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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.

    There's No Place Like Home for PACC Pooches and Pits

    October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and we’ll be joining shelters all across the country to promote our pooches!
      October PACC Adoption badge
    October is also National Pit Bull Awareness Month. Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes are some of the most at-risk dogs in animal shelters around the country, because of the sheer numbers of them and persistent negative perceptions.

    Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing positive and educational messaging regarding the Pit Bull breed on our Facebook page. We encourage PACC adopters to post pictures of their adopted Pit Bulls and their happy stories, too!

    Find your new best friend!

    Download our monthly flyer

     Low Cost Vaccination Clinic

    Saturday, October 3 (7 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
    Sahuarita Safeway (1301 W. Duval Mine Rd.)

    Canine      Feline  
    DHPP  $18.00   FVRCP  $18.00
    BORD IN  $14.00    FELEUK  $18.00 
    BORD SQ  $16.00    COMBO  $30.00 
    RABIES  $14.00   RABIES  $14.00 
    HEARTWORM TEST  $25.00       
         MICROCHIP $25.00   

    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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