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  • Spay or Neuter and Trap - Neuter - Return (TNR)

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    Non-essential services at PACC are suspended at this time in order to reduce the number of pets and people coming into PACC during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    However, the Community Cat Program is now able to loan out traps by appointment. To make an appointment, please email Community.Cats@pima.gov.

    Need an affordable spay/neuter surgery for your pet? We can help!

    We partner with several local nonprofits and private veterinarians to provide very low cost spay and neuter options to Pima County residents. ALL Pima County residents can get their pet fixed for just $15 through our program, and that price is reduced to $5 if the pet owner is low-income! For more information about getting a subsidized surgery for your pet, you can:

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    Community Cat surgery is underway. For the upcoming program year, PACC Community Cat Program technicians will focus their fieldwork and community engagement efforts on the top six zip codes of stray cat intake, as well as provide trapping and transport assistance for unowned cats in these areas.

    The targeted zip codes are:


    Together, these zip codes comprise almost 60% of stray cat & kitten intake to PACC for 2019. The other approximately 40% of intake is spread amongst 30 other zip codes in Pima County.

    At this time, trap loans and surgery funding will still be available for those who are located in other jurisdictional areas contracted with Pima Animal Care Center, but trap loans will be prioritized to serve those located in targeted areas.

    Those interested in the program should contact:

    520-724-5983 or communitycats@pima.gov

    Here's a list of some other local low cost options.

    Additional support may be found through No Kill Pima County.

    For trapping help or for a trap loan, please contact us at CommunityCats@pima.gov or (520) 724-5983.

    Our Community Cats Program is the humane and effective way to reduce the number of cats living on the streets in Pima County. Community cats are the un-owned outdoor or feral cats who live in our neighborhoods.

    Our Community Cats Project provides:
    • Humane trapping of community cats, followed by spaying or neutering, vaccination and the return of cats to their communities. Over time, their numbers are reduced -- at no cost to the caretaker.
    • Ear-tipping of spayed or neutered cats. A painless procedure, an ear-tip is the universal symbol of a spayed or neutered outdoor cat.

    More Low-Cost Surgery Options for Your Pet

    In addition to the county-subsidized options listed above, there are multiple private clinics in Pima County that provide low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for the public's pets.
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