How will a consolidated shelter impact the mission of trying to save animal lives?

Saving lives has been, and will continue to be, the primary mission of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. In 2017, 94% of the animals that came into our shelters were adopted or relocated, up from 84% in 2016. A single, state-of-the-art animal resource center will bring people together to resolve animal welfare issues; allow us to expand and enhance partnerships with animal rescue groups and individuals; and, provide services to underserved areas through outreach programs and additional patrols. All of these steps will better enable us to save lives and serve the community.

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1. How can Maricopa County best care for homeless, abandoned, or lost animals?
2. Why consolidate shelter services now?
3. What specific services will be offered at a renovated central location?
4. How much will the new, expanded central shelter cost?
5. How will a consolidated shelter impact the mission of trying to save animal lives?
6. Is it possible for a single shelter to effectively serve a county of more than four million people?
7. How will the county continue to serve the needs of animals in the East Valley?
8. How will staff and volunteers be impacted by the change?