Dogs ARE Allowed At Sister Jose’s

Dogs ARE Allowed At Sister Jose’s

Story & Photos by Claire Sheridan Named for Sister Jose Hobday, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, Sister Jose Women’s Center (SJWC) is the only homeless shelter in Tucson that has always allowed clients to bring their pet dog or cat into the...
Our Pets: We Love Them,  Even When It Hurts

Our Pets: We Love Them, Even When It Hurts

Story by Claire Sheridan     Images courtesy of Emerge! Domestic Violence Center You would probably do almost anything to protect the people you love, your partner or spouse, children, parents, friends, other family. How about your furry family members? Do you ache...
Storytime at the Shelter

Storytime at the Shelter

Story by Bella Wexler, Photos by Gina Hansen & Allison Wexler The atmosphere at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is warm and welcoming as eager children and parents file into the volunteer room. Long-time volunteer Lynne Stott describes the animal shelter’s...
A Kingdom of Kittens

A Kingdom of Kittens

Story & Photos by Emily Dieckman PACC foster mom takes on some of the animal shelter’s neediest feline cases. You wouldn’t guess it from the eight grown cats she calls her own and the 26 kittens she was fostering at one point this fall, but Christina Aronson...