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PACC to discontinue care for Marana and Sahuarita pets

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 19:24:35-04

Pima Animal Care Center will not provide animal care services to residents of Marana and Sahuarita beginning July 1. 

Both jurisdictions have established their own animal care services and contracted with the Human Society of Southern Arizona for their communities' homeless pets.

This comes after the towns of Marana and Sahuarita opted out of intergovernmental agreements with Pima County for animal care services provided by PACC, earlier this year. 

Marana Animal Services and Sahuarita Animal Services Division will handle the following for town residents: 

  • Animal bites
  • Animal welfare concerns
  • Noise and animal waste complaints
  • Reports of stray pets within the town limits
  • Owner surrenders
  • Rabid animals
  • New dog licenses and renewals

For other service-related inquiries, residents of Marana should call Marana Animal Services at (520) 382-8020, residents of Sahuarita should call the Sahuarita Animal Services Division at (520) 445-7877.

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PACC says the change in service for these residents will not apply to pet adoptions or volunteer opportunities. The same adoption rates and special offers will still apply to residents in Marana and Sahuarita

PACC director of community engagement, Justin Gallick says, “It doesn’t matter where our adopters or volunteers live. As long as homeless pets find loving newhomes and have a second chance at happiness, that’s enough for us.”