Animal Services

Animal Services Hours of Operation

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Business Office
Monday - Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Redemptions (with proof of rabies vaccine)
Monday-Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Redemptions (without proof of rabies vaccine)
Monday - Friday 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Microchipping (Owned Animals)
Monday - Friday 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Closed Sunday & Holidays

Animal Services Officers

Duty Hours
Monday - Friday 7:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am to 7:00pm

Emergency Calls Only
Outside of Duty Hours & all Major Holidays

Seminole County Animal Services enforces the Seminole County Code, Chapter 20 "Animals and Fowl". Animal Services is also responsible for the capture, confinement and care of nuisance and stray animals, issuing the County Pet License, inspecting and issuing Commercial Kennel Licenses, investigating animal cruelty/neglect complaints and investigating animal bites.

Seminole County Animal Services is located at
232 Eslinger Way, Sanford, Florida 32773

Eslinger Way is located off of US HWY 17-92 in Sanford behind the Seminole County Courthouse.
For general information, please call 407-665-5201. To reach our Dispatcher, please call 407-665-5110.




Owner Redemption

Seminole County Animal Services is currently seeking a vendor to provide veterinarian services on-site at the County’s shelter. As of 3/7/17, our shelter will be unable to provide the services of rabies vaccinations or microchip implantation for owned animals until such time as a vendor has been awarded a contract. In the interim, we encourage pet owners to both keep their pets safe and to remain complaint with local and state laws, by seeking rabies vaccinations and microchipping from local veterinarian clinics and rescue groups.

Effective May 1, 2015, Seminole County Animal Services (SCAS) will release all impounded animals to their owners in compliance with County Ordinance Section 20.37 (Impounding, disposing of and redeeming animals). Animal owners that are able to provide documentation of current rabies vaccination may redeem their animals during the shelter’s normal business hours. Owned animals that do not have current rabies vaccinations may only be redeemed when the County’s contracted veterinarian is on-duty at the shelter, Monday through Friday from 1:00 – 3:30 pm, and Saturday from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Please note that before an animal is redeemed to its owner, additional boarding fees may apply until either the shelter has been provided with documentation of the current rabies vaccination or the animal has been given a rabies vaccination by the County’s contracted vet during the specified times.

On March 8, 2016, microchip implantation was made available to the public, Monday through Friday from 1:00 – 3:30 pm, and Saturday from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm for a $10.00 fee, with the passing of Seminole County Resolution #2016-R-40 by the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).   Click here

Out of County Intakes 

Effective September 1, 2014, Seminole County Animal Services (SCAS) will only accept those animals that were found within Seminole County and have been brought to our shelter by Seminole County residents (photo identification is required). While this policy is intended to cover the processing of stray animals received over the counter, it also covers owner-surrendered animals unless those same animals had been adopted from our shelter. This policy does not affect the adoption process, which remains open to the general public.

For the purposes of public safety, it is highly recommended that any person that observes stray animals within Seminole County should avoid contact with same and immediately report the situation to our shelter. It also remains the responsibility of residents of other counties to locate resources for their owned animals within their own municipalities, and to locate other options that may be available to them if they were to travel to Seminole County. Please be sure to contact our shelter at phone #407-665-5201 with any questions regarding this policy.