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Animal Center

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Due to current public health concerns, the Animal Center lobby will be closed for general visitation. We will continue our adoption and reunification efforts by appointment.

If your lost pet is at our shelter, please call 352-671-8700 or email us to arrange an appointment to reclaim. Pet adoptions can be arranged by appointments. Neuter Commuter and spay/neuter services at the shelter have been suspended until further notice. Citizens who have scheduled appointments will be contacted by a staff member.

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The Animal Center serves as a temporary shelter for homeless pets.

It is our intention to be a safe, caring and temporary place of hope for the thousands of animals entering our shelter each year. Our compassionate staff work diligently to lessen the unnatural and often frightening experience of coming into care at a center.

Whether we meet our guests as strays, lost pets or rescues from cruelty cases, each animal is cared for and provided a safe, clean and caring environment for the duration of its stay.

Animal Services connects a variety of species, breeds, styles and colors of pets to their new furr-ever homes, and doesn’t impose time limits on how long our guests can stay.

For animals that are too young, old or sick to be placed for adoption, staff partner with foster homes or rescue groups.

Live-release rate from January-December 2019  90.3%
January 2020  92.8%
February 2020  92.7%
March 2020