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    We protect our community, we rescue pets in need, and we save lives.

    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.

    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.

    Pima Animal Care Center invites you to Fall in Love by adopting your new best friend!

     We are participating in PetSmart Charities' National Adoption Weekend on Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13. All pets will be just $20! That’s more than a $200 value including your pet’s spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip, a free vet visit and your $16 dog licensing fee!
    PetSmart National Adoption Weekend Sept. 2015
    We will be at the following PetSmart Stores from
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 
    Dogs, Cats, Puppies & Kittens at Oracle & Wetmore and Grant & Swan Cats & Kittens only at El Con Mall 
    The $20 special will be honored at our 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. shelter all weekend long, too!

    Finding your new best friend was never easier! Come visit us and enjoy cuddling a soft snuggly kitty or puppy! We guarantee you’ll fall in love!

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    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

    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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