Pizza chain organizes toy drive for Maricopa County animal shelter

Something Good is sponsored by Papa Murphy’s
Jody Pectol, owner of Zzeek’s Pizza, organized a toy drive to help our friends at Maricopa County animal shelter. Something Good is sponsored by Papa Murphy's.
Published: Aug. 24, 2023 at 7:48 AM MST|Updated: Aug. 24, 2023 at 8:01 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- For Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, 18,000 pets were taken in last year. However, as one of the nation’s largest open-admission shelters, they rely on volunteers and donations to help care for the animals. Now, a local pizza shop has gathered donations to help our furry friends.

Jody Pectol, owner of Zzeek’s Pizza, came across a volunteer’s post on social media about the need for toys at the shelter. Pectol organized a toy donation drive, inviting all her customers to drop off a dog toy at any of their five locations across the East Valley. It wasn’t long before boxes were filling up! In all, generous donors brought in roughly 1,000 dog toys.

The shelter thanked the pizza chain for the gesture. “A heartwarming thank you goes out to Jody, the incredible owner of Zzeek’s Pizza, for her extraordinary act of kindness. Your contributions have sparked countless smiles and wagging tails, offering the animals a little extra comfort and joy during their stay. Thank you, Zzeek’s Pizza!” the shelter wrote on social media. Maricopa County Animal and Care volunteers Sue and Mary collected all the donations from each pizza location and brought them to the shelter for pups to enjoy.

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