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    Quick Tips for Owning a Pet in Pima County

    The state of Arizona requires that all dogs over 3 months of age be licensed. You will need proof of current rabies vaccination before licensing your dog.

    You need to provide a vaccination certificate signed by a licensed Veterinarian containing the following:
    • Vaccine manufacturers name
    • Type of vaccine used (MLV or Killed)
    • Serial or Lot Number
    • Date vaccination was given
    • Veterinarian’s name
    • How long the vaccine is valid
    Go to our Licensing Information or Fee Schedule, by clicking the links.

    Minimum Care Laws

    • Animals must be provided with adequate food, water, shelter, medical care, exercise space and ventilation.
    • Remember, that animals can die in less than 5 minutes if left in a hot vehicle.
    • The shelter requirement does not apply to livestock.

    Liability for your Animal

    • If your animal bites or attempts to bite someone or, destroys property or other animals you are liable for damages.
    • All animal bites must be reported to the Pima Animal Care Center

    Leash Law

    • Your dog must be kept in an enclosed yard when on your property.
    • Tie-outs are prohibited
    • Your dog cannot be off your property unless restrained by a leash.

    Pet Support Center

    • The Pet Support Center is a phone-based resource for our community that strives to help people keep their pets. 
    • You can give them a call at 724-7222 or visit the website.
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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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