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Special Price On Adoptions - Extended
Adopt a new dog, puppy, cat or kitten for the special price of just $20 each. 
Take advantage of this limited offer that includes an initial checkup, microchipping, vaccinations, rabies tag, and spaying/neutering.

2nd Annual Neighborhood Pit Bull Day
Saturday, March 1 - 9 a.m. to noon
FREE rabies vaccination and micro-chip clinic at the Town 'N Country Recreation Center, 6039 Hanley Road in Tampa. Presented in partnership with the Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation. Click here for details.

Rabies Alert for ZIP code 33625
Make Sure Your Pet's Vaccinations Are Up to Date
The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County has issued a
rabies alert through April 4 for ZIP code 33625 near the Citrus Park area in Hillsborough County. This alert was issued on February 4 after two raccoons tested positive for rabies, one reported in December 2013, and the other in January 2014.

The center of the rabies alert includes the following area boundaries in Hillsborough County:
  • Gunn Hwy, North boundary
  • Veterans Expressway, East boundary
  • Gardner Road, South boundary
  • Sheldon Road, West boundary

Who We Are and What We Do

The Department of Animal Services is a public safety, and humane animal welfare partner for the community. The Animal Services shelter is the only "open-admission" facility in the county.  This means that it accepts animals regardless of breed, size, or medical condition. Most of the kennels contain cats and dogs, but may also have adoptable rabbits, guinea pigs, birds or other companion pets.

Animal Services enforces the County Ordinance and Florida state laws relating to various animal-related activities, including:

  • Removal of animal remains
  • Investigation of animal neglect and cruelty  
  • Education for dog-bite prevention
  • Receiving and tracking dog-bite reports
  • Quarantine of animals that have bitten someone
  • Issuance of rabies registration tags
  • Offering low-cost spay and neuter vouchers to qualifying pet owners
  • Providing a pet adoption program 
  • Sheltering stray, sick and/or injured animals
  • Responding to animal needs after hurricanes/disasters

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440 N. Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619



10:00 am - 7:00 pm (7 Days a week)
(Phone operators are on duty from
8 am - 5 pm/weekdays)