Animal Services is Over Capacity

Due to capacity issues, Alachua County Animal Services (ACAS) requests anyone wanting to surrender an animal to schedule their drop-off by calling 352-264-6881.

ACAS currently has 70 cats and 80 dogs available for adoption. They are offering fee waived adoptions through Saturday, August 5, 2017.

View animals available for adoption.

Last year, ACAS had an 89% live release rate. Their goal for this year is to become a no-kill facility, with a live release rate of 90% or above. They can only reach this level of life-saving with the support of rescue coalition partners and the community.

“Sadly, our shelter continues to be over-capacity,” said ACAS Shelter Supervisor Jane Grantman. “Until we can reduce our shelter population, healthy adoptable animals are at risk for euthanasia. If you are looking to add a companion animal to your family, there is no better time than now to adopt.”

Pet adopters must be 18 or older and show ID with proof of current address. If there are already pets in the home, the potential adopter must show proof that owned animals are current on rabies and license. All dogs and cats available for adoption are examined, vaccinated and spayed or neutered and microchipped before leaving Animal Services.

For more information, contact Alachua County Animal Services at 352-264-6870.

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