The holiday season may be over but Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) is asking the community to keep the holiday spirit alive by “pawing it forward” and performing acts of kindness for animals in MCACC shelters through their new Paw It Forward program.
While acts of kindness are always encouraged and appreciated, the program is an initiative to inspire this type of kindness from people all over the Valley. Paw it Forward will highlight and emphasize the acts through a Facebook Event on MCACC’s Facebook page that will contain photos, videos and information posted by people who have either “pawed it forward” or been affected by an act of kindness performed by someone else.
Those who “paw it forward” are encouraged to document and post their experience on the Event Page, which will in turn inspire others to join in on the giving. The Event can be found on the MCACC Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MaricopaCountyAnimalCareandControl.
Some suggestions of ways to “paw it forward” include:
For more information about donations or volunteering, visit http://www.maricopa.gov/pets and click on “How You Can Help.”
To sponsor a shelter dog, visit www.petharbor.com to see the animals available for adoption. Just include the ID number (it starts with an A) of the animal you wish to sponsor and let MCACC know your donation is to sponsor that dog.
The shelter’s long-time and elderly residents’ adoption fees are usually just $20.