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  • Surrender a Pet to Pima Animal Care

    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 healthy pets owned by people facing true crises who have no other viable option.

  • 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. 
  • If you got your pet from another shelter, rescue group, or a breeder, contact them first to see if they are able to take the pet back. Also check with your vet clinic to see if they will post 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 
  • Post your pet on a rehoming website like:
    1. Adopt-A-Pet & PetCo Foundation
    2. Home-to-Home

  • Network your pet to your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Post them on your social media and ask your friends to share!
    1. Best Friends Animal Society
    2. PetFinder
    3. Humane Society of the United States
  • Other Tips:

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

    DO have an honest conversation with any potential adopters to ensure that 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 make your pet more adoptable for a new home

    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.


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    Animal Care Center

    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.

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