Departments Clay County Animal Care & Control Adoption Information

Adoption Information

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The primary purpose of Clay County Animal Care & Control (CCACC) is to enforce the Clay County ordinance concerning animals. We believe in finding homes for as many unclaimed animals housed at the shelter as possible and are committed to making every effort to do so. To accomplish this we work with several rescue groups, foster care volunteers and social networking internet sites. We also provide animal care education upon request to schools, groups and organizations within Clay County.

CCACC has many wonderful pets awaiting adoption. If you are thinking of adding a pet to your family, please visit us and see what your animal shelter has to offer. Viewing of animals for adoption is anytime during Animal Care & Control hours of operation. CCACC personnel is made available to the prospective new owner to council and guide in the selection of their new pet and an area is made available for interaction between the prospective new owner and the pet being considered.

When a stray animal arrives at the CCACC shelter it is held for three (3) days, allowing the owner time to reclaim their pet. The animal is screened for health and temperament and if it is deemed adoptable after the holding period, it is put up for adoption. The length of time given for an animal to find a home depends on the population of the animals housed at CCACC.

All animals may be adopted starting at 10 a.m. on the date they are available. If more than one household wants to adopt the same animal at that same time, CCACC will hold a drawing between all prospective owners (one per household) present at CCACC at that time to determine which adoption application will be considered first. CCACC does not place holds on any of its animals.

It is required by Florida State Statute (823.15) that all dogs and cats adopted from Animal Control Agencies must be spayed or neutered. It is also required by Florida State Statute (828.30) that all dogs, cats and ferrets four (4) months of age or older must receive a rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian.

Note: The animals available for adoption are subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: CCACC makes a substantial effort to assure that adoptable animals are in good health. However, since little is known about the animal’s health, background and behavior, it is possible that undetectable illnesses or conditions may be present or incubating at the time of adoption. Therefore, CCACC does not make any guarantee as to age, behavior, breed, health temperament or ultimate size of any animal. The County shall not be held liable for the health nor the behavior of any animal. The County agrees to exchange an adopted animal for another should it prove to be in poor health or die of natural causes within seven (7) calendar days of the date of the Adoption Agreement as diagnosed and attested to in writing by a licensed veterinarian. There will be no CASH REFUNDS made to the Adopter by the County.