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    You must wear a mask while at PACC. The mask must cover your nose and mouth.

    Struggling to feed your pet? Get a bag of food here by clicking this image.

    If you see a stray kitten, it is most likely NOT abandoned. Click this image to find out why you should leave them where they are found.

    Need help with minor medical care for your pet? See if you qualify for one of our grants by clicking this image.

    Looking for a new best friend? Head to or click image above!

    Find your new best friend at PACC!

    As our community's only open-admission shelter, we have the largest selection of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens waiting to meet you. You can find your new best friend at our shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. All our adopted pets are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and come with a free vet visit, too. 

    • Stray Pet: If you find a stray pet, please text "FOUND" to (833) 552-0591 to 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. Click the "Lost and Found" section below for more tips.
    • Lost Pet: File a lost report as soon as the pet goes missing by texting "LOST" to (833) 552-0591. Click the "Lost and Found" section below for more tips.
    • Kittens: If you find kittens, please leave them alone unless they are sick, injured or in immediate danger. Check out our page on kittens here.
    • Help Needed: If you need resources for your pet or need to rehome a pet, please contact our Pet Support Center


    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

    **The shelter will be 
    closed for Martin Luther
    King Jr. Day on Monday, 
    January 17, 2022**


    Monday to Friday
    noon to 7 p.m.

    Saturday & Sunday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Ajo Substation


    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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