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  • Animal Waste Complaints

    We respond to two primary complaints in the area of animal waste.

    Not maintaining a sanitary premises.

    Register an animal waste complaint by phone with Pima Animal Care Center at (520) 724-5972.
    • The report will be entered into database and letters will be sent to the complainant and animal owner.
    • The complainant letter includes a complaint form to complete with details of the location and problem. The letter to the animal owner includes notice of the alleged violation and the appropriate jurisdiction's code on animal waste.
    • Upon inspection, the officer may:
      • Close the call and end the process if no violation is found.
      • Issue a Notice of Violation and set up for a recheck if a violation is found.
      • Issue a citation if a violation is found and the address has a history of violations.
    • Upon recheck, the officer may:
      • Close call and end the process if the area is cleaned and no violation remains.
      • Issue a citation if the violation remains.

    Solid animal waste left on public or private property without the permission of the property owner.

    This code can be difficult to enforce since the violation needs to be observed by a law enforcement officer for a citation to be issued. However, citizens may have a Third Party Citation issued by calling Pima Animal Care Center  and providing the following information:
    • A photograph documenting the incident, which includes the date, location, and time of incident.
    • The animal must be clearly identifiable in the photograph.
    • The animal owner's address must be known and provided.
    • The complainant must be willing to testify in court.
    • If two independent witnesses from separate addresses are willing to testify, a photograph may not be required.

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    Animal Care Center

    4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    Phone: (520) 724-5900
    Fax: (520) 724-5960


    Monday to Friday
    noon to 7 p.m.*

    Saturday & Sunday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.*

    *Must be checked in to wait list 45 minutes before close to be seen in adoption and admission department.

    Ajo Substation

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


    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Wednesday: 4:30pm-6:30pm
    Friday:  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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