Consider Animal Services as spot to adopt

Leonor Wertheimer

County animal shelters often are referred to as “the pound” or as “doggy jail.” This is an outdated stereotype that municipal shelters are not good places to find your next pet companion. 

Alachua County Animal Services (ACAS) has worked hard to try to dispel these old views. As Alachua County’s community shelter, we want you to consider ACAS as your next spot to adopt. 

We work closely with other county departments to improve our community’s shelter. With the help of Human Resources, we were able to fill two critical positions, our shelter veterinarian and field operations supervisor. With the help of the County Attorney’s Office, we added another section to the animal services ordinance entitled Pet Breeder Regulations. And we are working with Facilities to improve our current facility.

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