Animal Control Fees

Graham County Animal Control Fees

Effective July 1, 2018 payments on the following will need to be made directly to the Graham County Treasurer's Office:

  • Quarantine Fees
  • Impound Fees
  • Surrender Fees

The Treasurer is located at:

  • General Services Building, 921 Thatcher Blvd., Safford AZ

Payments accepted: Cash, check or money orders only.

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Notice To The Public

Because the General Service Building isn’t open on Fridays, owners have not been able to pick up their animals on Fridays because they haven’t been able to pay their fee to the Graham County Treasurer's Office. To accommodate Fridays and Fridays only, the Animal Control Facility will accept money orders made out to Graham County for the release of the owner’s animal. 

The City of Safford also has the extra $50 impound fee, so if the animal is from Safford, the owner can also bring in a money order on Fridays only for $50 made out to the City of Safford to accompany the money order to Graham County for the release of their animal.

All adoption fees must be paid directly to Desert Cross Veterinary Hospital located at :

  • 651 S. Dusty Trail, Thatcher AZ
  • 928-348-0026
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Impound Fees

Offense
Impound Fees
1st Offense
$35 First Day and $15 each additional day
2nd Offense
$70 First Day and $15 each additional day
3rd Offense
$100 First Day and $15 each additional day

Other Fees

Services
Other Fees
Animal Surrender
Animals accepted from Graham County residents only. Identification or documents proving residency needed. $40
Owner Request for Animal Removal (We Pick Up Surrendered Animals)
$45
Quarantine
$150 First 10 Days and $15 each additional day
Trap Rentals (for Dogs / Cats Only) $3 per day with Trap Agreement
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Notice To The Public

There is a City of Safford fee for all dogs and cats impounded from the city that are held in the Graham County Animal Control Facility.

  • $50 payment must be made at the City of Safford
    • This is applied every time the animal is picked up.
    • Receipt must be presented to the Graham County Animal Control Facility before the animal is picked up (there will be additional fees from Animal Control).
  • $5 city tag fee
    • This is an annual fee