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    Pima Animal Care Center is committed to helping pet owners redeem their pets.

    In fact, our No. 1 goal is reuniting you with your pet. We will always work with you to accomplish that goal.

    PACC FeesEqually important, we want to help our constituents be responsible owners and take steps to protect their pet. When an animal strays from a home, there are many hazards it might confront from automobile injuries, exposure to harsh weather conditions and just the simple fear of being lost. 

    Fees are based in large part on whether a pet is unaltered or has been spayed or neutered. Making sure pets can no longer have new litters is the most important step community members can take to reduce the numbers of animals coming to our shelter needing homes.

    Please consider the following categories:

    •  I have an altered, licensed pet that was picked up running loose for the first time: Pima Animal Care Center will generally waive all impound and boarding fees. The most that the pet owner may have to pay for is a microchip.
    • I have an unaltered, licensed pet that was picked up running loose for the first time: If an owner agrees to spay or neuter the animal before taking it back home, we will provide the alteration at no cost and also will waive all boarding and impound fees for the first time we’ve taken the pet into our shelter. The most the pet owner may have to pay for is a microchip.
    •  I have an unaltered, unlicensed pet and do not want Pima Animal Care Center to provide alteration of the pet: In this case, impound and boarding fees will not be waived. Redemption fees for those owners, or for pets that have been impounded more than once, may include some of the fees as outlined in the charts below:

    Licensing Fees
    Altered Dog or dog 10 years of age or older, not altered $15.00
    Altered Dog – Low income owner (Limit 4 per household - applies only to unincorporated County residents) $8.00
    Altered Dog – Senior/disabled owner (Limit 4 per household) $10.00
    Unaltered – Low income owner (one time per dog - applies only to unincorporated County residents) $27.00
     Unaltered Dog
     $60.00
    Unaltered Dog – Senior/disabled owner (Limit 4 per household) $17.00
    Older Dog (unaltered dog, 10 years of age or older) $15.00
    Duplicate or transfer-of-ownership license $10.00
    Vicious/dangerous animal license $100.00

    Licensing Late Fees
    Less than one year late $10.00
    One to two years late $22.00
    More than two years late $36.00
    Multi-Dog (kennel) permit, residents of unincorporated Pima County only *Minimum $400
    *The Kennel Permit fee is graduated subject to the number of animals licensed under the fee such that the permit holder pays $400 or 75% of the total cost of licensing all the animals individually, whichever is greater.

    Licensing Fee Discounts

    Discounts on licensing are offered for the following:
    Disabled - Download the application form
    Low income - Download the application form
    Impound Fees
     Impound Altered (first impoundment waived for licensed dogs)  $75.00
     Impound Altered (second impoundment)  $125.00
     Impound Altered (subsequent impoundments)  $200.00
    Impound Unaltered Animal (first impoundment waived for licensed dogs)* $125.00
    Impound  Unaltered (subsequent  impoundment)* $200.00
    Redemption of Unlicensed, Unaltered Pet Recovery Fee $50 to $250.00
    Boarding Fees (per day)
    Licensed altered dogs and altered cats $15.00
    Puppies and kittens under three months of age $15.00 
    Licensed unaltered dogs or unaltered cats $35.00
    Unlicensed altered dogs $40.00
    Unlicensed unaltered dogs $60.00
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    Animal Care Center

    4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    (520) 243-5900

    HOURS:
    Weekdays: Noon until 7 p.m.
    Weekends: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
    Closed the last Sunday of 
    every month

    Ajo Substation:
    1259 Well Road
    Ajo, AZ 85321

    (520) 387-7502

    Ajo Substation Hours:
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. MWF
    4:30-6:30 p.m. W


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