Gilchrist County Animal Shelter

Find Gilchrist County Florida animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Divine Equine Rescue and Therapy Inc. 2757 Northwest 67th Court Bell FL 32619 352-658-1002


Gilchrist County Animal Control 1799 Northwest 10th Street Bell FL 32619 352-463-4084

Gilchrist County Animal Services 204 East Wade Street Trenton FL 32693 352-463-5138

Grand Paws Cat Shelter PO Box 425 Bell FL 32619 352-463-7976

Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. PO Box 600 Trenton FL 32693 352-463-7364

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.