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Animal Services 

The Animal Services Division provides regular service Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Officers are also on call for special emergency call-outs seven days per week. The function of Animal Services is to protect the public from stray, nuisance, and rabid animals. The division also investigates dangerous dog complaints. Animal Services responds to other requests for animal services dependent upon the nature of the complaint and the type of animal involved.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-5pm

On-call for emergencies 7 days a week

Animal Shelter is located at:
16946 SW 75th Ave
Starke, FL 32091
Phone Numbers:
904.964.9200 – Normal Business Hours (9:30am-5:30pm)
904.964.6161 – Evenings and Weekends

For adoptable pets, please click here.

Bradford County Animal Services Fee Schedule

Fee for Impounded Animals
(Fees are set by the Bradford County Commission)

Daily Boarding Fees Per Day    
Routine Cases $5.00    
Animals Held for Rabies Quarantine $7.00    

Additional Fines/Fees

(In addition to daily boarding fees)

If The Animal Is… 1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
Vaccinated & Not Wearing a Current License $15.00 $30.00 $45.00
Vaccinated & Wearing a Current License $10.00 $20.00 $30.00
Unvaccinated $20.00 $40.00 $60.00

Adoption Information & Requirements

Fees for adoption are:

  • For a pet that has already been spayed or neutered, it is $20.00 per dog and $15.00 per cat.
  • For a pet that has not been spayed or neutered the fee is $40.00 per dog and $25.00 per cat.

Since the Animal Services Department does not actually spay or neuter, once you have adopted a non-sterilized pet and taken them to a licensed veterinarian you will be entitled to a $20.00 refund on dogs and $10.00 refund on cats. The veterinarian must sign the appropriate form and the procedure must be done within 30 days of the adoption to be eligible for the partial refund.

Click Here To See Pets for Adoption

Adoption Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license or I.D.
  • Must be 18 yrs. of age.
  • Must have a letter of approval from landlord if residence is rented.
  • If living in someone else’s residence; such as a parent, must have letter of approval prior to adoption.
  • Must have contact phone numbers, at least two (home, cell, work).
  • Fenced yard if animal is to be kept outside.

Rescue Groups

There are many individuals and/or groups who are permitted to adopt pets from the shelter and offer them for adoption elsewhere. The pets that these individuals/groups adopt from the shelter are not for sale and cannot be used for any other purpose other than adoption.

In order for these groups to adopt they must have a copy of their 501C3, a letter of reference from the rescuer’s veterinarian stating that the rescue group does sterilize all pets before offering them for adoption and their contact information on file with the shelter.

Contact Information

Animal Services
16946 SW 75th Avenue
Starke, FL 32091
Office: 904.964.9200
Fax: 904.966.6160
Monday-Friday – 11:00am-5:00pm

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.