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  • Rehoming a Pet

    Need help with behavior, training or enrichment for your pet?

    Contact our Pet Support Center for some advice and resources that may help you keep your pet in your home. Complete a survey and someone will get back to you within 24 to 48 hours to discuss what resources and options are available to you.

    Rehoming a Pet/Stray Intake

    During this time, PACC will not be accepting non-emergency owner surrenders, healthy stray cats or community cats. PACC is recommending that owners exhaust all other rehoming options prior to contacting PACC and is encouraging owners who are ill to keep their pets at home whenever possible.

    PACC is still accepting all sick and injured pets; animal victims of cruelty and neglect; pets in immediate danger; and orphaned kittens who need immediate medical care. PACC is also accepting pets owned by people facing true crises who have no other viable option.

    If you need to rehome your pet, try these steps:

    • Post your pet on a rehoming website like Rehome by Adopt-A-Pet, which will post your pet and help you find them a great new home. Adopt-A-Pet will create contracts and collect an adoption fee, but you will receive the applications from potential adopters. You'll get the final say about which home would be the best for your pet.
      Check No-Kill Pima County’s resource list to see if there are any local resources that may be able to help you keep your pet. 
    • Contact other local shelters and rescues to see if they would be able to take your pet. A short list of local rescue groups can be found on Petfinder.com.
    • Network your pet to your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Post them on your social media and ask your friends to share! You can find some tips about marketing your pet at the links below.
      a. Best Friends Animal Society
      b. PetFinder
      c. Humane Society of the United States 

    Other Tips:

    DO post your pet on many different websites including Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, Nextdoor and wherever else you think an adopter may see them!

    DO have an honest conversation with any potential adopters to ensure their home is a good match for the pet.

    DO consider getting your pet spayed or neutered if they aren't already and getting them up to date on their shots. This may may your pet more adoptable for a new home. Here's a list of low-cost options for all of those things. 

    If you're struggling to find placement for your pet and are unsure what to do next, contact the Pet Support Center to speak to someone about what options are available. If you think you may need to bring your pet to PACC, please complete a survey and someone will contact you within 24 to 48 hours to discuss whether or not a surrender appointment is appropriate at this time.

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    Animal Care Center


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

    By appointment only, unless there is an emergency. If there is an emergency, please call  724-5900 and press 4.


    **The shelter will be closed
    on Labor Day, Monday,
    September 7, 2020**


    Ajo Substation

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

    By appointment only, unless there is an emergency. If there is an emergency, please call 724-5900 and press 4

       Monday:  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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