April 24-26: Animal Center closed
The Animal Center's quarterly closure is scheduled for April 24-26.
If you find your lost pet on our website, please email us to schedule an appointment to redeem.
Animal Control will not be affected and can be reached at 352-671-8727.
Half-price cat and dog adoptions until April 30!
Browse through photos of adoptable pets here or visit the shelter to find your new best friend.
Lost your pet? Found a stray? Search photos of strays currently at the shelter and register lost or found pets here.
Also known as Molly's Law, Marion County ordinance requires those convicted of an animal abuse crime to be placed on the animal abuser registry.
Access the county's animal ordinance and animal-related complaint forms.
Protect your pet with these forms of identification and keep them healthy with this required vaccination.
Rabies clinic: 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Animal Center, 5701 SE 66th St., Ocala
Love animals? Have a soft spot in your heart for shelter pets?
Find out about donation, volunteer and foster opportunities here.
One of our ongoing and most important needs at MCAS is foster families. To support the foster program, we always need dry kitten food, clumping litter, litter pans, litter scoops, scratching posts, toys, and kitten bedding.
We will happily accept donations at our shelter, our Neuter Commuter, or any outreach adoption event.
Our managed admissions policy remains in effect as we continue to take action to achieve our goal of reducing euthanasia.
Even before the implementation of this policy, our center has operated at near-capacity numbers. Our staff have recently been trained to identify and match families with waiting pets. We'd love to introduce you to your family's hand-picked pets today!
We are still seeing high numbers of requests to surrender pets. We understand this decision is not an easy one. Our recent training also included identifying simple solutions for the most common behavioral and environmental stressors which typically lead an owner to consider surrendering their pet.
Until further notice, we will provide contact information for local rescue groups and other community organizations and resources to help you re-home your pet. For more information, please view our pet surrender questionnaires: