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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, Florida 32778
General Information
Lake County BCC
315 West Main St.
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, Florida 32778

 Office of Animal Services


We have moved! The Animal Shelter is now located at 12280 CR 448, Tavares, across from Lake Idamere Park. Please schedule an appointment for your visit here:

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Lake Co. residents can apply for a $50 rebate when they spay/neuter their pet!
Click here to learn about the rebate program


The mission of the Lake County Animal Shelter is:

  • To shelter and reunite or rehome the lost, abandoned, neglected, and surrendered pets of Lake County.
  • To protect the safety of the community.
  • To provide temporary shelter to the displaced and abandoned, and to give safety to the abused and neglected domestic animals of Lake County.
  • To achieve a positive and appropriate outcome for all animals.
  • To support and provide education to the community on the importance of responsible pet ownership and care.
Lake County Animal Shelter Location
12280 County Road 448
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 343-9688

Shelter Visitation Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Weekends: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday and Holidays: Closed

To report animal abuse or neglect, stray or aggressive dogs, domestic animals in distress, or to speak to an Animal Enforcement Officer, contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Unit at 352-742-4640.

For information about surrendering a pet, visit our Surrendering Animals page.


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