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Community Foundation for Southern Arizona on behalf of Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare: Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The grant was matched by the Community Foundation and a private donor to pay the $5,000 fee required by the University of Arizona/Eller School of Management when utilizing the services of a student team to work on a project for your organization. In our case, we requested and were assigned a team of 4 master's level students to gather data from Pima Animal Care Center and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, analyze it and make recommendations regarding geographic areas of focus for programming, volunteer recruitment, and funding along with suggestions about an easy-to-use format for capturing this data in the future.

The data and information will be used by the volunteer work groups that have recently formed to tackle three specific community-wide projects: 1) TNR 2) the need to support low-income seniors who want to remain in their homes with their pets (transportation to and from vet appointments, medications, food, etc.) and 3) a marketing campaign around the "adopt, don't shop" message culminating in a mega-adoption event next spring.rnIt will also be helpful as we seek funding to support these efforts as they will require coordination, equipment, program supplies, printing, etc.

How many pets did this grant help?

This will ultimately help hundreds of pets as these three programs get launched.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

We understand that this grant was different than the funding you typically provide. We are most appreciative – your $1,250 investment will be leveraged many times over as we use the data to raise additional monies and as a baseline to show improvement. This project has also brought the Pima Animal Care Center and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona closer together and we are looking forward to including data from the rescue groups in to the new format.rnWe do not have photos of the Eller students. I selected care of shelter pets and technology (below) though that isn’t entirely accurate.rn