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    PACC is open for essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the information you need to know:

    • You must now have a mask in order to come to the shelter for your appointment. We will have some masks for folks who do not have one. If you do not want to wear a mask, you won’t be able to come into the shelter. This came down as a directive from Pima County on 6/11/2020. You can read it here.
    • Adoptions are by appointment only in an effort to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can get an appointment here
    • If you'd like to browse the kennels, you need an appointment for the same reason. You can get one here.
    • For fostering, please visit our FOSTER section to see our available animals and fill out an online "foster on deck" form for dogs or cats. Staff will contact you as soon as we have a pet that matches what you are looking for. If you don't hear from us right away, don't worry! We haven't forgotten you. We just haven't received the type of pet you want to foster.
      For adoptions, please visit the ADOPT A PET section to see all pets at the shelter and in foster care. Please complete a survey and we will be in contact via email within 24 hours.
    • Non-essential services are suspended at this time in order to reduce the number of pets and people coming into PACC. 
    • If you need to license your pet, please use our online services. In-person licensing is not available at this time. 
    • If you find a stray pet, please call us at 520-724-PACC (7222) and file a found report. Please hold the pet if you can to give the owner time to locate their lost pet and to reduce the number of pets entering PACC. 
    • If you find kittens, please leave them alone unless they are sick, injured or in immediate danger. 
    • If you need resources for your pet or need to rehome a pet, please contact our Pet Support Center
    • PACC has suspended community cat trap-neuter-return, outreach events, and clinics 
    • PACC is following all guidance provided by the National Animal Care and Control Association. 

    Pets and COVID-19

    For a list of FAQ's about COVID-19 and pets, head to this link or visit the tab below.

    Want to help? Right now, we need the following:

    • Foster caregivers to take pets and help us find them permanent homes or hold them through this immediate crisis period
    • Adopters
    • Donations to the Friends of PACC to purchase critically-needed supplies for foster caregivers
    • Donations of pet food, supplies, crates, toys, treats and bedding

    About Us

    Our Commitment

    Pima Animal Care Center is committed to providing timely service to residents and compassionate care to animals, while working to support public safety, find homes for homeless animals and educate the community about responsible pet ownership. The Silverbell facility is open from noon until 7 p.m. weekdays, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekends. 

    Here are some of the ways we approach our mission:

    • Protecting public health and safety by enforcing laws and ordinances;
    • Responding and investigating complaints of animal abuse and cruelty;
    • Providing shelter for abandoned pets, none of which are turned away;
    • Working with more than five dozen rescue and animal welfare partners to find loving homes for homeless animals;
    • Picking up stray dogs to increase safety for the animals and your neighborhood, while providing an opportunity for lost pets to be reunited with their owners;
    • Promoting and supporting low-cost spay/neuter, vaccination and licensing services;
    • Encouraging volunteers and donors to assist in our mission.

    Pima Animal Care Center is a Division of the Pima County Health Department and is organized into four major sections: Enforcement, Animal Shelter, Licensing and Public Outreach/Education. The Pima Animal Care Center is located in Tucson, with a substation in Ajo.

    Your Pima County Pets and COVID-19 FAQ

    For a list of FAQ's about COVID-19 and pets, please head to this page.

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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.



    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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