Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) by the Numbers

East Valley Animal Shelter and Durango Animal Shelter Numbers, facts, figures

Numbers help to explain the changes being proposed at Animal Care and Control.  As the economy has improved, we have seen declining animal intake numbers.  At the same time, we have been able to adopt or relocate a higher percentage of the animals that come through our doors (94% live-release rate in 2017).  A consolidated central shelter would allow MCACC to focus more on the support services that allow pet owners to keep their animals, rather than abandoning them or giving them up.

Steady Decline in Animal Intake

Maricopa Animal Care & Control (MCACC) Animal Shelter Animal Intake

Steady Increase in Return to Owner

Maricopa Animal Care & Control (MCACC) Animal Shelter Animal Return to Owner

A consolidated central shelter would be designed to handle current and future demand.


Rio Salado Animal Shelter Capacity 250 Animals
Durango Animal Shelter Capacity for 350 Animals
Rio Salado Animal Shelter Capacity 250 Animals