If you need assistance with anything regarding dogs, cats, or other domesticated pet or farm animals, you will need to contact your county or city Animal Control office (a courtesy list has been provided below). Dr. Critter deals only with wildlife, rodents, and other non-domesticated creatures that are not considered "personal property”.

Animal Control and the Humane Society are government agencies that your tax monies fund to assist you with these matters. Only government agencies may deal with animals that are considered "personal property” or "trespass livestock”.

Keep in mind that these agencies normally answer their phones from 8am to 5pm, Mon day thru Friday. If you require assistance outside of those hours, you can contact your local Sherriff Department at their non-emergency phone number. The Sheriff Department has the ability to contact the "on-call” animal control officer after-hours that handles night and weekend situations.

If you have any trouble reaching one of these agencies or getting them to willingly help you, please do NOT call Dr. Critter offices for assistance. Unfortunately, these animals do not fall under our jurisdiction and we can only refer you back to the agencies we’ve suggested.

County Phone Web
Alachua (352) 264-6870 http://www.alachuacounty.us/DEPTS/PW/ANIMALSERVICES/Pages/AnimalServices.aspx
Baker (904) 259-6786 http://bakercountyfl.org/animal/
Bay (850) 248-6034 http://www.baycountyfl.gov/animal-control/index.php
Bradford (904) 964-9200 http://www.bradfordsheriff.org/divisions/animal-control/
Brevard (321) 633-2024 http://www.brevardcounty.us/AnimalServices/Home
Broward (954) 359-1313 http://www.broward.org/animal/Pages/Default.aspx
Calhoun   http://www.calhounco.org/
Charlotte (941) 833-5690 http://charlottecountyfl.com/animal/
Citrus   http://www.citruscountyfl.org/
Clay (904) 269-6342 http://www.claycountygov.com/departments/clay-county-animal-care-control
Collier (239) 252-PETS http://www.colliergov.net/index.aspx?page=100
Columbia   http://www.columbiacountyfla.com/
DeSoto (863) 993-4855 http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/FL322.html
Dixie (352) 498-1231 http://www.dixiecountysheriff.com/AnimalControl.html
Duval (904) 387-8846  
Escambia (850) 595-0097  http://www.myescambia.com/community/animal-services
Flagler (386) 445-1188  
Franklin (850) 670-4733 http://www.franklincountyflorida.com/departments.aspx#animal_control
Gadsden (850) 875-8650 http://www.gadsdengov.net/department/?structureid=12
Gilchrist (352) 463-4084 http://gilchrist.fl.us/animalcontrol.php
Glades (863) 946-6001 http://www.gladessheriff.org/?page=57799&pageid=10
Gulf (850) 227-1115 http://www.gulfcounty-fl.gov/animalcontrol.cfm
Hamilton (386) 792-6828 http://www.hamiltoncountyflorida.com/
Hardee (863) 773-2320 http://www.hardeecounty.net/ac.cfm
Hendry (863) 673-0952  
Hernando (352) 796-5062 http://www.hernandocounty.us/animal/
Highlands (863) 655-6475 http://www.hcbcc.net/departments/animal_control/index.php
Hillsborough (813) 744-5660 http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index.aspx?nid=113
Holmes   http://www.holmescountyonline.com/
Indian River (772) 226-3485 http://www.ircgov.com/Departments/IRCES/Animal_Control_Division/Index.htm
Jackson (850) 718-0021 http://www.jacksoncountyfl.net/animal-control
Jefferson   http://www.jeffersoncountyfl.gov/#
Lafayette   http://www.lafayettecountyflorida.org/
Lake (352) 343-9688 http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/
Lee (239) 533-7387 http://www.leelostpets.com/Pages/default.aspx
Leon (850) 606-5400 http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Home/Departments/Office-of-Public-Services/Animal-Control
Levy (352) 486-5138 http://www.levycounty.org/cd_animalservices.aspx?a=viewPost&PostID=5949
Liberty (850) 643-2359 http://www.libertycountyflorida.com/
Madison (850) 973-6495 http://www.madisoncountyfl.com/cd-animal-control.aspx
Manatee (941) 742-5933 http://www.mymanatee.org/home/government/departments/public-safety/animal-services.html
Marion (352) 671-8727 http://www.marioncountyfl.org/departments-agencies/departments-a-n/animal-services
Martin (772) 463-3211 http://www.sheriff.martin.fl.us/animal-control.html
Miami-Dade (305) 884-1101 http://www.miamidade.gov/ANIMALS/
Monroe   https://fl-monroecounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=96
Nassau (904) 491-7440 http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/index.aspx?nid=144
Okaloosa (850) 651-7150 http://www.co.okaloosa.fl.us/dept_ps_ac.html
Okeechobee   http://co.okeechobee.fl.us/
Orange (407) 254-9150 http://orangecountyfl.net/AnimalsPets.aspx#.U-ZxcuNdUxE
Osceola (407) 742-8000 http://www.osceola.org/animal_services/home.cfm
Palm Beach (561) 233-1200 http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/animalcare/
Pasco (813) 929-1212 http://www.pascocountyfl.net/Index.aspx?NID=408
Pinellas (727) 582-2600 http://www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices/
Polk (863) 499-2600 http://www.polksheriff.org/InsidePCSO/LE/SOD/BOSO/AC/Pages/AnimalControl.aspx
Putnam (386) 329-0800 http://www.pcso.us/animal-services
Santa Rosa (850) 983-4680 http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/animals/
Sarasota (941) 861-9500 http://www.sarasotasheriff.org/operations/animal-services.html
Seminole (407) 665-5201 http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/dps/ansrvs/index.aspx
St. Johns (877) 475-2468 http://www.co.st-johns.fl.us/AnimalControl/index.aspx
St. Lucie (772) 462-8120. http://www.stlucieco.gov/eoc/animal_control.htm
Sumter (352) 569-1960 http://sumtercountyfl.gov/index.aspx?NID=75
Suwannee (386) 208-0072 http://www.suwcounty.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=192&Itemid=85
Taylor (850) 838-3525 http://taylorcountygov.com/ac/index.htm
Union (386) 496-2501  
Volusia (386) 740-5241 http://www.volusia.org/services/public-protection/animal-control/
Wakulla (850) 926-0902 http://www.mywakulla.com/departments/fire_and_rescue/departments/animal_control.php
Walton (850) 892-8682 http://www.co.walton.fl.us/index.aspx?NID=856
Washington (850) 638-6306 http://www.washingtonfl.com/animalcontrol/animalcontrol.htm
State of FL Nuisance Alligator Hotline (866) 392-4286