Alachua County Animal Shelter

Find Alachua 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.

Alachua County Animal Services Department 3400 Northeast 53rd Avenue Gainesville FL 32609 352-264-6870

Alachua County Humane Society 4205 Northwest 6th Street Gainesville FL 32609 352-373-5855

Gainesville Pet Rescue 5403 Southwest Archer Road Gainesville FL 32608 352-692-4773

Haile Plantation Animal Clinic 5231 Southwest 91st Drive Gainesville FL 32608 352-377-6003

Horse Protection Association of Florida 20690 Northwest 130th Avenue Micanopy FL 32667 352-466-4366

No More Homeless Pets PO Box 358466 Gainesville FL 32635

Whiskers Hollow 300 Northwest 18th Street Gainesville FL 32603 352-378-3954

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About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.