Animal Care and Protective Services

Animal Care and Protective ServicesJacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) provides animal control to the citizens in Jacksonville by fair enforcement and community education. ACPS also enhances the quality of life in our neighborhoods by offering quality pets for adoption at a reasonable cost. ACPS is dedicated to providing a high level of service to the citizens in Jacksonville and to saving the lives of all adoptable animals in our community.

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Happy New Year
Happy Hour Adoption Special
Tuesday-Saturday for the Month of January between the hours of 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Adoptions are $15 in 2015
($20.00 City License fee may apply)
Regular Adoption Fees
All pets age 3 and older: Free
Dogs & Puppies: $20.00
Cats more than 1 year old: $20.00
Adoption fee includes: heartworm screening, spay/neuter, microchip, and initial checkup (includes Rabies vaccine)

Animal Care and Protective Services offers rabies vaccines and microchips to the public between the hours of 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  The cost of this service is $10 each. 

For more efficient customer service, please call 630-CITY (2489)
Animal Care and Protective Services is very grateful for a generous grant provided by the ASCPA® to help support and care for animals removed from a September 2014 hoarding situation, in which over 60 animals had to be removed from a home in Jacksonville, FL. We appreciate their continued and ongoing support! 

Hours of Operation

Adoption Hours

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Intake Hours

  • Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m. -12 p.m.

Other Resources

  • Online Survey Please help us improve by taking our new online survey. Go to survey page.
  • Animal Care & Protective Services is in need of Velveeta-Style cheese to medicate our in-house animals.
  • Resources to rehome your pet:

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You may request a service or notify us of a service problem now. Just follow the steps to complete your request. Otherwise, you may call (904) 630-CITY (2489).

Friends of Jacksonville Animals

The Friends of Jacksonville Animals organization is a great help to ACPS. Learn more about this caring group at their website.

Down2Zero Campaign 

Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) and Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA) have a new animal adoption campaign called Down2Zero. The primary goal of this effort is to raise awareness about the importance of adopting local shelter animals and encourage Jacksonville residents to support their local shelter by donating and/or volunteering.  

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