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  • Pima Animal Care Center

    About Us

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    PACC is Pima County’s only open-admissions animal shelter, taking in 17,000 pets annually and serving 15,000 others in the community. Thanks to tremendous community support including adopters, volunteers, fosters, rescue and community partners, PACC saves more than 90% of the pets who come through its doors. This makes us one of the largest, lifesaving communities in America.
    About 100 animal welfare professionals work at PACC serving in all areas of operations including animal protection services, adoptions, the emergency medical clinic and wellness center, the pet support center and behavior and enrichment. PACC is supported by more than 1,000 volunteers and 700 foster families as well as 150 rescue partners and each year, about 10,000 Pima County residents choose PACC as the place to find their new family member.

    PACC would like to thank the following foundations, organizations, and companies for their support of our lifesaving programs.

    aspcaASPCA has generously invested in PACC's Keeping Families Together Fund which allows us to offer resources to pet owners in need. ASPCA also contributed to  the treatment to sick pets effected by a distemper and strep zoo outbreak in the fall of 2016, allowing us to save hundreds of lives.

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    Best Friends Animal Society invested in our first three years of a Trap-Neuter-Return program, as well as many other lifesaving programs.

    Bonnie Kay Charitable Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has invested in so many lifesaving programs, including the Working Cat Program and our Help Desk.

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    Thank you to Chapman Honda for partnering with us on Adopt a Pet day.

    John M. Simpson Foundation has steadily supported PACC for years.

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    Maddie's Fund has supported PACC by allowing staff members to participate in invaluable apprenticeship programs and has invested in our innovative foster program. 

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    Petco Foundation has invested in lifesaving medical equipment for our vets and our pets, as well as supporting adoption events and many other lifesaving efforts.

    Thank you to Petfinder Foundation for their support during the fall of 2016's strep zoo outbreak.

    PetSmart Charities has invested in so many programs at PACC, including our pet support center, off-site adoption program, hoarding response program, and much more.

    Tucson Electric Power is a valued supporter of PACC and partners with us for our annual Santa Adoption Party.


    Thank you to Tucson Medical Center for their steady support over the years.


    Thank you to the Jackson Galaxy Project for selecting PACC to participate in its Cat Pawsitive Pro program, which is giving us the tools we need to help cats and people save more lives.

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    Find your new best friend!

    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., and our PetSmart stores, too. All our adopted pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and come with a free vet visit, too. Learn more and see our pets! 

    Did you lose your pet?

    If you or someone you know has recently lost a pet, please visit our shelter or contact our Pet Support Center at 520-724-7222. We've made it easier – and more affordable – than ever before to recover lost pets. As long as owners agree to have their unaltered pet spayed or neutered, we will waive the redemption fees and owners will pay no extra charge for the surgery. See our lost and found pets webpage for more details.

    Need help with your pet? Call the Pet Support Center

    The Pet Support Center is a phone-based resource for our community that strives to help people keep their pets. In addition to providing resources, information and counseling, support staff will schedule admission appointments for pet owners who decide they need to surrender their pets to PACC. Call us at (520) 724-7222 or visit the Pet Support Center webpage to learn more.

    Marana & Sahuarita Residents

    Starting July 1, 2017 the towns of Marana and Sahuarita assumed, for their residents, many animal care services previously handled by PACC. If you are a Marana or Sahuarita resident, visit frequently asked questions -- and please know we still always welcome you to adopt a pet in need from our shelter, volunteer to help save them, or give to support their care.

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    Animal Care Center

    4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    (520) 724-5900

    Weekdays: Noon - 7 p.m.
    Weekends: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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