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  • County renews animal care agreement with three jurisdictions

    Jun 07, 2017 | Read More News
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    On Tuesday, June 6, the Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the County’s intergovernmental agreements with the City of Tucson, South Tucson and Oro Valley for the provision of animal care and enforcement services to jurisdiction residents and their pets through June 2018.

    Pima Animal Care CenterThese agreements will provide the legal basis for Pima County to provide animal care services to its partner jurisdictions. The Pima Animal Care Center provides a range of services including licensing dogs, enforcing animal welfare, cruelty and neglect laws, identifying dangerous animals, facilitating low cost vaccination, spay and neuter, providing pet adoption and support services, and ensuring that surrendered and stray animals receive proper sheltering and humane care. 

    More than 96% of all pets brought to PACC come from the renewing jurisdictions and unincorporated Pima County. 

    Under the renewed agreements, each jurisdiction will reimburse the County according to the services PACC provides them in the next fiscal year. Estimated costs for the City are about $4.5 million, South Tucson anticipates about $81,000 and Oro Valley estimates about $151,000. 

    Actual costs will depend on the number of dog licenses issued, the number of animal welfare responded to, and the number of injured, sick and at risk homeless pets humanely sheltered. In addition, each jurisdiction will take into account PACC’s effort to maintain the shelter’s adoption rate above 90% for its savable pet population and the number of community-based educational outreach events hosted for its residents. 

    Starting July 1, the City of Tucson, South Tucson and Oro Valley will be the only jurisdictions that continue to receive animal care services from PACC. The jurisdictions of Sahuarita and Marana will handle all animal care services within their respective jurisdictions. Additional information on the fees assessed to these jurisdictions for services provided by PACC will become available at the Board of Supervisors July 11 meeting. 

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