Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) by the Numbers
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
Steady Increase in Return to Owner
A consolidated central shelter would be designed to handle current and future demand.