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  • Surrender a Pet to Pima Animal Care

    Each year, PACC takes in nearly 20,000 homeless, stray and abandoned pets. On average, about 50 animals come through our doors each day. Because PACC is the only open-admissions shelter in Pima County, we ask residents to try all other options prior to surrendering their pet.

    Our Pet Support Center can help you rehome your own pet and can help you find resources and support outside of PACC. Call 520-724-7222 to speak with a Pet Support specialist.

    Make an appointment: If you have tried every avenue to rehome your pet and need to bring it to the shelter, you must make an appointment prior to bringing your pet in. This is to ensure we can provide the best possible service to you and your pet and to assist you efficiently. Call Pet Support Center to schedule an appointment at 520-724-7222.

    Resources for keeping or rehoming your pet: If you would like information on resources, want to learn how to rehome your pet, or want to schedule an intake appointment, call the Pet Support Center at 520-724-7222.

    Have you found a lost pet? Because our shelter struggles with perpetual resource shortages, we ask that you please consult the following resources before bringing him or her to us:
    We always urge you to consider other options before surrendering your pet. Animals who are healthy and adoptable outside of our shelter often deteriorate once they are housed in our overcrowded kennels. Resources that can keep your pet out of the shelter. Contact Pet Support Center at 520-724-7222 for additional resources including training, rescues, medical assistance, and more.

    If at all possible, please bring your pet’s veterinary records. These will help increase your pet’s chances of adoption or rescue.

    Please also consider find your pet a new home yourself. We have partnered with Petco to help make the process a little easier.

    If you wish to surrender your pet for humane, low-cost euthanasia, call the Pet Support Center at 520-724-7222. 
    Appointments for this service are scheduled daily from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost to surrender a pet for euthanasia is a $15 evaluation fee. Each pet is independently evaluated by our medical and behavioral teams to determine if the animal is medically suffering and euthanasia is the only humane option.

    Pets with treatable conditions surrendered for euthanasia are saved whenever possible so owners may request euthanasia, but the decision to euthanize is made by PACC staff.

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    4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    (520) 724-5900
    FAX: (520) 724-5960
       Weekdays: Noon - 7 p.m.
       Weekends: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    **We will be CLOSED Monday, January 20, 2020 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.**

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    1249 N Well Rd
    Ajo, AZ 85321
    (520) 387-7502
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       Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
       Wednesday: 4:30pm-6:30pm
       Friday:  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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