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
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.