Working Together, Saving Lives

Plans to Improve Animal Care and Control

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. View construction progress.

Facts regarding the East Valley Animal Care & Control Shelter Consolidation

Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) by the Numbers

Animal welfare trends are helping to drive changes at MCACC.

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