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

    • Per the Pima County directive on 6/11/2020, all visitors to PACC are required to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.  If you do not have one, we will provide one to you.  You may read the directive here.
    • In an effort to keep people safe during this pandemic, all non-emergency services while require an appointment.
    • To visit and adopt pets at the shelter, you can get an appointment here 
    • If you think your lost pet may have ended up in our care, please click here to make an appointment to come look.
    • If you know your pet is here and you need to make an appointment to pick them up, please head 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, it simply means we are waiting on the right match for you.
    • Non-emergency 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 here. 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 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

    By appointment only, unless there is an emergency. If there is an emergency, please call  724-5900 and press 4.


    Thanksgiving, November 26, 2020: CLOSED

    Black Friday, November 27, 2020: CLOSED

    Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020: Noon to 5:00 p.m.

    Christmas Day, December 25, 2020: CLOSED

    New Year's Eve, December 31, 2020: Noon to 5:00 p.m.

    New Year's Day, January 1, 2021: CLOSED

    Ajo Substation

    1249 N Well Rd
    Ajo, AZ 85321
    (520) 387-7502

    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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