Citrus County Animal Services
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About Us

The primary mission of the Animal Services is to educate the public about responsible pet ownership and to enforce the Animal Services Ordinance, while providing shelter for impounded animals. The Animal Services Officers investigate animal bites and citizen complaints, enforce the Animal Services Ordinance, impound stray animals, issue citations for violations, investigate cruelty and neglect, prosecute court cases, and respond to emergency calls.The shelter staff maintains the only open admission animal shelter in the county. The staff is responsible for providing humane care for all impounded animals, supervising the quarantine of all bite animals, assisting owners who are claiming their lost pets, handling the adoption of animals, and conducting the euthanasia of animals.

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