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Due to the large number of strays that are brought to animal control every month, we are limited in the number of owned animals we can take in. Though we try to accommodate as much as possible, you may want to look for other places to rehome your pet. You can utilize the local newspaper or social media to place an ad. You can also check with a rescue—you can find many online. When turning over an owned animal to Animal Control, there is a fee to surrender an animal.
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Yes! We are located at 202 E 1st Avenue, our phone number is 520-426-9300 and we have a beautiful facility with animals for adoption. When calling The Casa Grande Animal Care and Adoption Center you must leave a message and we will return your call as quickly as possible.
Animal Control has a stray island drop-off area located on Main Avenue. If you find a stray animal, bring it down to the stray island, place the animal in a kennel and lock the kennel door. There are forms attached to the kennel doors to leave information, i.e. your name, and where and when you found the animal. We do not allow feral cats or owned animals to be placed in the drop-off area; this is for strays only.
We do not encourage feeding stray cats. As we like to say at animal control, "if you feed them, they will come and bring friends". We do not respond to cats at large, but have live traps available to rent, or we recommend that you purchase one at a local business. You can trap Sunday night through Thursday night, provided there are no holidays that fall on those days. When you have trapped a cat, simply call Animal Control, leave a message telling us that you have trapped a cat, give your name, address, and phone number and we will pick up the cat at no charge. We require you to shut down traps by 7 am during the warm summer months, and by 10 am during the cooler months.
Yes! The City of Casa Grande has a low-cost spay / neuter program available, and at times other programs are available. Contact Animal Control and we will be happy to give you the options available.
The Benefits of spaying or neutering your pet are numerous, such as living longer healthier lives, preventing cancer, less likely to roam, possibly better behavior and much more.
Learn more at the ASPCA
Bad behaviors can result from many things such as boredom, lack of training, separation anxiety, health issues, and much more. If a behavior pops up suddenly and is not normal behavior for your pet, check with your veterinarian to make sure a health issue is not the cause. Obedience training is another great way to curb unwanted behaviors. Check online for local classes. The internet offers many different ideas and tips for do-it-yourself training to help you change those behaviors.
Dogs can get out of yards by jumping, digging, breaking through old fencing, or simply walking through an unclosed gate.
Some ways to prevent this from happening include making sure that you do not have things close to the fence that a dog can get up on to jump the fence, such as tables, landscape, or unwanted items. Check your fencing regularly for any breaks, looseness, or holes. If your dog is a digger, you may need to bury some fencing under the ground to stop your dog from escaping. If you have gates that open easily or are hard to keep shut, you may need to put a lock on them so that your pet is secure. Your local Animal Control Officers have many ideas about keeping your animals home and safe. Give them a call—they are happy to help.
We have a beautiful dog park located near Rodeo Road and Pinal Avenue; this is the only park within the city where dogs can run off-leash. The city ordinances and state laws do not allow for a dog to be at large. All dogs are to be restrained by a leash or enclosure.
We do not issue kennel licenses in the city of Casa Grande, making 4 pets the limit within the city.
Yes, the city of Casa Grande requires all dogs and cats to be Rabies vaccinated and licensed. There are many low-cost vaccine clinic opportunities. Contact Animal Control for information on clinics, or visit your local veterinarian. To purchase your pet's license, bring your rabies certificate to:
Animal Care and Adoption Center202 E First AvenueCasa Grande, AZPhone: 520-426-9300
We encourage you to seek the advice of your veterinarian on other vaccines available. Although we believe some to be very beneficial, this is a decision for you and your veterinarian to make.
We are required to have potable water (drinkable water) at all times for our pets. Some tips to help the dog who loves to tip over the water to lay in it:
In the Arizona sun, a metal container will quickly heat your pet's water, causing your pet not to drink even though it is there. A 10% loss of body water can cause serious illness in an animal, so whatever trick works for your pet is worth the effort.
The inside of a doghouse in the Arizona sun gets very hot. It is important to have available shade outside of the doghouse where your dog can rest. Your dog may use the dog house if that is the only shade available, but remember they can be much more sensitive to heat than you. Check the temperature inside the doghouse.
Whenever a dog or cat bites someone and breaks the skin, it must be quarantined for ten days. The location of the quarantine is determined by many things, such as:
Your local Animal Control officer will work with you to determine what is the safest location for your pet to be quarantined.
Whenever a dog or cat bites any person, the incident shall be reported to the Police Department or Animal Control Officer immediately by any person having knowledge of the bite.
Yes, it is unlawful to harbor or keep any animals that disturb the peace by loud noises at any time day or night.
"Our inquiry must determine whether the noise would disturb a person of ordinary sensitivities; that is … not merely because it offends some super sensitive or hypercritical individual, but because it is, by its nature, of a sort that is a substantial interference with (our old friend) the reasonable man." Arizona Court of Appeals in State v. Singer, 945 P.2d 359 (1997).
Many things can get a dog barking. Is the dog barking only at certain times? Is there a lot of foot traffic near your area? Is the dog in distress? You may want to talk with your neighbor; they may be unaware that the dog is creating a problem with its barking. Sometimes people unintentionally become complacent and don't realize that it may be bothering others. You can also contact Animal Control and we can do a "knock and talk" with the pet owner to assist you.
Heatstroke is a leading cause of summer pet deaths. On a warm day, the temperature inside your car can reach 160 degrees in a matter of minutes-even with the windows partially open. Pets don't perspire like humans, they pant to cool off. With only hot air to breathe (enclosed car), pets can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke.
Walking your dog in the heat of the day can cause very painful burns that can take weeks to heal. sidewalks can reach more than 150 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Walk your dog in the early morning or later in the evening, Temperatures above 90 degrees are too hot for walking.
Some rules to follow:
Contact the Animal Control Department as soon as possible and leave your name, address, home phone number, work phone number, and a description of your animal.
Search the area near your home. Post signs in your area and post on local social media to help get the word out that your pet is lost.
Remember, you are your pet's best friend. Provide identification. If your pet ever does get loose, the license can help ensure a safe return. A cat or dog picked up and placed in the City Animal Control Impound Facility that is not wearing a current license is deemed unowned. An unowned animal or "stray" is held for 72 hours (three days) and is then open for adoption.