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Outpouring of Support from Anchorage Community Amazing 

Published: 1/20/2012 

Animal Care and Control Update on Supplies Need

Outpouring of Support from Anchorage Community Amazing

On January 14, 2012, the Anchorage Police Department (APD) charged two Eagle River men with animal cruelty.  Consequently, the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) took in 39 dogs and over 40 parakeets connected to this case.  APD also issued animal cruelty charges the same day in a case involving 22 cats, which are now also housed at AACCC.

Due to the large intake of animals over the weekend and the many requests from members of the public wishing to help, AACCC issued a request for needed supplies.  We would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support.  The response has been tremendous!  We will continue to accept supplies brought in to us, but are now currently well stocked with resources for the animals involved in both cases, for the time being.  Should we have need for more supplies as these cases develop, we will notify the public.  Also, for those that would still like to make a monetary donation, Polar Pug Rescue and Friends, have started a donation account to supplement the cost of medical care for the animals involved in these cases.  They can be reached at 360-3220.

Along with the large numbers of individual community members that provided supplies, there were also many local businesses and organizations that offered their support including:  Alaska Mill and Feed, Alaska SPCA, Arctic Tails, Carrs, Dog Tired Doggie Daycare, Fred Meyer, Friends of Pets, Kitty & K-9 Connection, Pet Zoo, Polar Pug Rescue, and many others.  We would like to thank everyone that gave so generously and came out to help the shelter and these animals!