Marion County Animal Shelter

Find Marion 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.

Humane Society of Marion County 701 Northwest 14th Road Ocala FL 34475 352-873-7387

Independent Brittany Rescue & Rehabilitation 10150 Southwest 129th Terrace Road Dunnellon FL 34432 352-465-7655

Marion County Animal Center 5701 Southeast 66th Street Ocala FL 34480 352-671-8700

Marion County Animal Control 2710 East Silver Springs Boulevard Ocala FL 34470 352-438-2650

Ocala Animal Control 2100 Northeast 30th Avenue Ocala FL 34470 352-351-6730

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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.