Mobile,Ala.- - As Escambia County Animal Regulation Control, we are the focus
for a majority the domestic animal issues arising in Escambia
County. We provide Animal Services to all residents of Escambia
County including the City of Pensacola.
Adopt a New Pet:
Lonely? Looking for someone to talk to? Visit the Escambia
County Animal Shelter. Your new “best friend” could be
waiting for you. Adoption fees are $40 for dogs and $30 for cats.
County tag and rabies vaccine not included. Rabies vaccine, by
Florida law, must be administered by a licensed veterinarian.
Rabies/Licensing Requirements in Escambia County:
Did you know all dogs, cats and even ferrets, four months of
age or older, are required by Florida law, to be vaccinated for
rabies? Cats and dogs vaccinated for rabies in Escambia County are
required to wear a county License. The ferrets get to be naked.
Vaccines and county licenses are available at any
When making your hurricane preparedness plan, be sure to
include your pets. If you evacuate, bring enough food and water to
accommodate your pet for your expected length of evacuation.
Remember to pack any medications your pet may require, current
vaccination records, as well as proper restraint such as crates,
collars and leashes. And include a photo of you and your pet to
help with identification in the event you and your pet become
separated. Visit www.bereadyescambia.com for more information.
Having your pet spayed or neutered benefits not only your
pet, but your community as well. Altered pets cannot reproduce,
thereby reducing the number of unwanted puppies and kittens turned
in to Animal Control agencies. Did you know that altered animals
are also less likely to roam, act aggressively or develop medical
problems associated with excess hormones? Have your pet spayed or
neutered today! Financial assistance programs for spay and neuter
services are available for low income pet owners and during
February – spay and neuter month - that cost is half price.
Call the Escambia County Animal Shelter for more information,
Responsible Pet Ownership:
Owning a pet is an important responsibility. Cats and dogs
in Escambia County are required to be vaccinated for rabies,
licensed and are not allowed to roam in most parts of the
community. Pets must be provided access to clean, fresh water and
appropriate shelter AT ALL TIMES as well as food, and medical
attention as needed. So be a good pet owner!
Protect your pets! (for winter and bad weather)
• Don't leave pets out in the cold! Bring all pets
indoors and make sure they have a warm blanket to lie on, as well
as plenty of food and water.
• If pets are kept in a garage at night, make sure they
have blankets, food and water, and that all toxins - such as
antifreeze and bleach – are well out of their reach.
• If pets must stay outdoors, provide a dog or cat
house and line bottom with plenty of blankets or hay along with
extra food and water. The food and water will metabolize and keep
their bodies warm. You can also add a light bulb in the shelter at
a safe distance from where your pet lays. The heat from the bulb
will help keep them warm. (Do not use when bedding with hay.)
• Help keep our adoptable pets warm during the winter
months and donate any extra blankets or newspapers you may have.
• All animals have the right to shelter and it is the
responsibility of the pet owner to provide that no matter what the
season or weather.