk of euthanasia remain at Pima Paws For Life to be placed for adoption. Those that are highly adoptable return to PACC to be placed for adoption making room for another sick animal to take their place at PPFL. While at PACC, If there is a problem with any animal that puts them at risk of euthanasia, PPFL is notified and we have the option to bring them back.

Currently, we are raising funds to purchase property with existing structures that we have already chosen to be the site of our shelter. We are leasing property with fifty indoor/outdoor dog runs, and a small office that doubles as intake, Vet visits, and adoptions. We also have 12 cat condos in our office, and have just recently begun to pull sick cats from PACC. We will continue fundraising to build a cat house on the property, so we can accommodate more cats/kittens.
We hope to become the largest transfer partner for PACC, thereby relieving some of the pressure from our only open intake facility in the county. All funds currently being raised will be going towards funding the actual shelter, and subsequent funds will go towards operations.

By partnering with the citizens of our community and other local shelters and rescue groups, Pima Paws For Life is dedicated to building a No Kill Pima County- a community where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless.

*An Adoption Guarantee shelter is one in which every animal is guaranteed a home, unless they are suffering with no hope of recovery or have behavioral problems so severe that they are a threat to the safety of others. Pima Paws For Life believes that every animal's life has value- every life matters.

We cannot make this a reality for the shelter pets of Pima County without the support of our generous and compassionate community. Please send us an email to volunteer@pimapawsforlife.org if you are interested in volunteer opportunities and for your kind donations, please click on the "Donate" icon on our FB page or go to donate@pimapawsforlife.org and/or email info@pimapawsforlife.org

With Love, Hope, and Gratitude... We Thank You! -PPFL





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