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Animal Services News

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Pinellas County Animal Services News

It has come to our attention over the last few months that citizens in Pinellas County are unsure of what to do when they find a pet.  Some of our processes have changed but many remain the same.  Please share this information with your clients as a means of increasing lost pet reunification.

Please make a reasonable attempt to locate the animal’s owner. 

Safely confine pet.

  • If Pet is wearing a tag (do not remove from pet) – Get the tag id number and call phone number provided on tag for owner’s information.
  • If tag is not found, make sure you drive around the neighborhood. Look for any ‘Lost Flyers’ and talk to neighbors to see if anyone is missing their pet. 
  • Go to a local Vet or Shelter and have pet scanned for Microchip if possible.
  • If pet has a chip and you decide to keep until you find owner:
    • Call the corresponding chip company and report the animal found.
    • Call Animal Services and put in a Found Report (reports stay on file 30 days and then ownership change).

If citizen finds animal and decides to not keep, call Animal Services at 727-582-2600 option 4 for pickup or bring the pet to the shelter at 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo 33774 on Monday through Friday from 9-6pm or on Saturday from 9-1pm.

Doug Brightwell

Bureau Director  – Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774

Phone 727-582-2600


 Any practices in Pinellas County that have a confirmed case of canine influenza, please notify Animal Services!

Linda L. Boger
Administrative Secretary
(727) 582-2657
(727) 582-2559 – Fax