In response to COVID-19, please check out our facility updates, bit.ly/OCASCOVID-19.

COVID-19

IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19:
For the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and employees, #OCAS will be closing to the public beginning Friday, March 27.

Adoptions will resume once we reopen to the public and applications for available pets will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, as is normal protocol. Adoption applications must be completed in person, following interaction with the pet, and are not available online.

 
Our clinic care and shelter team will be taking care of the remaining animals at the shelter and our enforcement team will be limited to priority calls.

 

We are truly grateful for such a dedicated community of adopters, fosters, volunteers, and employees who help and care for our shelter pets every day.

Orange County Animal Services remains dedicated to providing essential services to our community. We will now be doing so on a modified basis via appointment only, effective Tuesday, March 24.

This measure will help us limit the number of people in our facility, therefore helping to protect both our staff and visitors. Adoptions, reclaims, pickups, stray animal drop-off and relinquishments will all continue to be offered with an appointment.

If you are experiencing a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, pneumonia, have been exposed to someone confirmed to have COVID-19 or traveled outside of the country within the past month, please postpone your visit to a later time.

To schedule an appointment, please visit the portal here: https://bit.ly/3dqhbWz.

Effective Friday, March 13 and ongoing, the shelter is waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats.

OCAS is expanding the “sleepover program” to enable interested Orange County residents to take in a select dog or cat on a trial basis. Animals that are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped are available through this program. They can be taken home for a minimum of two weeks through this program.

To see if an animal is a candidate, please reach out to AnimalServices@ocfl.net or make an appointment to visit the shelter. The selected animals will have the statement “Ask About a Sleepover” on their kennel cards.

Please be advised our sleepover program contract requires the pet be kept separate from existing pets in the home for the safety of all involved.

Due to the requirements for social distancing, Animal Services is not currently able to offer the standard foster care orientation. Those interested in helping on a short-term basis are encouraged to reach out to the shelter’s many rescue partners. A full list of local rescue groups, and their contact information, is available here:
http://www.ocnetpets.com/ProgramsServices/Rescues/RescuePartners.aspx

The shelter is still in need of adopters so those willing to make a long-term commitment to a pet in need are welcome to visit the shelter, after securing an appointment.

The shelter is seeking to reduce the number of visitors coming into the facility and is therefore limiting the volunteer program at this time.

The shelter is not currently accepting the donation of pet items. For those interested in giving during this time, please feel welcome to do so via our Amazon Wish List.

As we strive to limit our interactions with the public to reduce risk for all involved, our enforcement operations will be limited to priority calls and select others that require minimal interaction with humans. We will resume normal operations in the near future, once it is safe to do so.

For the current time, the mobile spay/neuter clinic is suspended, to reduce risk. We look forward to resuming normal operations as soon as possible. Please monitor the website for updates on that service.

About Us

Orange County Animal Services is a progressive animal-welfare focused organization that enforces the Orange County Code to protect both citizens and animals. We provide service throughout Orange County, including all municipalities.

Contact

Orange County Animal Services
Pet Rescue & Adoption Center
2769 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839
(407) 836-3111