Every year for the past 15 years, Phoenix Animal Care Coalition (PACC911) has conducted their annual highly acclaimed fundraiser, Glimmer of Hope in order to raise much needed funds for abused, neglected and homeless animals through PACC911’s Critical Care Program (CCP). CCP offers financial assistance to their PACC911 Rescue Partners ranging between $250-$1,000 to offset expensive veterinary costs. Since the inception of this program over 7,000 animal’s lives have been saved.

The fundraiser was completely SOLD OUT welcoming 450 guests at the lovely Scottsdale Hilton Resort and was complete with an extensive Silent Auction, a ring raffle and upscale Wine Pull of 100 bottles. The event started off with the singing of our National Anthem for Veteran’s Day weekend by Linda Bruce and was emceed by Emmy award winning TV personality and radio talk show host Jan D’Atri and well known online personality and dog trainer, Kyle Kittleson. Guests viewed a compelling “before and after” video program highlighting the dogs who have been saved this year through PACC’s CCP program, followed by Letitia Frye, Auctiontainer who auctioned off several live auction packages as well as an opportunity to make a donation to allow PACC911 to continue to save the lives of abused, neglected and homeless animals. The Live Auction included a 7-day Princess Cruise and a 7-day stay in Newport Beach Marriott Villas.

As hundreds of thousands of new residents continue to move to Arizona, further swelling already strained public resources, more people are turning to PACC911 as the frontline organization in Arizona to offer the help they need for animals. The larger animal shelters have fallen behind in their ability to address the homeless pet population with severely limited intake policies and inability to treat injured and sick animals. PACC911 is taking the lead by answering the calls and multiple emails, offering solutions to the public and saving these innocent animal’s lives.

PACC911 is the umbrella organization of over one-hundred forty (140) 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue groups in the State of Arizona with most residing in Maricopa County. “Our rescue groups are the best of the best in the State,” says PACC911 President & Founder, Bari Mears. “We are so pleased by the success of this event and we also invite the public who wasn’t able to attend to consider supporting our coalition by making an end of year, tax deductible donation,” says Mears. PACC911 receives no government funding and primarily gets support for their Critical Care Program through generous public and private funding, as well as this annual signature fundraiser.

If you would like to support PACC911, please go to or email Vice President, Tina Lopez at .

ABOUT PACC911: PACC911 brings together over 140 nonprofit 501c3 animal welfare organizations throughout Arizona, by uniting them under a coalition umbrella and offering opportunities to work together for the greater benefit of the animals. PACC911 assists its partners through its signature Critical Care Program affording them much need funds to offset expensive veterinary costs. PACC911 is a 501c3 nonprofit and has been serving the dogs and cats of Arizona since