Mobile,Ala.- - As Escambia County Animal Regulation Control, we are the focusfor a majority the domestic animal issues arising in EscambiaCounty. We provide Animal Services to all residents of EscambiaCounty including the City of Pensacola.
Adopt a New Pet:
Lonely? Looking for someone to talk to? Visit the EscambiaCounty Animal Shelter. Your new “best friend” could bewaiting for you. Adoption fees are $40 for dogs and $30 for cats.County tag and rabies vaccine not included. Rabies vaccine, byFlorida 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 ofage or older, are required by Florida law, to be vaccinated forrabies? Cats and dogs vaccinated for rabies in Escambia County arerequired to wear a county License. The ferrets get to be naked.Vaccines and county licenses are available at anyveterinarians’ office.
When making your hurricane preparedness plan, be sure toinclude your pets. If you evacuate, bring enough food and water toaccommodate your pet for your expected length of evacuation.Remember to pack any medications your pet may require, currentvaccination records, as well as proper restraint such as crates,collars and leashes. And include a photo of you and your pet tohelp with identification in the event you and your pet becomeseparated. Visit www.bereadyescambia.com for more information.
Having your pet spayed or neutered benefits not only yourpet, but your community as well. Altered pets cannot reproduce,thereby reducing the number of unwanted puppies and kittens turnedin to Animal Control agencies. Did you know that altered animalsare also less likely to roam, act aggressively or develop medicalproblems associated with excess hormones? Have your pet spayed orneutered today! Financial assistance programs for spay and neuterservices are available for low income pet owners and duringFebruary – spay and neuter month - that cost is half price.Call the Escambia County Animal Shelter for more information,595-3075.
Responsible Pet Ownership:
Owning a pet is an important responsibility. Cats and dogsin Escambia County are required to be vaccinated for rabies,licensed and are not allowed to roam in most parts of thecommunity. Pets must be provided access to clean, fresh water andappropriate shelter AT ALL TIMES as well as food, and medicalattention 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 petsindoors and make sure they have a warm blanket to lie on, as wellas plenty of food and water.
• If pets are kept in a garage at night, make sure theyhave blankets, food and water, and that all toxins - such asantifreeze and bleach – are well out of their reach.
• If pets must stay outdoors, provide a dog or cathouse and line bottom with plenty of blankets or hay along withextra food and water. The food and water will metabolize and keeptheir bodies warm. You can also add a light bulb in the shelter ata safe distance from where your pet lays. The heat from the bulbwill help keep them warm. (Do not use when bedding with hay.)
• Help keep our adoptable pets warm during the wintermonths and donate any extra blankets or newspapers you may have.
• All animals have the right to shelter and it is theresponsibility of the pet owner to provide that no matter what theseason or weather.
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