News Flash

MCAO Latest News

Posted on: April 23, 2012

PetSmart® Partners with County Attorney on K-9 Victim Support Program

PHOENIX, AZ (April 23, 2012) – Phoenix-based PetSmart, Inc., (NASDAQ: PETM) the largest specialty retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets, is now the official corporate partner for the Maricopa County Attorney’s K-9 Victim Support Program. The company’s partnership will provide financial and material support for Sam, a specially trained service dog who provides comfort and assistance to crime victims and their families throughout the criminal justice process. PetSmart Chairman and CEO Bob Moran announced the partnership today by presenting County Attorney Bill Montgomery and other County officials with a check at a luncheon held at the State Capitol to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

“As a Phoenix-based company, we’re honored to support a program that helps our children feel safe and confident,” said Bob Moran, CEO and Chairman of the Board for PetSmart. “Maricopa County’s K-9 Victim Support Program recognizes the positive impact pets can have on children, and PetSmart is excited to be a part of this ground-breaking initiative in our hometown.”

Today’s announcement brought vigorous tail-wagging from Sam, a Golden Retriever-Irish Setter mix, who was originally acquired from a local animal shelter and subsequently trained to become a level III Facility Dog. He works regularly to calm and support children and adult crime victims as they confront the often intimidating and traumatic process of the criminal justice system. Sam’s service has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties in 2010. He was recently appointed to serve as the official ambassador for the Maricopa County Attorney’s crime prevention and youth safety programs and will participate in similar initiatives sponsored by PetSmart.

“We are grateful and delighted to have PetSmart as a partner on our K-9 Victim Support Program, which underscores the commitment of my office to honor the rights of crime victims to be free from intimidation, harassment and abuse throughout the criminal justice process,” remarked Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. “With PetSmart’s support, Sam will proudly continue to provide care and comfort to victims and their families as they walk the sometimes long and difficult road to justice,” he added.

For more information about Sam, visit his Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/SamTheDogsPage.

###

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in MCAO Latest News

Contact-Tracing

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams

Posted on: July 23, 2020
Two Girls on Laptops

What are the risks of livestreaming?

Posted on: July 13, 2020
Prosecutor

What is a Prosecutor?

Posted on: June 25, 2020
Man Vaping

Vaping Warning Signs for Parents

Posted on: June 18, 2020
Opioids

Help Prevent Opioid Abuse at Home

Posted on: June 16, 2020
Sunset Over Canal and Homes

Keep Your Home Safe this Summer

Posted on: June 4, 2020
Looking through a car windshield at night. The lights are blurred.

Don’t Graduate into a DUI

Posted on: May 19, 2020
Happy Mothers Day

Honoring MCAO Moms

Posted on: May 8, 2020
COVID-19 Stimulus Check Scams

Stimulus Check Scams

Posted on: May 7, 2020
National Law Day 2020

It’s National Law Day

Posted on: May 1, 2020
Angela Andrews

Collaboration is Key

Posted on: April 30, 2020
Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Heather Kirka

Charging Ahead and Working Together

Posted on: April 23, 2020
Census form on flag

We All Benefit When We Respond

Posted on: April 16, 2020
Brittany Hogard

Keeping the Wheels of Justice Rolling

Posted on: April 15, 2020
Person typing on computer keyboard

Be a Smart Online User

Posted on: April 13, 2020
Avoid Coronavirus Scams

COVID-19 Scam Awareness

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Community Outreach Highlights

Posted on: March 1, 2020
Allister with Female Staff

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Posted on: March 1, 2020
2020 Census Advertisement - Shape your Future, Start Here

YOU Count: Fill Out the Census Today

Posted on: March 1, 2020

Update On Petersen Investigation

Posted on: December 11, 2019

MCAO Honors Our Veterans

Posted on: November 8, 2019

Dion Earl Found Guilty on All Charges

Posted on: August 22, 2019

MCAO Launches Community Grants Webpage

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Update on Green Acre Dog Boarding Deaths

Posted on: September 22, 2014

National Geographic - Taboo

Posted on: August 31, 2012