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If you suspect cruelty to livestock, contact the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
Adoption Partners Application
(813) 929-1212 (727) 834-3216 (352) 521-5194
PCAS contact information and business hours
Pasco County Animal Services
19640 Dogpatch Lane
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
There are two private shelters in Pasco:
7734 Congress Street
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Humane Society of Pasco
14945 Harmon Drive
Hudson, FL 34610
You may also contact Mr. Wade Barber's bee removal service at (352) 584-9568 or Bob's Bees at (727) 243-9969 or (727) 946-0118.
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Even though there are not any cat leash laws at this time, there are State Statutes and County Ordinances that require cat owners to have their cats vaccinated against rabies. We will investigate reports of violations of these laws. To report a violation, you would need to call our office and provide our staff with your name and address, as well as the name and address of the cat owners.
If you are a person who is feeding “stray” cats, you can be held responsible for them. As the “owner, harborer or keeper” of an animal, you are responsible for compliance with these local and State laws and can be charged for failure to comply. If you have been feeding “stray” cats, but do not want to be held legally responsible for them, we urge you to consider finding homes for the cats, or bring them to a shelter or rescue organization.
Stray cats can have negative impacts on pets, small domestic stock, and native wildlife. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission works with effected parties to protect native wildlife from predation, disease and other impacts presented by feral and free-roaming cats and works cooperatively with other land-management agencies to prevent the release or feeding of cats on public lands supporting wildlife habitat.
If you are feeding stray cats, you are considered to be the owner, harborer, or keeper. As such you must comply with laws requiring rabies vaccinations and to provide medical care if the animals become sick or injured.Read more about FWC policy.
Pasco County does not currently have a cat leash or license law. There are no cat pick up services currently available. At this time, Pasco County has no ordinance requirements, funding or resources to patrol neighborhoods looking for stray cats. Thus, it is not illegal for a person to allow their cat to roam loose.
*If you are experiencing problems caused by owned cats, we suggest you discuss the issue with the cat owner, and request their help in resolving your problems. If these efforts fail, individuals have the option to privately litigate to resolve nuisances caused by another neighbor. If there are more than nine (9) cats owned by one individual, that person may be in violation of County Zoning laws. Contact the County Code Compliance Office to report this type of violation.
Pasco County Animal Services shelter receives over 6,000 cats per year, which are mostly brought to us by private citizens. As of 3/12/2013, Pasco County Animal Services is no longer an "Open Admission" shelter. We do not accept feral or stray cats since there is not a leash law in Pasco County and cats are legally allowed to roam free.
Animal Services may occasionally pick up a cat, but under very specific, limited circumstances. If a stray cat has been seriously injured, such as being hit by a car, for humanitarian purposes we will render aid. If any cat has bitten or scratched someone, we will get involved for public health and safety concerns. Staff will try and locate the animal and place it in quarantine confinement, so the human victim will not have to under go rabies shots. We will also investigate cruelty to animal’s complaints dealing with cats. Call our office to report these types of situations. Code Compliance
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A dog may be considered a nuisance under the following circumstances, but it is not restricted to:
Frequent or continued barking or howling between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Frequent or continued barking or howling for periods of ten or more minutes at any time.
Repeatedly digging into, breaking, injuring or damaging shrubbery, trees, lawns, garbage, or stored materials on public or private property.
Frequent or habitual depositing of excreta on property not belonging to the dog owner without the property owner's consent.
Repeatedly running at large on public or private property.
Repeatedly chasing vehicles while off the property of the owner.
Repeatedly chasing passers-by while off the property of the owner.
Repeatedly attacking or attempting to attack other animals while off the property of the owner.
The Mike Fasano Hurricane Shelter11611 Denton AvenueHudson, Florida 34677
Pre-registration is not required.
The Pet Friendly Hurricane shelter is for the pets of people that reside in Hurricane Evacuation Zone A, B, or C.
It is strongly recommended that the Pet Friendly Shelter be used only if you cannot make any other arrangements. The shelter has limited space for pets (cats and dogs only) and there is a limit of two pets per household. You are required to care for your own pet, bring supplies (including a crate and leash) and provide proof of vaccination when checking into the shelter.
Dogs should wear the required Pasco County License on their collar.
Cats should have an optional Pasco County License on their collar or another tag with identification information.
Owners should bring proof of current vaccinations .
Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination for their cat and dog (1 yr or 3 yr).
The Pet Friendly Shelter is not a boarding facility! You must stay at the Mike Fasano Hurricane Shelter and be available to care for your pets. If you leave the shelter without taking your pets, the animals will be considered abandoned and will be surrendered to Pasco County Animal Services in accordance with the Animal Services Ordinance or policy.
Mike Fasano Hurricane Shelter
License Fee: $5 cats (voluntary), $25 dogs (intact) and $5 dogs (sterilized). License fees are annual.
NOTE: Effective 4/1/2013: There will be an increase in License fees - $25-$35 for an Intact Dog and $5-$10 for a Sterilized Dog.
NOTE: EFFECTIVE 3/12/2013, PASCO COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES ACCEPTS CASH, CHECK OR CREDIT CARDS AS PAYMENT.
The fee to convene the Dangerous Dog Hearing Board is payable by CASH ONLY.
Pasco County Animal Services is a government agency and does not provide financial assistance to citizens. Friends of Animal Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to Animal Services to enhance the care of homeless animals at the shelter. They do not provide financial assistance to the public.
For tips and a listing of organizations that may be able to provide help, visit the
HSUS pet assistance information page.
Hot Weather Tips from the ASPCA
Customer Service (Administration)Building B Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: Closed
Field Services(Animal Control Officers)Building BMonday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 24 Hour Emergency Services(emergencies only!)Information Revised 4/29/11Pasco County Animal Services
Post the animal on FidoFinder.com or TabbyTracker.com Create and post a flyer with pictures Put an ad in the local newspaper Contact the police if you think the pet was stolen Contact veterinarians in your area Visit Animal Services every day to look for your pet
Post the animal on FidoFinder.com or TabbyTracker.com Advertise in the newspaper (may be free) Bring the animal to Animal Services (hours are posted on website www.pascocountyfl.net) after 12 noon. Keep the animal at your home for 90 days AND advertise
Remember that under the law, pets are personal property. You may NOT keep a pet that you found without taking steps for 90 days to find the owner. If the verifiable owner comes forward, you must return the animal. Keep receipts for expenses incurred while caring for the animal. The owner must reimburse you for these expenses before the pet is returned.
The animal is not yours to give away or sell! If you cannot care for the animal while searching for the owner, bring the dog/cat to Animal Services.
Cats: $40 plus $5 optional license tag.
Pocket Pets: $10 rabbits, reptiles, birds and rodents are sometimes available.
Spay/Neuter Rebate Program
A rebate is available to dog license tag holders that have their pet’s sterilization performed by a
PASCO COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL PAY YOU $40.00 TO BE A RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER! TO RECEIVE YOUR $40.00 REBATE,
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Your dog must have a current $25 Pasco County Dog License prior to sterilization.
2. Take your dog to a participating licensed veterinarian for sterilization. (A participating vet is one who sells Pasco County licenses)
3. Complete the top portion of the Spay/Neuter Rebate Certificate.
4. Make sure your pet’s license number is listed on the top of the form.
5. Have the veterinarian complete the lower portion of the rebate certificate.
6. Return the completed Spay/Neuter Rebate Certificate form within 30 DAYS OF SURGERY. The mailing address is on the form.
7. Your rebate will be mailed to you approximately 10 weeks later.
• Pasco County residents only.
• Dog sterilization only.
• Rebate will not exceed cost of sterilization.
• Rebate offered as funds are available on first come first served basis.
• Funds derived from a percentage of the cost of unaltered dog tags.
Be a Responsible Pet Owner
Stop Pet Overpopulation
Spay/Neuter Your Pet
New Port Richey Government CenterCustomer Services Window (Information Desk)8731 Citizens DrNew Port Richey, FL 34654
Dade City Government CenterCustomer Service Window14235 6th StreetDade City, FL 33525
Pasco County Animal Services - Building B19640 Dogpatch LaneLand O' Lakes, FL 34638
There may be a nominal printing charge.
Provided as a Public Education Message.
This is a government program, not a program of Animal Services. Please direct all questions to Kristen Sellas.
You can find additional information about veterans and service dogs at Vets Adopt Pets.
Spay and Neuter Clinics
Existing Volunteers are required to submit a new application every January.
The electronic application and descriptions of various volunteer positions may be found under the Volunteer tab at www.pascocountyfl.net Positions subject to change at any time and are not guaranteed to be available.
Thank you for your interest! PCAS is a public, county operated, open admission shelter with one location, Dogpatch Lane in Land O' Lakes. We are not affiliated with any other shelter in Pasco County.
If you need to satisfy COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS, OPERATION PAYBACK, OR INTERVENTION PROGRAM HOURS, do NOT complete a volunteer application. Please call Customer Service for information (727) 834-3216, (813) 929-1212, (352) 521-5194 Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm or visit the Administration Building (Building B) during the same hours.