Have a few hours for a good cause Monday morning?

Memorial Day is a Pima County holiday, so volunteers help make sure

our dogs don’t have to stay in their kennels all day without exercise and

attention.

The volunteers at Pima Animal Care Center are hosting a Memorial Day

Dog Walk and are asking for the community’s help. The walk begins at

8 a.m. and runs until about 10 a.m.

We haven’t had as many volunteers sign up as we typically do for our holiday walks so we would love to encourage some more folks to lace up some tennis shoes.

Not only is it a great way to reflect on the freedoms we have to participate in causes we care about, thanks to our veterans, but it’s also a good cause and a lot of fun.

If you like zippy, high-energy dogs, we’ve got ’em. If you would prefer a more leisurely pace around the scenic Silverbell Lake, we’ve got plenty of dogs to match your pace.

Our volunteers will help you make the right match. Please RSVP to volunteer Jack Neuman at jacneu@yahoo.com. Cans of dog or cat food are always appreciated, as are used blankets and towels. And if you have your own slip leads or leashes, feel free to bring them.

For those interested in becoming a more permanent volunteer, we offer ongoing open houses to provide all the information you need about participating in our Volunteer Program. The open houses run approximately 45 minutes. An open house will be held following the dog walk at 11 a.m.

For more information, or a schedule of upcoming events, please visit

www.pima.gov/animalcare or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, José Ocaño, at 520-243-5920.

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