Pima County is in the process of hosting an online conversation about Pima Prospers, the 10-year update of the County’s Comprehensive Plan, and we need to hear from the community about how community policies can improve the quality of life for our companion animals.

Think for a moment about the state of our community’s animal welfare system and how we can best develop community policies that will address our challenges.

Does being a pet-friendly community mean:

•    Promoting more spay and neuter programs? 

•    Having more dog parks? 

•    Improving support for rescue groups and shelters?

•    Encouraging a higher level of awareness about responsible pet ownership? 

We want to hear your ideas as we develop community policies that will guide a future vision for the region.

We hope you will be inspired to join our online conversation at www.PimaProspers.com. If you haven’t done so yet, click on the “Sign up to participate” button. Your participation through March earns you points toward such rewards as tickets to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the Pima Air & Space Museum, Old Tucson, and an FC Tucson soccer match.

And while you’re at it, you might consider answering questions on other topics as well, or answering: What’s your big idea for building a better, brighter future for Pima County?

More than 1,000 people have visited the site since it launched in October. Most of the participants are in ZIP codes 85641, 85716 and 85719. Most are over 45. We hope to hear from more of you. All ages. All over Pima County.

Pima County will use your input to draft the plan update. Watch for open houses later this spring to give us feedback on the draft.

Together, we can make sure Pima prospers.

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