Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center Facts

The City’s 12,500 square foot building has greatly increased the City’s ability to provide the highest standard of care to the community’s stray and abandoned animals.

The animal care center was made possible partly through a $1 million bequest from the estate of Nancy J. Brua, a former Army nurse who was stationed at Fort Huachuca early in her career-a career that included 13 months as a front-line surgical nurse in Vietnam.

  • 12,500 square feet
  • 55 dog and 32 cat kennels
  • Multiple after hour holding kennels
  • Several smaller rooms for counseling & interviews, playing and getting acquainted with the animals
  • Animal areas feature heating, cooling and quality air control
  • A beautiful enclosed courtyard
  • Isolation areas for quarantined animals
  • Secured areas for animals held by court order
  • A separate area for puppies & small breeds
  • Commercial cleaning equipment, pressure washers and a dishwasher
  • State-of-the-art drain system in the kennels that prevents water from one kennel from going into another, preventing disease
  • Separate fire pump & water storage tank
  • Accessible facility able to accommodate on-site educational programs, field trips and tours
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