Genesis of this fundraiser

We are witness to hundreds of Tucson's rescue volunteers, most with full time jobs, spend every spare moment saving, healing, and rehoming pets. There's no time to fundraise to pay vet care but the rescue system comes to a screeching halt without medical care. 

It was early 2016 with a great year of fundraising behind us - thanks to the SaddleBrooke community - we considered how to best impact local rescues with $10,000. When we talked with a local vet, we learned that they carried over $12,000 in debt for their rescues! With a little research, we found that 14 rescues had over $240,000 of vet expenses in a single year. 

That's when we knew the destiny of our donations... to help pay vet expenses and we decided to reach out to the Tucson community to make the impact even bigger. With a $1 fur $1 match using our $10 ,000 we sought another $10,000 in donations from our pet loving city.  On July 15, 2016, we launched Tucson's 1st city-wide, multi-group pet rescue fundraiser. It was a huge goal but when pet lovers join together, we can do anything.

In 45 days, we exceeded our goal and donated $22,050 to 14 local rescue vet accounts. 

If not us, THEN WHO? If not now, THEN WHEN? 

This campaign is administered by 

SaddleBrooke is a senior community located between Oracle and Catalina. The "Network" was formed 6 years ago by 5 ladies to rehabilitate and rehome unwanted pets. Now, many dedicated volunteers serve to save lives of Tucson's homeless and helpless pets. We...

  • socialize pets at Pima Animal Care Center weekly and support the shelter's offsite adoption program. 
  • work with local rescues to find furever homes in SaddleBrooke, and
  • fundraise to help PACC and local rescues with medical and other emergency needs.

​In 6 years, thanks to our amazing community, we've re-homed 800+ animals, donated $87,000 & volunteered over 23,000 hours. For more information, visit our website at 

​The Pet Rescue Network will not profit from this fundraiser.  100% of proceeds goes to vets of participating groups. ​​