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  • PACC leading talks at Animal Control Leadership Summit

    Jun 24, 2019 | Read More News
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    Officer at truck with dogPima Animal Care Center is proud to be at the center of a nationwide discussion about animal protection and enforcement services. PACC Director of Animal Services Kristen Hassen-Auerbach will be speaking with other shelter leaders at the Animal Control Leadership Summit in Dallas, TX. This is hosted by Best Friends Animal Society and sponsored by Maddie’s Fund Family Foundation and will take place June 26. Leadership from Maricopa County, Albuquerque, NM, Fort Worth, Austin, Oklahoma City, Washoe County and Montgomery County will also be in attendance. 

    “This group of animal services leaders are coming together for one day to talk about the evolution of animal control and how our organizations can work together to better serve our individual communities,” says Hassen-Auerbach. “We’ll be discussing everything from increasing community engagement to protecting public safety to promoting responsible pet ownership.” 

    PACC’s officers patrol the 9,000 square miles of Pima County. They oversee bite and dangerous dog investigations; respond to cruelty and neglect complaints; ensure licensing and leash law compliance and return lost pets home. In 2018, they handled 26,325 calls, an increase of 6,000 calls from 2017.

    The goal of this summit is to build a better understanding of what is working in animal protection and what is not. Best Friends says the desired outcome is to “gain an understanding of best practices that can be implemented across other communities and create an endorsable set of ‘best practices’ for large municipal agencies that have at least near-consensus across progressive municipal agencies.”
    PACC is located at 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. All pets adopted from PACC will come spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and a free vet visit. A $19 licensing fee will apply to dogs PACC’s normal business hours are Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends.