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Mission Statement

No Kill Pima County is working to end the needless killing of shelter animals in Tucson and Pima County, AZ through the rigorous implementation of the No Kill Equation.

We strive to create a compassionate community that recognizes the intrinsic value of animals. We agree on the shared principles of accountability, respect, transparency and community collaboration.
Pima County’s municipal shelter had a 68% save rate (FY2014). Over 6,000 cats and dogs died. The shelter reports a modified live release rate of 78%, which does not include the owner requests for euthanasia. Yet, all across the country communities are proving it is possible to save over 90% of the animals that enter animal control shelters by employing the No Kill Equation. This model includes 11 essential components which when implemented comprehensively have proven successful in over 200 communities.

We are their voice! We are a small but growing group of concerned citizens with a goal to see Pima County implement the only successful model: The No Kill Equation.


NKPC believes it will take the commitment of the County, Pima Animal Care Center, The Humane Society of Southern Arizona and the community to achieve a No Kill Pima County. None of the above entities could do this without the full participation of the others. NKPC is identifying the gaps in the services and programs offered at the shelters within the county, as well as community resources available to meet the needs of the public, and advocating for change through public awareness and direct support.
NKPC has formed task forces to apply components of the No Kill equation to address the needs of Pima County. Many of these issues have a significant impact on our community and are within our control to tackle right now. Currently, NKPC has four task forces that need input, support and active involvement from community members:



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