It is the mission of the Board of Supervisors and the experienced professionals at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control to not only save the lives of more animals at our shelters, but also to ensure their well-being while sheltered. MCACC seeks to create an environment that minimizes stress on animals, visitors/adopters, and staff. The current east shelter falls short of our high standards for animal care. Therefore, that shelter will eventually close and a new facility in the East Valley will replace it. This new shelter will offer all services currently available at the Rio Salado location. A timeline has not been determined, but making this change will improve the quality of care animals receive countywide as well as the experience of those who would like to adopt.