Our Mission….

To support the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center with assistance for emergency medical care and rehabilitation of shelter pets and to increase public awareness of animal health and welfare issues in Cochise County

Here you will find just a few of the many great Pets-In-Waiting at the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, located at 6799 E. Hwy 90., phone (520) 458-4151.

Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday • 10:00 am–5:00 pm, Saturday noon to 5:00pm.  Closed Sunday, Monday, and holidays.

Head over to the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center to meet the great Pets-In-Waiting.  Go to petfinder.com and search by zip code and the type of pet you are looking for to see who is waiting to meet you.

You can easily help us help shelter animals needing medical or other attention to provide for their health, comfort and improve their chances to find that forever home they are so looking for.  Just click on You Can Help!! on the menu above to see the options.

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Residents reminded to vaccinate pets against rabies


Animal owners are being reminded to have their pets vaccinated against rabies to help prevent the spread of the disease.

As of June this year, Cochise County has seen 14 cases of rabies, mostly in wildlife such as skunks and foxes. However, in February a domestic cat did test positive and it was later determined the pet had been infected by a rabid fox. The last case of a cat testing positive in the region was in 2016.

“It is important to note that rabies is preventable, and it is strongly recommended for domestic animals, especially cats, to be vaccinated. Cats in particular are more likely than any other pet to roam and hunt, and therefore be exposed to wildlife,” said Cochise Health & Services Director Carrie Langley.

Rabies is an infectious disease transmitted from an infected animal to humans. In Arizona, the primary rabies hosts are bats, skunks, and foxes. The virus is transmitted in the saliva of a rabid animal through a bite and is almost 100 percent fatal once symptoms start.

Since 2016, Cochise County has seen a downward trend in the disease. There were 43 cases in 2016. A rise in rabies is typically due to natural population increases in host animals such as bats and skunks, which then results in “spill-over” to atypical animals like bobcats and coyotes. Arizona is also seeing a decrease in cases, with 69 cases reported so far this year, compared to 96 during the same period in 2018.

Both neighboring Santa Cruz and Pima Counties have reported 14 and 18 cases respectively this year. In 2015, Santa Cruz County established a rabies quarantine for one year after experiencing an increased number of cases – a policy which successfully increased the vaccination rate in pets and domestic livestock.

While Cochise County does not anticipate the need to establish a rabies quarantine, health officials are working to increase vaccination opportunities for pets and are providing education on other prevention strategies.

In addition to vaccinating pets and domestic livestock, residents are advised to be observant of animals showing unusual behavior such as lethargy, difficulty walking, excessive salivation, and aggression. Any such behavior should be reported to the local animal control or Sheriff’s Office.

Should you or your pets be bitten by an animal, wash the area with soap and water (put on gloves when cleaning pet wounds), and then seek immediate medical treatment. Local authorities should then be notified: Cochise County Sheriff’s Department at (520) 432-9500 and Cochise Health & Social Services at 800-432-7271.

“Awareness of rabies in Cochise County is very important,” added Langley. “Keep pets inside, or on a leash when outdoors, don’t leave pet food outside, and do not feed stray animals. While rabies is a concerning infectious disease, it’s important to remember that it is preventable through vaccinations.”



Please consider adoption and make the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center your first stop! There are always dogs and cats waiting for a new home, and sometimes even rabbits, pigs, gerbils, birds, and snakes. Every one of them deserves a loving, lifetime home. Adoption fees include sterilization, the first set of vaccinations, a complete physical exam, City pet license, and a microchip implant.


Adoption Fee Schedule

Cat and ferret adoptions – $50* 
Dog adoptions – $75* 
Other small animals – $5

Dog and cat adoptions are available for a $25 discount through the end of July, 2019. So that’s $50 for dogs and $25 for cats. 


Pet Adoptions & Licenses

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Stop leaving dogs in cars, officials plead after more than 20 incidents




SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista animal control officers want to remind people that leaving an animal in a hot car is not only a bad idea, it’s illegal.


Since June 1, animal control officers at the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center have responded to 21 calls regarding dogs left in hot vehicles. Several have taken place this month.


Even though summer temperatures in Cochise County are usually not as high as in places like Phoenix or Tucson, cars can still heat up to dangerous temps, even when it may feel relatively pleasant outside to people.

According to the Sierra Vista Police Department’s Facebook page, one canine was left in a vehicle where the interior temperature had soared to 132 degrees. The police department Facebook page post stressed that dogs are unable to cool themselves off like humans and that usually the temperature inside a vehicle can be several degree hotter than it is outside.”Dogs can collapse and even die from heatstroke within minutes of being left in vehicles,” the post said.


Even if the dog isn’t hurt, anyone leaving an animal in a car could still face some consequences.


“State law says that it is illegal to leave an animal in an unattended vehicle where death or injury can occur,” said Arlene Garcia, supervisor at the animal care center.


Of the 21 incidents, several owners have been criminally cited, police said.

Garcia said also discourages people from leaving their animals in running, air-conditioned car because “anything can go wrong,” such as the motor turning off or any other mechanical malfunction. She suggested that people leave their pets at home if they know that they are going to a location where animals are not permitted.