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.



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Animal Care and Protective ServicesHours of Operation

Monday                 Closed
Tuesday-Friday     12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday  10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Address

2020 Forest Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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Phone: (904) 630-CITY (2489)

Events

Please note the following onsite and offsite adoption events:

  • mega adoption eventFriday June 8, 2018, Saturday June 9, 2018, and Sunday June 10, 2018 (Mega Adoption Event) Shelter will be closed 
  • Saturday July 14, 2018 and Sunday July 15, 2018 (PetSmart Regency) Shelter will remain open 
  • Saturday August 7, 2018 and Sunday August 8, 2018 (PetSmart Southside) Shelter will remain open 
  • Friday September 7, 2018, Saturday September 8, 2018 and Sunday September 9, 2018 (Mega Adoption Event) Shelter will be closed
  • Saturday September 15, 2018 and Sunday September 16, 2018 (PetSmart Southside) Shelter will remian open**
  • Saturday November 11, 2018 and Sunday November 11, 2018 (PetSmart Regency) Shelter will remain open
  • Friday November 29, 2018, Saturday November 30, 2018 and Sunday December 1, 2018 (Mega Adoption Event) Shelter will be closed 
**Date is tenative and subject to change**

Services

Animal Care and Protective Services offers rabies vaccines, distemper 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.

Click here to view additional Animal Care & Protective Services fees.

Announcements

Animal Care and Protective Services is pleased to have been selected to receive a Lifesaving Grant Investment from the Petco Foundation. This lifesaving contribution provides support to expand our animal behavior program and increase adoptions through participation in events throughout the community.

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Other Resources

Resources to rehome your pet.

Quick Links

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 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.

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