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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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.