The Sarasota County Animal Services section is located at 8451 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES ADOPTIONS LOST AND FOUND
Monday - Friday Monday - Friday Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Saturday Saturday
Closed 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Noon to 3 p.m. Noon to 3 p.m.
ABOUT ANIMAL SERVICES
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office took over the responsibilities of Animal Control from the County Government on Oct.1, 1994. The name "Animal Control" was changed to "Animal Services" due to the many services provided to all of Sarasota County.
Agricultural Unit deputies are tasked with patrolling all large ranches, county and state owned properties, as well as subdivisions that are located in eastern Sarasota County. The Agricultural Unit enforces traffic, criminal and game laws and is comprised of deputies that are certified as animal cruelty investigators. If you are interested in a tour of the facility or having a deputy address your school or group to show what services we provide or to educate them about animal safety, call the administrative office for more information.
To review the County's Animal Ordinance click below.
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO VIEW THE COUNTY'S ANIMAL ORDINANCE.
Pets need a plan for hurricane season and other emergencies. The link below will take you to the Sarasota County Emergency Services page for pet preparations.
SARASOTA COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES
Our goal is to help reunite lost animals with their families. If you are missing a pet we keep a list of animals that are reported missing and those that are found in hopes of making a match.
If you wish to claim your pet from the animal services facility you will need to bring the following with you:
- A state issued identification card, driver’s license or passport
- Proof of ownership; to include veterinarian records, pictures, etc.
- Proof of a current rabies vaccination and Sarasota County License if available
Sarasota County has a number of parks and beaches that are pet friendly, allowing both on-and-off-leash activity. The link below will provide a list of those locations and some rules and regulations.
PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS
Sarasota County Animal Services has a no cost/low cost spay and neuter program for your pets. This program is designed for people who are on low or fixed incomes. If you are qualified to receive benefits from other social programs or have a low or fixed income, you probably also qualify for this program.
Funds have been appropriated in the budget of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens are born each year in Sarasota County. Minimizing these births reduces the operating cost of Animal Services to Sarasota County taxpayers. Because this program is so popular it is administered on a "first come, first serve" basis and will continue until all the annually appropriated funds have been exhausted. The fiscal year runs October through September. This program does not cover the cost of a mandatory rabies vaccination and license tag, additional examination fees or vaccination fees that may be required by your veterinarian.
THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA
6320 Tower Ln.
Sarasota, FL 34240
Sarasota, FL 34234
ANIMAL SERVICES DONATIONS
Animal Services accepts donations of dog/puppy and cat/kitten food and treats. Toys are always welcome. The shelter is always in need of towels and blankets. These items don't have to be new, just clean and in good condition!
Vicious/dangerous dogs are a serious threat to the safety and welfare of the people of Sarasota County. Such attacks are, in part, attributable to the failure of owners to properly train and control their dogs. Therefore, Sarasota County government has found it necessary to impose uniform requirements on the owners of dogs declared dangerous or vicious, including being publicly listed here.
This document has information regarding dogs that have been declared dangerous and whose owners are required to register their dog pursuant to Florida State Statute, Chapter 767. While this information is believed to be accurate, no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information are made. Readers are encouraged to review the official version of all documents on which they plan to rely. Official records of these documents are maintained by Sarasota County Animal Services.
8451 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, Florida, 34241