Captain Troy Mullender - Apache Junction Police Department
Curtis Brown - Apache Junction Animal Control
Maxine Brown – Apache Junction Animal Control
Animal Control is a unit within of the Apache Junction Police Department. This year Chief Jerald Monahan established a campaign to increase awareness of the services performed by the animal control unit. That campaign was the focus of Maxine’s talk.
The Chief’s Animal Control Campaign has set some specific goals for 2011.
  • Increase adoption rates by 15%
  • Increase rescue rates by 15%
  • Increase awareness of responsible pet ownership
  • Increase volunteer interest and involvement
  • Create new and strengthen existing community partnerships

Adoptions - The AJ Animal Control now has a Silver Paw Club consisting of individuals who have adopted cats or dogs from the unit. Member benefits include informational material, discounts from local businesses, a Silver Paw Pin and a certificate of membership.

Foster Care – For those who do not wish to permanently adopt a pet there is a foster care program. Some animals just need an environment different from the animal control facility for a short period of time … such as a litter of kittens that need a quiet place for their first few weeks of life. Foster Care also fills in when the facility is full and there is nowhere to house incoming animals. People who are willing to take an animal on a short term basis can perform a valuable foster care service to the unit.
Open House – On October 8, 2011 Animal Control will be holding an open house. A new name for the facility will be announced. The name will be selected from submissions by fifth and sixth graders. Adoptions on that day will be discounted to 50% of the normal adoption fees.

Maxine Brown
and her husband Curtis are volunteers at the Animal Control Facility.
To adopt a pet or volunteer contact Animal Control - 480-983-4405 
50/50 Drawing
Tracey Yamamoto had the winning ticket but the Joker remained elusive. $296 is still there and growing.