Saving lives has been, and will continue to be, the primary mission of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. In August 2018, 96% of the more than 2,700 animals that came into our shelters were adopted or relocated. Two years ago, the live-release rate was 84%
Animal intake in Maricopa County has declined 13% every year for the last five years, creating the possibility for a different approach to animal welfare that emphasizes service and prevention, not just sheltering. Our priorities include: increasing the quality of care we provide; reducing the length of stay for animals; improving the experience for customers who want to adopt; providing more resources to reunite people with their pets; and, addressing the challenges that lead people to give up their pets in the first place.