Animal Care & Control
We are a municipal animal care and rabies control facility that services communities of Pinal County. Pinal County Animal Care and Control (PCACC) strives to continue to be a humane lifesaving operation, that provides quality care for homeless animals while servicing the public, keeping communities educated, and ensuring the safety of people and animals in Pinal County.
- Why do I have to license my dog?
State law requires all dogs over the age of three months to be vaccinated against rabies. Even if they are indoor only. The license requirement is to allow city or county agencies to ensure that the dog has a current rabies vaccination. It also gives animal control agencies a way to identify the owner of an impounded animal so they can get the animal back home.
- What happens if my dog or cat bites someone?
In accordance to Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S 11-1014), an unvaccinated dog or cat that bites any person shall be confined and quarantined in a county pound or, on request of and at the expense of the owner, at a veterinary hospital for a period of not less than ten days. The quarantine period shall start on the day of the bite incident. If the day of the bite is not known, the quarantine period shall start on the first day of impoundment. At the end of ten days, the owner can take the animal home after paying the quarantine impound fee.
- I have a problem with stray or feral cats. What can I do?
Keep in mind cats are legally free roaming in the State of Arizona, however, Animal Care and Control rents out cat traps. Learn more about cat traps.
- If I find a stray, what should I do?
If you have found a stray dog or cat, please contact Animal Care and Control and report it. Please make sure you call the animal control agency representing the city or area you have found the animal. If you cannot bring the animal into our facility, we ask that you hold that animal for 24 hours in hopes the owner will be found. Only then will we send an Officer to pick up the found animal. If you wish to keep the animal, you may but only if the owner can contact you to retrieve their lost pet, otherwise we prefer the animal stay with us until the 3-day mandatory waiting period is up. Then you may adopt the animal yourself. Please note Animal Care and Control does not pick up stray or roaming cats.
- What are your fees?
See our fee schedule for all costs concerning your pets or other matters with Animal Care and Control.