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    Pima Animal Care Center

    Our Commitment

    Pima Animal Care Center is committed to providing timely service to residents and compassionate care to animals, while working to support public safety, find homes for homeless animals and educate the community about responsible pet ownership.

    The Silverbell facility is open from noon until 7 p.m. weekdays, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekends. We're closed the last Sunday of the month for deep cleaning.

    Proposed Pima Animal Care Bond Improvements

    The Pima County Board of Supervisors has authorized a bond election for November 2014, giving voters the opportunity to determine whether to update the shelter. Please visit our information page to learn more. 

    Empty the Shelter

    Two weeks ago, the leaders of PetSmart Charities® in Phoenix read the newsEmpty the Shelter about how Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is caring for nearly 1,000 dogs and cats in a shelter that's built for less than half that number. They wanted to help PACC get some much-needed breathing room, so they awarded the organization an $8,000 grant to host this weekend’s free Empty the Shelter Adoption Event at the shelter and four PetSmart stores!

    “We’re so grateful that our friends at PetSmart Charities® are stepping up to help our pets in their time of need,” PACC’s Chief of Operations, Kristin Barney, said. “With our community’s support, we can beat our goal of sending 200 deserving pets home!”

    Staff and volunteers will be bringing adoptable dogs to the following PetSmart locations from 10 to 4 on Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18: Broadway and Pantano, Grant and Swan, Orange Grove and I-10 and Irvington and I-19. All dog adoption fees will be waived, so adopters will only have to pay the $15 license charge.

    PACC will be offering FREE adoptions on cats, dogs, puppies and kittens all weekend long at its Silverbell Rd. shelter, too.

    Please click on the flyer for more information. 

    About Us

    Here are some of the ways we approach our mission:

    • Protecting public health and safety by enforcing laws and ordinances;
    • Responding and investigating complaints of animal abuse and cruelty;
    • Providing shelter for abandoned pets, none of which are turned away;
    • Working with more than five dozen rescue and animal welfare partners to find loving homes for homeless animals;
    • Picking up stray dogs to increase safety for the animals and your neighborhood, while providing an opportunity for lost pets to be reunited with their owners;
    • Promoting and supporting low-cost spay/neuter, vaccination and licensing services;
    • Encouraging volunteers and donors to assist in our mission.

    Pima Animal Care Center is a Division of the Pima County Health Department and is organized into four major sections: Enforcement, Animal Shelter, Licensing and Public Outreach/Education. The Pima Animal Care Center is located in Tucson, with a substation in Ajo.

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    Animal Care Center

    4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    (520) 243-5900

    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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