Animal Control Division

The Animal Control Division is charged with the enforcement of state law and county ordnances regarding domestic animals with their primary focus being on dogs and cats. There are total of five Animal Control Officers serving the whole of Cochise County.

Cochise County Does Not Require Animal Licenses. To reach the Cochise County Animal Control Division please call (520)432-9500.

Shelter Information 
Currently Cochise County contracts for the use of four shelters. Stray animals that are apprehended are placed into these contracted shelters. These shelters are not operated by Cochise County or the Sheriff's Office. Shelter Contract information is as follows:

  • Benson: Benson Animal Shelter 104 Harvest Way Benson Arizona 85602 (520) 586-3600
  • Douglas: City Of Douglas Animal Shelter 2017 N. Rogers Avenue (520) 805 0557
  • Huachuca City: 300 S. Howard St., Huachuca City (520) 456-1337.
  • Willcox: 1525 E. Stewart St., Willcox (520) 384-0163

Other animal shelters within the county (not contracted with Cochise County) are:

  • Bisbee: Tovreaville Road, Bisbee (520) 432-6020
  • Sierra Vista: 1124 North Ave, Sierra Vista (520) 458-4151
  • Tombstone: Telephone for arrangements (520) 457-3144

General Regulations and Information