Prevention is always better than treatment after a problem arises. This is especially true when it comes to the record numbers of unwanted pets in the Tampa Bay area. A new program at Hernando County Animal Control is aimed at getting pets adopted, before they end up in the high kill shelter.
Whether it be from the bad economy, bad luck or behavior problems, hundreds of pet owners have been forced to turn their pets over to Hernando County Animal Control, which is a high kill shelter. Now you may not have to. The pet surrender prevention program is adoption with a new twist that promises to save hundreds of pets from euthanasia.
Here’s how the program works:
Let’s say you know you will be forced to move in the near future and you can’t take your pet with you. All you have to do is send 3 or 4 pictures and a short history of the animal to the email address at the bottom of this page. Potential adopters dog will be screened for the best new owner.
As soon as a match is made, an appointment will be set up for you to meet with them so they can bring your pet to their new home.
NOTE: More time = better success, so try to provide at least 30 DAYS ADVANCE NOTICE for this option.
Behavior problems are the cause of many pet surrenders. But what if there were a way to give your pet a second chance to stay in your home?
Many behavior problems can be easily corrected. A few tips, a little patience, or a short re-training program may be all it takes for pet surrender prevention. Just use the email address at the bottom of this page to get started.
Be part of the solution
Another way to prevent euthanasia at high kill shelters is to adopt an unwanted pet. If you are looking for a specific type or breed of animal, click the appropriate link below. Photos and a history on the animal that best suits your needs will be emailed to you. After going through your choices, a Meet & Greet will be scheduled for you.
To register you pet for placement in the new Pet Surrender Prevention Program, Email: [email protected]
To adopt an animal scheduled for euthanasia, click here.
To volunteer to help with the new Pet Surrender Prevention program, click here.
To provide a foster home for animals waiting for adoption, Email: [email protected]
To Chip In with a donation for dog food, cat food, veterinary care or pet supplies, click here
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Hernando County Animal Control
A Division of the Code Enforcement Department
19450 Oliver Street
Brooksville, Florida 34601
EMAIL: [email protected]
Visiting Hours (Office & Kennel):
Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Phone (352) 796-5062 Fax (352) 796-3746
CLOSED: Sundays & Holidays