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Animal Services News

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Pinellas County Animal Services News

As Pinellas County Animal Services enters June we are thankful for staff that has stayed well during the COVID 19 isolation and for the members of the community adopting from us during this difficult time. We are also preparing for the normal busyness of summer and the approaching hurricane season.  PCAS is returning to regular operating hours on June 1st; Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  COVID 19 precautions and guidelines will remain in place at our facility.

  • All customer service desks have had sneeze guards installed
  • All staff must wear masks
  • All visitors are requested to wear masks
  • Only one person from each party may enter the facility
  • Asking everyone to maintain appropriate social distancing

PCAS ceased all healthy cat intakes during the COVID 19 isolation period.  Beginning June 1st we will begin accepting kittens and nursing moms with kittens through the lobby.  Beginning

June 8th we will begin accepting all cat intakes through the lobby.  Dog intake will continue as normal.

Effective June 1st, 2020, cats and dogs may no longer be turned into Pinellas County Animal Services anonymously. 

All citizens bringing cats or dogs to Pinellas County Animal Services to be turned into the shelter must show proof of Pinellas County residency with a full physical address.  This information will be entered into the animal’s record.

The citizen must also provide the physical address where the cat or dog was found or trapped if it is different from their address of residence.

Attention to Law Enforcement or others entitled to protections under Florida’s public records laws:  If any of your information is entitled to protection pursuant to Florida’s public records laws, please let us know in advance so that we can take steps to ensure it is handled appropriately.

We ask that any veterinary clinic accepting a Good Samaritan dropping off a stray to please get the name

Doug Brightwell, MBA, CAWA
Bureau Director
Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774
Phone 727-582-2607
dbrightwell@pinellascounty.org