May 28 PCFYI: Getting shots, clearing the air, saving pups

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Newsletter 2

May 28, 2021 - Vol. 6, No. 10

Mayors video

“Don’t Miss Your Shot” local mayors urge

Join the thousands who have already gotten their COVID-19 vaccines and get vaccinated! Mayors from five jurisdictions join Pima County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bronson sharing why the COVID-19 vaccines are the safest and most effective way to prevent the disease, save lives and get back to the things we love.


old equipment

Clean your backyard air this summer

Memorial Day Weekend, long considered the traditional start of summer, brings everyone outdoors into the fresh air for family barbeques and parties.

Sometimes, though, the air isn’t so fresh if you’re using gas-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers, or hedge trimmers that spew smelly exhaust fumes. If you want to keep your backyard looking great, why not replace polluting gas-powered tools with efficient, zero-emission new tools? Vouchers from Pima County can help with the expense.



Get a shot and a chance to win up to $10,000

The Pima County Health Department will be handing out Arizona Lottery scratcher tickets at two locations this holiday weekend as part of a test to see if incentives can motivate people sitting on the vaccination fence to hop off and get their shot.

The Arizona Lottery has graciously donated 200 $2 scratcher tickets, which have a maximum prize of $10,000 and assorted smaller cash prizes, with the overall odds of getting a winning ticket 1 in 4.


quitters poster

Quitters wanted this May 31st

There may be no better time to ditch nicotine than on May 31, which is World No Tobacco Day.

The World Health Organization and the Pima County Health Department (PCHD) are encouraging people to quit tobacco for 24 hours, pledge to support someone on their journey to quit, or pledge in memory of a loved one or friend who has died due to tobacco-related causes.

Every pledge gets entered into a drawing for a raffle prize. Go to for more details.



PACC advice: Don’t judge a pup by its pen

The shelter is a scary, confusing place for dogs and a barrier adds an additional source of fear, frustration and stress, advise the pup pros at Pima Animal Care Center.

Barking, lunging and baring teeth at the kennel door is a sad manifestation of this anxiety. And as you walk through the kennels at PACC, you’ll find that it is not at all uncommon.

It's why PACC staff urge you to give dogs like Leelo a chance. Somebody did and this lucky girl now has a new home. 



Summer learning kicking off at Pima County libraries

Drop by your local library and you'll be in for more than you bargained for.

Find coupons for Arizona State parks; reading logs for the kids to track summer learning, with cool prizes as a payoff; and Grab N Go Activities; and, as always, lots and lots of books.