2020 was probably the most challenging year in our 9 year history as the Network.
SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network (SPRN) lost the income of all major fund raising efforts; however, we were able to maintain and add to our membership, and there was also an increase in individual donations to help offset this loss.
SPRN assisted 41 pets at a cost of $4,003 with an additional $2,900 sent directly to veterinary clinics to offset medical care expenses. We assisted in the placement of over 20 pets through adoptions or re–homing. SPRN also made a $2,000 contribution to buy a dental cleaning machine for Pinal County Animal Care and Control. It has been our goal to establish strong relationships with Friends of PCACC and several rescue groups that are pulling pets from PCACC. These steps have contributed to our commitment to strengthen the support for our own County, Pinal.
We announced the start up of the new Angel Program at our Membership coffee this past spring. This program was established to direct donations to special needs situations which required more financial aid than we, as a Network, could provide. We have used it selectively but with good results.
This year is the fifth anniversary of the First Friday in-kind donation program. It has been such a huge success that it had to be changed from a “pickup” to “drop off” program to improve efficiencies. We now take in-kind donations on the First Friday of each month at the HOA1 Bocce Ball court parking lot between 8:30 – 9:30. This year SPRN has collected and distributed over $38,000 worth of pet food and supplies to the different rescue groups in our area and over $8,000 worth of towels to Pima Animal Care Center. We have also contributed bags full of empty, clean prescription containers weekly to PACC and other shelters.
SPRN had its first Pet Food Drive in October for P.I.N.A.L. (Pets in Need Action League). And what a success it was. At this event we were able to collect enough to fill both a pick-up truck and SUV for distribution to over 200 families in Pinal County that would have had to surrender their pets without this group providing the needed pet food to keep them in their homes.
SPRN would not have been able to aid so many homeless pets without your unwavering support. As we look forward to celebrating our 10th year anniversary in 2021. SPRN will work hard to stretch every dollar for the good of the pets and insure that all items donated go to the pets in need.
The SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network Board:
SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network
15720 N Oracle Road, Suite 124
Tucson, AZ 85739
To say that 2020 has been an unusual year for us at SB Pet Rescue Network is clearly an understatement. Over COVID-19 concerns we cancelled our large group fundraising events. Accordingly, it is quite humbling to report that our loyal and generous members continued to send in donations even during this uncertain period. Many rescues in Pima and Pinal Counties routinely save sick, injured and senior dogs and cats from both Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) and Pinal County Animal Care and Control (PCACC). Your contributions give the Network means for ongoing support to our rescue partners, Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary, Oracle Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation and Cody’s Friends to name a few. Some of our volunteers, headed up by Kay Erb and Romayne Trudo, have gone above and beyond the call of duty searching in the late hours of the night for and finding lost pets, rehoming those whose owners could not be found and inspecting these homes before placement.
It is time to renew your annual membership to the Network. If you are not a current member, please consider joining. For $20/year you can help us continue our efforts to help homeless pets. As a member you will have access to our monthly newsletter and be given advance notification of upcoming events.
Please go to "Join/Donate" web page and print the membership form. Drop off or mail the form along with a check payable to SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network to the address below.
SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network
c/o Carol Merlini, 63267 E. Brooke Park Drive, Tucson, AZ 85739
We are honored by the continuing generous support we have in the SaddleBrooke community. Thank you for donating and for volunteering!
Note: Donations to the Network are not tax deductible.
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SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network Mission:
We are now entering our 10th year and the Network has helped save the lives of thousands of homeless pets. We wouldn't have been able to do this without your generous donations through our fundraising efforts and the help of our wonderful volunteers.
Thank you SaddleBrooke for your support!
NOTE: We are not a shelter.
We are their voices – Until there are none, save one.