Animal Services

Overview
Animal Services strives to protect people and property from the dangers of roaming, uncontrolled animals as well as protect pets from the dangers of the wild and our busy streets and highways.

Animal Services Officers will make community presentations upon request.

Responsibilities
Animal Services is responsible for enforcement of all county codes related to the ownership and care of domestic animals. The department operates 7 days a week with 6 full-time officers. Please remember that Animal Services responds to emergencies first.

Mission
Protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens and animals of Sumter County and to promote justice and equity in the enforcement of state and local laws for control and protection.

Pets
Working in conjunction with the local Humane Society and with many various rescue organizations, 1954 dogs and cats have been adopted, returned to their owner or fostered this year.

If your pet has been lost or stolen, please report it to the Sumter County Animal Services Department in person, by phone, or by email. 
 
Adoptions
Sumter County does not desire to continue to compete with the adoption efforts of other rescue agencies. In order to provide increased support for our local partners in animal services and cease competition for limited adoption revenues, as of 01/01/2015 Sumter County Animal Services will cease all animal adoption efforts and refocus its efforts on the apprehension of dangerous animals, nuisance animal calls and injured animals. Sumter County will continue to work with local animal adoption services to ensure adoption services are provided.

 Training Grant Provided to Sumter County Animal Services by ASPCACustomer Satisfaction Surveys
If you have used our Adoption Services please rate your satisfaction with our services by completing a customer satisfaction survey.

If you have had interaction with an Animal Services Officer please rate your satisfaction with our services by completing a customer satisfaction survey.