11150 144th Street
McAlpin, FL 32062-2231
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Suwannee County Sheriff's Office/ Animals Services Division is charged with the responsibility of enforcing Suwannee county code. In addition to code enforcement, the Animal Services Division is also responsible for the capture, confinement and care of nuisance and stray animals, the investigation of animal cruelty/nuisance complaints and animal bite investigations, the enforcement of the Rabies Control Program. The Animal Services Division also presents animals for adoption..
At Suwannee County Animal Services, our mission of caring for the cats and dogs at our facility goes beyond providing a clean and safe environment. In addition to the operation of a very busy Adoption Center, we provide services to protect public health, safety and welfare. We are firmly committed to public education that promotes responsible pet ownership.
Services performed include:
Adoptions make everyone smile at Animal Services. With your help, adoptions have quadrupled in the past five years. Loving families adopted 5,085 pets in 2011. For a small fee, you can choose a dog or cat to be a part of your family. Adoptable animals will be vaccinated and sterilized prior to moving to their new homes.
Animal Services pledges its commitment to the public and the animals in their care. Citizens are urged to tour the facility and visit with the adoptable pets.
Adopted pets are required to be spay/nuetered 7-14 days after adoption along with a Veterinarian Check up.
Thank you for helping out the homeless animals of Suwannee County. We appreciate your generosity. There are several ways to donate to the shelter.
Send a check or money order payable to:
We also accept food and supply donations:
11150 144th Street McAlpin, FL 32062-2231
We are in need of the following items: Dog Food, Cat Food, Blanket, Chew Toys and Litter
The causes of this behavior can vary widely, but can often be attributed to past abuse. Often, a person who will abuse an animal will also abuse other people.
What are the signs of animal cruelty?
Animal cruelty can take many forms. Some of the warning signs include:
How can I report animal cruelty?
If you notice signs of animal cruelty, it’s important that you call your local sheriff's department or Suwannee County Animal Services at (386) 208-0072. You may provide anonymous information, but remember that any e-mails are subject to the public records laws of Florida.
You can help!
Help educate others about the danger of leaving pets in cars, outdoors in the sun and in other situations that expose them to Florida’s heat. Not everyone realizes this, especially if they are visiting the area or have recently relocated. Educate others about the need for clean water and food, safe areas for animals to live and play. Tell them about the need for veterinary care. Vaccinations and spaying and neutering information is a good way to start.
Set a good example for others. If you have pets, be sure to always show them the love and care they deserve. Taking care of a pet is more than just providing food, water and adequate shelter. If you think your animal is sick, bring him to the veterinarian. Be responsible and have your animals spayed or neutered, licensed and vaccinated.