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Animal Services

Who We Are

Desoto County Animal Services is dedicated to enlisting and employing dedicated animal care personnel. Animal Services and complaint calls for domestic canine, feline and fowl for both the city of Arcadia and Desoto county encompass response to strays, unwanted pets, nuisance domestic animals, neglect/abuse investigations, animals at large & sick & injured animals. Adoptions of domestic pets and coordination with pet rescues serve to place these pets into safe, lasting homes. Redemption of lost or missing pets can be conducted at the Animal Services kennels Monday thru Friday from 10 am till 4:30 pm. Kennels are open and  adoptions are conducted Monday thru Friday from noon till 4:30 pm.

Adopting a friend

We have both dogs and cats available to the public for adoption. All animals must be spayed or neutered when adopted. The cost at adoption is $47. This includes $10 adoption fee, $12 for rabies shot, $25 towards spay/neuter. Our adopted pets are micro-chipped free of charge. Privately owned pets can be brought to the shelter and micro-chipped for $9.

Dogs and cats are available for adoption to approved rescue groups only after they have been available to the general public for at least four business days. Rescue groups must be approved in advance.

Come Visit Us!

DeSoto County Animal Services is located at 2048 McKay Street off of Hwy 17 North in Arcadia.

 

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Contacts

Jorge L. Hernandez
Director
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Ph:   (863) 491-6165
Fax:  (863) 491-6163

Administration Building
201 E Oak St. | Suite 204
Arcadia | Florida | 34266
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Debbie Merkin
Animal Control Supervisor
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Ph:   (863) 993-4855
Fax:  (863) 993-4711

Animal Control
2048 NE McKay Street | Arcadia | Florida | 34266
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Department News

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