Oscar, before and after receiving care from the PACC911 critical care program

Several awe-inspiring stories will be the theme for Phoenix Animal Care Coalition's (PACC911) annual Glimmer of Hope event, which this year celebrates 800 animals rescued in 2019 and rehabilitated, giving them a second chance at life through the organization’s medical relief programs.

“Imagine finding Oscar at the county dump where he was literally buried alive,” the PACC911 team shared. “Some humans believe that animals have no value, and Oscar was discarded as trash.”

With the help of PACC911, Oscar was rescued and rushed to emergency veterinary care, and thanks to its critical care program, Oscar now enjoys the life he was meant to have where he is loved and valued as part of the family.

PACC911 invites residents to celebrate and share its mission of love and recovery, all from the comfort of home, with friends, family and fellow animal-lovers. Witness the powerful stories of animals the organization has helped to save this year. Some of these superstars will be featured live during the streamed event, Oct. 7 at 6pm.

The Glimmer of Hope event will be hosted by Ian Schwartz from CBS/KPHO Channel 5. Joining Schwartz will be special featured guest Jan D’Atri NBC/KPNX-Channel 12 host, and host of KTAR’s radio podcast “Dishin’ It Up.”

Add to that a wild, in-the-moment, live auction with celebrated auctiontainer Letitia Frye. Live auction items will be offered to lucky bidders, including a one-of-kind piece of jewelry specially designed by Estate Jewelers, Chef’s table at Capital Grille accompanied by exceptional wine, and the opportunity to have a pet featured on the cover of People & Pets Magazine (formerly Phoenix Dog Magazine).

Over 80 items will be featured in the silent auction, which will be online Oct. 5–11.

To learn more and reserve a spot at this fundraising event, visit

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