24/7 CDC call center: 800-232-4636.
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Pet education and safety

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Follow the links below for behavior problems in our more common pets, tips to help overcome them and what your pet may be trying to communicate. 
Cats Dogs Swine
Chickens Goats Sheep
Cattle Horses


Live-release rate from January - December 2019  90.3%
January 2020  92.8%
February 2020  92.7%
March 2020  88.8%
April 2020  86.5%
May 2020  

More useful links and printable handouts:

rehome your pet

- Disaster preparedness for pets

Pet-friendly apartments

Dog trainers

- Dog bite prevention

Dog tethering

Hot weather and heat stress

- Pet ownership costs

- Housetraining

What is the dog flu?

- What if I find kittens outside?

- Why spay or neuter?

- Volunteer application

Vaccine clinics and veterinarian offices:

- Local vaccine clinics list

- Veterinary clinics serving our areapet friendly emergency checklist

Fines and fees

Animal rescue agencies:

- Humane Society of Marion County

Sheltering Hands, Inc.

 - V.O.C.AL. Voices of Change for Animals

Animal welfare organizations:

- ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® )

- Alley Cat Allies

- Animal Farm Foundation, Inc.

- Best Friends Animal Society

- The Humane Society of the United States

- Maddie's Fund®

- Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at The University of Florida