I have a concern that my neighbor’s animal(s) are not being cared for properly, what can I do?
All dogs and cats must have proper food, water, and shelter and they also must have a current rabies vaccination. All dogs must be contained by leash, chain, or similar restraint, or within a fence, kennel, cage, or run. If you are concerned that the animal does not have proper food, water, shelter, or veterinary care then you can call us at 904-269-6342 and we can schedule an Animal Control Officer to do a wellness check.
I lost my pet, now what do I do?
Make Lost Animal flyers and distribute them around your neighborhood and any local veterinary clinics. Post a picture and information on some of the local classified and social media sites – Craigslist under the Lost and Found and Pets sections, Lost and Found Pets of NE Florida on Facebook, Pet Classifieds and Swip Swap pages in your area. Email or bring CCACC a flyer for our Lost and Found book. Make sure to come and walk through our shelter on a regular basis because your description and our description of your pet may be very different.
I found a stray animal, now what do I do?
Check to see if he/she has a collar with an ID tag. If you are able to keep the dog or cat at your home, you can start by posting Found Animal flyers in your neighborhood and watching out for Lost Animal flyers. You can take the animal to a veterinary clinic or CCAS to see if he/she has a microchip and try to find the owner that way. If you are going to keep the animal in your home, then call us at 904-269-6342 to give us information in case an owner calls. You can also bring us or email us a flyer for our Lost and Found Pets book. If you are unable to keep the animal in your home, then you can bring the animal to CCAS during normal business hours. Finally, you can also CLICK HERE to report a stray animal.
Does Clay County Animal Services handle wildlife concerns?
All wildlife concerns are handled through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission or through a private trapper. You can get more information at www.myfwc.com or call them at 1-386-758-0525.
Where can I get affordable veterinary care for my pet?
Luckily, there are several affordable veterinary clinics in Northeast Florida. Here is a listing of some in our area:
Clay Humane Society Animal Clinic, Inc., 2230 Filmore Street, Orange Park, FL 32073,904-276-7729, www.clayhumane.org
Maverick Animal Hospital, 404 Madison Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32065, 904-276-8101
First Coast No More Homeless Pets, 6817 Norwood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32208,904-425-0005, www.fcnmhp.org
Jacksonville Humane Society Community Animal Hospital, 8464 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216, 904-725-8766, www.jaxhumane.org
River City Community Animal Hospital, Mobile Clinic, 904-733-8123, www.RCCAH.org
Do you have horses available for adoption?
We only take in owner surrender dogs and cats, so all of the horses and livestock we receive are either cruelty cases or strays. All horses and livestock are auctioned through the Clay County Sheriff’s Office once they are available. Information on upcoming auctions will be in the newspaper and on our Facebook page.
Is there a leash law for cats in Clay County?
No, cats are allowed to roam freely outdoors in Clay County. We recognize there are a lot of outdoor pet cats and outdoor community cats in our area. We encourage responsible care of outdoor cats ensuring that they are spayed or neutered and current on their vaccinations. Please call us if you find an injured or ill cat but healthy outdoor cats do not need to come to the shelter. CLICK HEREto report a stray animal.
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