Supervisor Ray Carroll sure knows how to celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month


Last week, Pima Animal Care Center released this great story about Supervisor Ray Carroll. Carroll is a long-time supporter of TMC and this is just another example of the work he does– on the job and off.



Supervisor Ray Carroll had no idea he was about to add another dog to his household.

After all, he already has two rescue dogs at home.

But when Carroll sponsored a friend’s adoption of a dog at Pima Animal Care Center, he himself wound up with a 4-year-old Schnauzer full of personality.

Simon was brought to Pima Animal Care Center on Sept. 25 as a stray.

Supervisor Carroll only just picked him up Thursday, but Simon’s already on his way to Gently Spoiled Avenue. By Friday afternoon, he had been to the groomer, was sporting a hoodie that said “Doggone Gorgeous,” was drinking bottled water and had scored some beef jerky.

With October being National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Carroll said he would encourage others to see if Pima Animal Care Center has the right dog for their own families. “It would be great if we could set a record month for October,” said Carroll, who will bring Simon to events all month to help spread the word. “There are still 27 days left.”

Kim Janes, manager of Pima Animal Care Center, said he remains grateful for the support of the Board of Supervisors in its entirety. The Board opens each regular meeting by introducing a dog in need of a home and members routinely encourage adoptions. “Board members are clearly animal lovers, as evidenced by Supervisor Carroll’s willingness to provide a loving home for Simon.”

Pima Animal Care Center will be at Tucson Meet Yourself and the SAHBA Home Show this month, as well as other upcoming events. Please visit for more information.


Scenes from Fathers Read, Including Star Wars Visits to Cardiac, Peds Units

6-year-old Ezra has a new friend.

Children and their families had the opportunity to listen to stories by Pima County Supervisor and members of the Dune Sea Garrison, who came to Tucson Medical Center to show their support of fathers’ involvement in literacy.

Across the auditorium, dads curled up on their rugs with their children to read and be read to. Perhaps the best compliment that can be served: Dads and children asked if the event will be hosted again next year.

For those children in pediatrics who couldn’t make it to the event, the Star Wars crew made it to them.

Check out the full story and photographs of the Empire’s invasion of the hospital on the slideshow at TMC for Children.

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