Animal Care and Protective Services
Jacksonville’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.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
2020 Forest St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
For more efficient customer service, please call 630-CITY (2489).
August Adoption Special
Free Adoptions! (City license tag fee waived for Duval County residents)
Animal Care and Protective Services offers rabies vaccines and microchips to the community between the hours of 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The cost of these services is $10 each.
Kitten Army is a movement to support the foster care program at Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services. During kitten season, thousands of orphaned kittens will arrive at the shelter. Foster homes are the only option. Our goals are to recruit, educate, support and retain foster parents. Our battle plan is an organized effort of foster parents to save lives of those who need it the most. This season, we're not kitten around! Sign up to be a Foster Soldier at kittenarmy.org
Animal Care and Protective Service is appreciative of grant funding awarded by Florida Animal Friend, Inc. This funding will be utilized to provide spay and neuter surgeries to large dogs owned by Jacksonville residents. Learn more about Florida Animal Friend and how to support future grant funding by purchasing a license plate. http://floridaanimalfriend.org/purchase-a-tag/
Resources to rehome your pet.
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.
Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) and Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA) have an 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.