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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:00 am

Girl Scout Troop #1084 recently helped Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) with a donation of goods worth $375 plus gave 40 boxes of cookies to their volunteers.  

The girls went to PACC for a tour of the facility, learning more about the center’s functions and getting the opportunity to help walk some of the dogs.  

The girls earned the Bronze Award for this Take Action Project, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve.

Troop leader Christina Smith said the girls worked really hard during their cookie selling season to earn enough money, one of their goals of which was to help the dogs and cats at Pima Animal Care.

They exceeded their goal. The girls learned a lot and want to spread the word.  

PACC takes in approximately 24,000 animals in any given year and at the time of the troop’s visit, there were 700 animals in their care.  

The girls noticed there were a lot of older and big dogs there, which may be less attractive for some people because they become more expensive.

PACC’s goal is to make them healthy so they are able to be adopted.

They can always use more volunteers, who can walk dogs with a parent or guardian, as young as 11 years old. There are many other opportunities to help the shelter, as well.

Old pillows, towels or other used items can also be put to great use for the animals.  PACC is competing against 49 other pet shelters across the U.S. to win $100,000.

Learn more on its website: www.webcms.pima.gov to see how to get involved.

The girls bridged to the next level of Girl Scouts to Cadette in a year-end celebration at the Oro Valley Aquatics Center.

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