The Town of Marana began providing it’s own Animal Control Services in July 2017. Their activities are no longer included in the outcomes reported for Pima Animal Care Center. When impound is required (for strays, surrenders, quarantine or confiscation) the Town contracts with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona for those services.
After the first year, the Town of Marana reports the following services/outcomes:
Marana picked up 263 strays. Of those, 133 were returned directly to their owners. (128 dogs and 5 cats) a remarkable 50.6%*! Marana transported the other 130 to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (102 dogs and 28 cats). Residents transported another 82 strays to the Humane Society (HSSA).
HSSA returned 38 strays back to their owners that came from Marana, (18%), which is not bad considering those with chips and tags were likely already returned to owners by the Marana officers.*
The overall return to owner rate for Marana’s stray pets was 49.9%,*
HSSA took in 133 owner surrenders from the Town of Marana.
At this time, we do not have enough information from HSSA to report a specific Live Release Rate for Marana pets that were admitted. HSSA reports an overall rate for the fiscal year of 93% (NOT including owner requested euthanasia). Jurisdictional details will be reported when provided.
If you live in Marana and need help from Animal Control: General questions: 520-382-8020
Dispatch line: 520-682-4032
You can file a lost or found report with HSSA at their lost and found report page.
*According to Shelters Count (2016), the national average return to owner rate of strays by Government Animal Services is 35% for dogs and 4% for cats. The national average for shelters with government contracts is 41% for dogs and 5.5% for cats. You can click to review Shelter Animals Count national data site.
PS Marana credits much of their remarkable ‘in the field’ return to owner rate to the success of microchips! NKPC is proud to play a small role in supporting that effort, having provided 134 free chips at 2 events in Marana during the fiscal year. Check our website for upcoming low cost or free events (near bottom of page) so your pet’s statistics stay in the success column!
To review our first report on 2018 data for PACC, go to our Pima County Challenges Page. Stay tuned for a services report from Sahuarita who also began their own service and contracts with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona as well as additional data on Pima Animal Care Center.