As of October 1, 2014 The Lake County Sheriff's Office has Adopted Animal Services both the Shelter Services and the Animal Control enforcement. Our purpose is to provide for public safety, animal welfare and to enforce state statutes and local ordinances. The Animal Services Unit promotes responsible pet ownership, reunites lost pets with their families and helps people select a new furry friend through our Adopt-a-Pet program. Animal Services is the Countywide receiving facility for housing strays, animals in quarantine and unwanted domestic animals.
Sheriff Gary S. Borders and Staff are working hard to provide one of the State's best Animal Services Unit that a citizen of our great county can depend on. It is our goal to work on a daily basis with our Volunteers and Rescue programs both local and far to provide a placement for the Animals in need of a family.
Animal services protecting people and property from the dangers and nuisance of roaming, uncontrolled animals.
WHY SHOULD I LEARN ABOUT ANIMAL SERVICES?
- Because the Sheriff's Office animal services program depends on the support of our residents.
- The health and safety of animals and people are at risk when irresponsible pet owners: Let their pets roam free; Fail to observe laws and ordinances; and allow their pets to have unwanted litters.
- Solutions begin with the proper care and control of family pets. The animal services can solve these problems with the help of our citizens.
MUNICIPALITIES SERVICED BY LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ANIMAL SERVICES:
If you are within the following municipalities, call the Lake County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Unit at (352) 343-9688 for animal control services.
Municipalities with their own Animal Control Services are:
- Fruitland Park
- Lady Lake - (352) 751-1565
- Mount Dora - (352) 735-7130
WAYS TO DONATE:
The Lake County Animal Services Shelter is always in need of donated items. There are two ways to donate: