ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL
THE LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES AND MCACC
We have altered both our field and shelter operations to minimize human contact for residents while remaining committed to public safety and lifesaving during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help us save lives while practicing social distancing. Read more at: Updates. Here’s a look at some of our changes:
Only our West Shelter is open. East Shelter is temporarily closed.
Adoptions and fosters: Visit our adoption page for details and to sign up for an appointment! Our regular adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends at the West Valley animal shelter. We are offering special adoption event at our East shelter. Visit our adoption page for details. We are utilizing appointment-only adoptions through online signups and a revamped adoption web page during the health crisis. Sign up here Version OptionsANIMAL CARE & CONTROLHeadline for adoptions and here for fostering. Please check through the day for available slots as appointments do open up.
In-person services: During the COVID-19 pandemic, services are limited to stray dog intakes, stray dog bite intakes, stray cat bite intakes and lost dogs returned to owners at our West Valley animal shelter only. Owner surrenders are appointment-based only, learn more about the process and how to schedule an appointment here Version OptionsANIMAL CARE & CONTROLHeadline.
Temporary closures: East Valley Shelter, 2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, ended adoption appointments April 5 and temporarily closed for repairs and cleaning while it is vacant. No services will be offered there and no strays admitted. All dogs have been transferred to our West Shelter, 2500 S. 27th Ave. Phoenix, or other boarding facilities.
Volunteer program: After temporarily suspending the volunteer program in April, MCACC has begun bringing our existing volunteers back to the shelter on an extremely limited basis. Visit our volunteer page for more details.
JOIN OUR TEAM
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control employees are committed to animal welfare, and we are always looking to add talented individuals to our team, either at our West or East Valley Animal Care Centers. As one of the nation’s largest open-admission shelters, we work with our community to serve the animals and people of Maricopa County. Our adoptions, foster, kennel, behavior and animal control teams learn first-hand about proper care of homeless, stray and neglected animals and work hard to find them new homes.