Over the past few years, Maricopa County Animal & Control has made measurable progress in the overarching mission to save lives.
As many of you are aware, the current east shelter, located at Rio Salado and Loop 101, is clearly showing its age and does not meet nationally accepted standards of care nor our own high standards. After exploring several other options, the decision was made to pursue a new shelter in the east valley. In May of 2021, the Board of Supervisors approved funding for construction of a new East Valley shelter in the City of Mesa at Baseline Road and Lewis Drive. The shelter will be located on land the county already owns.