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    Pima Animal Care Center

    Free Black Friday Weekend Adoptions!

    zapposStarting Black Friday and lasting through Cyber Monday, it's a free adoption party at PACC! Our partners at Best Friends Animal Society and Zappos.com are covering all adoption fees for loving families.

    Our 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. shelter will be open on:

    • Black Friday, Nov. 27, from Noon to 3
    • Saturday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Cyber Monday, Nov. 30, from Noon to 7 p.m.
    We'll also be honoring the special at our four PetSmart offsite adoption locations, where we have PACC cats and kitten seven days a week. See those locations here.

    With Zappos and Best Friends covering the adoption fees, all you might need to pay for is the standard $16 dog license fee, if applicable.

    Find your new best friend!

    Service Animal License Fees

    If you have a service animal as defined in ARS Section 11-1024 your license fee can be waived. Sign a certification and provide proof of rabies vaccination for this waiver.

    Success Stories

    Success Story

    Second Chance Saturday

    A Good Samaritan found this young Poodle mix abandoned next her trash can, screaming in pain. The little dog’s leg appeared to be broken, and she rushed him to us. Thanks to your support, our shelter vet, Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, was able to treat Charlie’s pain, cast his badly broken leg and neuter him. Now Charlie is recovering in our treatment room, and on Friday, he received a soothing massage from one of our amazing volunteers, Sue. YOU can help us keep being our community’s refuge for stray pets like Charlie by making a tax-deductible gift to our medical fund.

    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.

    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) 724-5900

    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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