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. From the plans that were developed, estimated construction costs of the new shelter exceeded the funds that had been set aside by more than 15 million dollars. This overage, coupled with the unknown economic impact to county funding in FY2021 and 22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, had placed the construction project on hold. In May of 2021, the Board of Supervisors approved 27 million in funding for the new East Valley shelter. 

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By the Numbers

Maricopa County Animal Care & Control's Shelter Numbers


Animal Care & Control Programs

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.  Fewer animals are coming into our shelters.  At the same time, we are providing good outcomes for more of the animals who do come in.

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Maricopa County Animal Shelter Near YouShelter Programs

MCACC strives to offer the highest standard of customer service with volunteers, support services, and programs like Pet Projects.  

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