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MISSION: Pima Animal Care Center’s mission is to protect the public health and safety of the people and animals within Pima County.

Pima Animal Care Center is a part of the Field Health Services Division of the Pima County Health Department. The Health Department is an affiliate of the Integrated Health Care System.

The Center is organized into four major divisions, Enforcement, Animal Shelter, Licensing, and Public Relations/Education. The Pima Animal Care Center is located in Tucson with a substation in Ajo, Arizona.

Pima Animal Care Center occupies a unique position in the community, because it educates the public and enforces the law in two different but complementary aspects:

  • By protecting the public health and safety through enforcing the animal control laws and ordinances.
  • By protecting the animals through enforcing animal welfare and cruelty ordinances and sheltering abandoned animals.

OUR COMMITMENT: The Pima Animal Care Center staff is committed to provide the best level of services to the community, to protect the public health and safety, to mitigate the impact that companion animals have on our life style, and to protect the animals from abuse and neglect.

HERE IS THE PROBLEM: Though many people are responsible pet owners, some are not.

In an Average Year:

  • Approximately 18,000 animals are handled by the Pima Animal Care Center (stray, sick, injured).
  • Approximately 13,000 Animals are put to sleep.
  • Approximately 5,000 dead animals are picked up.
  • Approximately 3,000 bites are investigated.
  • Approximately 1,800 cruelty and neglect investigations are conducted.

Like the police officer on the beat and the nurse in the emergency room, the staff at PACC work hard to prevent suffering and save lives. They rescue the stranded, feed the hungry, and shelter the homeless. They help make our community better for everyone.

Animal Care Officers are highly trained professionals who know how to handle sick, injured and unwanted animals that are a direct result of owner irresponsibility.

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PET ADOPTION POLICIES: The Pima Animal Control Center always has dogs and cats available for adoption. We have pets of all breeds, sizes, shapes and colors.

We won’t put an animal up for adoption if we think that it is sick or injured. That would not be fair to either the animal or the adoptive family. When an animal is judged to be adoptable it is, to the best of our knowledge, healthy.

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the health or behavior of the animal.

All dogs three (3) months of age or older are vaccinated for rabies and licensed at the time they are adopted. We provide the family adopting a pet a record of all the vaccinations given to the animal. The law requires that all animals adopted must have been spayed or neutered.

All animals will be microchipped.

:: Check out the Animals Available for Adoption ::

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DONATE MONEY: You can contribute to PACC through the mail, in person, or over the phone using a credit or debit card. Please make all checks payable to PACC.

To make a donation to sponsor a kennel you can call PACC at (520) 243-5969 to make a credit card donation or mail a check or money order made out to PACC:

WISH LIST: see below

VOLUNTEERS: Pima Animal Care Center needs volunteers to help with the animals in our animal shelter, with basic office tasks, and with community outreach. Click on the link to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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  • Pet Shampoo
  • Kennel leashes - (leash/collar combination)
  • 8 qt. galvanized metal bucket
  • 4 qt. galvanized metal bucket
  • Rolling Kennels
  • Dishwasher
  • CMA Model S-AH and dish table $4.700 + $400=$5,100 (single door/pots and pans model.)
  • CMA Model S-B and dish table $6,475 + $400=$6,875
  • Towels, blankets, clean and used is fine
  • Dog biscuits
  • Small sized cat litter pans
  • 10 gal. aquarium/fish set up
  • Dog leads (simple nooses)
  • Dog/cat art work, esp poster sized & poster frames
  • Printer, new or used in good working condition

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Pima Animal Care Center
4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85745 (Click here for directions)

Phone: (520)243-5900

Email: contactPACC@pima.gov

Website: www.pimaanimalcare.org




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