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  • Spay or Neuter and Trap - Neuter - Return (TNR)

    Pitbull NalaNeed an affordable spay/neuter surgery for your pet? We can help!

    We partner with several local nonprofits and private veterinarians to provide very low cost spay and neuter options to Pima County residents. ALL Pima County residents can get their pet fixed for just $15 through our program, and that price is reduced to $5 if the pet owner is low-income!

    For more information about getting a subsidized surgery for your pet, you can:

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    Seeing stray cats? We can help -- for FREE!

    For trapping help or for a trap loan, please contact PACC's Cat Program Coordinator at CommunityCats@pima.gov or (520) 724-5983.
    Our Community Cats Program is the humane and effective way to reduce the number of cats living on the streets in Pima County. Community cats are the un-owned outdoor or feral cats who live in our neighborhoods.

    Our Community Cats Project provides:

    • Humane trapping of community cats, followed by spaying or neutering, vaccination and the return of cats to their communities. Over time, their numbers are reduced -- at no cost to the caretaker.
    • Ear-tipping of spayed or neutered cats. A painless procedure, an ear-tip is the universal symbol of a spayed or neutered outdoor cat.

    The benefits include:

    • Prevents unwanted litters;
    • Saves taxpayer dollars by keeping cats out of our county shelter;
    • Decreases the number of cats being euthanized in our shelter;
    • Helps improve the health of outdoor cats; and
    • Reduces nuisance behaviors like spraying, fighting, howling, and roaming.

    To be fixed for free through this program, cats must meet the following criteria:

    • The cat lives strictly outside.
    • The cat has no known owner (must not have a collar with ID or microchip).
    • The cat appears to be healthy.
    • The cat is at least 2 pounds, which is roughly 8-10 weeks of age.
    • The cat must be from within Pima County, excluding Marana or Sahuarita town limits.

    All cats must be returned to their original colonies after surgery (dumping cats is illegal). 

    If you need help keeping community cats out of your yard, call our Community Cats Program at (520) 724-5983, or write CommunityCats@pima.gov, for help getting humane deterrents.

    This project is supported in part by the Arizona Pet-Friendly License Plate program. Learn more.

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    More Low-Cost Surgery Options for Your Pet

    In addition to the county-subsidized options listed above, there are multiple private clinics in Pima County that provide low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for the public's pets.
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    4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    (520) 724-5900
       Weekdays: Noon - 7 p.m.
       Weekends: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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    1249 N Well Rd
    Ajo, AZ 85321
    (520) 387-7502
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       Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
       Wednesday: 4:30pm-6:30pm
       Friday:  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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