UPDATE: THE PROPOSITION HAS PASSED!
Our thanks to the community for supporting our shelter pets. Stay tuned for updates on the plans and progress for the new and improved Pima Animal Care Center. It will be on the same property and include renovations to the current facility as well as new construction. This will greatly enhance our ability to save the savable!
No Kill Pima County supports the Bond to build a modern shelter and meet best practice standards. There is no doubt this outdated facility contributes to the challenges of caring for the county’s dogs and cats and negatively impacts the outcomes. The facility was built for different purposes than providing care of lost, neglected, abused and/or homeless animals. There is no area to isolate sick and contagious animals, there isn’t enough space to accommodate a county of one million people and the environment is not conducive for providing optimal adoption outcomes. Currently the public has to find their way through a maze of no less than 3 structures and 6 areas just to find animals that are available for adoption.
And, while an improved facility AND sufficient staffing for the space is absolutely critical, it must be accompanied by a comprehensive approach to include policies, procedures and services for proper care of the animals, address the reasons they are there, the reasons they may not receive adequate care as well as the reasons too many are never making it out.
Without question, a modern shelter, sufficient staffing, progressive protocols and this caring community can save all of the savable animals that come to our County facility.
No Kill Pima County
Marcie Velen, Chair
Jessica Shuman, Vice Chair
Jeanette Regan, Treasurer
Kim Silver, Secretary