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  • Lost and Found Pets

    Text to reunite a pet! texting

    Text the word “LOST” or "FOUND" to (833) 552-0591. You will then receive some information that will walk you through the report. 

    The automated system will walk you through how to make a “found” report. The texting program is run by Simple Texting. PACC does not charge for this service, but data and message rates may apply according to your phone carrier. By texting, you agree to receive promotional messages sent via an autodialer, and this agreement isn’t a condition of any purchase.

    Agreement to Receive Text Messages 
    By providing your mobile number, you agree that Pima Animal Care Center may send you text messages (including SMS and MMS). Pima Animal Care Center will send you up to twenty (20) messages per month. Message and data rates may apply. 
    You may opt out at any time by texting the word STOP to phone number (833) 552-0591. For help, send the word HELP to (833) 552-0591. 
    You agree to notify us of any changes to your mobile number and update your account with us to reflect this change. 
    Will I be charged for the text messages I receive? 
    Though Pima Animal Care Center will never charge you for the text messages you receive, depending on your phone plan, you may be charged by your mobile provider. 

    Envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra "PERDIDO" o "ENCONTRADO" al (833) 552-0591. Luego recibirá información que lo guiará a través del informe.

    El sistema automatizado lo guiará a través de cómo hacer un informe de "encontrado". El programa de mensajes de texto está a cargo de Simple Texting. PACC no cobra por este servicio, pero se pueden aplicar tarifas de datos y mensajes según su proveedor de telefonía. Al enviar un mensaje de texto, acepta recibir mensajes promocionales enviados a través de un marcador automático, y este acuerdo no es una condición para ninguna compra.

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    To search for animals that have been found and brought to PACC, visit found dogs and visit found cats.
    To search for animals that have been reported lost by their owners, click visit lost dogs and visit lost cats.

    To tell us about a lost or found pet, use this Lost and Found Pets submission form.

    Stray pets are held for three days. If they are unclaimed, they become property of PACC and will become available for adoption, foster or rescue placement following an initial evaluation.

    Reclaiming your lost pet is easy and affordable. We want to help get your pet home!

    • If you think your lost pet may have ended up in our care, please click here to make an appointment to come look.
    • If you know your pet is here and you need to make an appointment to pick them up, please call 724-5900 and press 6. Leave a voicemail with your contact information if the line is busy.
    • If your pet is here but you do not have access to transportation, please call us at 520-724-7222 to learn about our found pet transportation options.

    If you’ve lost a pet, here are the steps you should take.

    • File a lost pet report by filling out this form or calling 520-724-7222.
    • Post LOST PET flyers or posters near where the pet was last seen.
    • Visit local Lost and Found pet groups on Facebook and other social media sites.
    • Post a lost pet alert on your local group.
    • Create a Pawboost alert

    It’s scary to lose a pet. We do hope you are able to find your family member.

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    Tips to help find a lost pet.

    1. File a Lost Pet Report by calling (520) 724-7222.
    2. Check on line in the community, including:
    1. Ask neighbors if they saw your pet and post flyers around the neighborhood.
    2. Check the “found” ads in the newspaper or online sites and consider posting an ad with a reward for the return of your pet.
    3. Keep looking for at least two weeks. Sometimes, found pets aren’t brought to the shelter for many days.

    stray dog

    As an open-admissions shelter, we accept stray dogs at any time during our operating hours. There are ways you can help get stray dogs home without bringing them to the shelter!

    Stray dogs:

    1. Get the dog scanned to check for a microchip. Almost every vet can scan for a microchip. If you can identify the dog, you can help return it without it having to come to the shelter!
    2. If the dog is wearing a Pima County license, you can call our Dispatch line at 724-5900, extension 4 to find out the owner name and contact information to get the dog home quickly.
    3. File a FOUND report. You can call our Pet Support Center at 724-7222 to file a found a report. You can also come to PACC during open hours and file a report in person.
    4. In most cases, finders will be given the option to hold the found pet for one week in order to increase its chances of being reunited with its family. Found dogs brought to PACC will be vaccinated and micro-chipped. Finders who choose to hold the dog will be offered supplies including food, a crate, leash and collar. If you find a dog and house that dog in your home, you can choose to bring  the dog in at any time during PACC’s open hours and PACC will intake it.

    Sick or injured stray dogs:

    If you find a sick or injured stay pet, please bring it to PACC during open hours or call Dispatch at 724-5900 extension 4 to receive an immediate response. 

    Stray cats:

    If you see healthy stray cats and kittens, whether they’re friendly or ‘feral,’ it means someone is caring for them and they live in the community. If they have a tipped ear, it means they’ve been sterilized and vaccinated. If you noticed unsterilized cats in your community or have other concerns regarding stray cats, you can visit our community cats page to learn more about trap-neuter-return services for community cats.

    Found kittens:

    If you find a kitten, please visit our Found Kittens page to learn how to help keep kittens with their moms and out of the shelter!

    Sick or injured stray cats:

    If you find a sick or injured stay pet, please bring it to PACC during open hours or call Dispatch at 724-5900 extension 4 to receive an immediate response. 
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    Tucson, AZ 85745
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    By appointment only, unless there is an emergency. If there is an emergency, please call  724-5900 and press 4.

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    1249 N Well Rd
    Ajo, AZ 85321
    (520) 387-7502

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