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Jacksonville's Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS)

provides animal control to the citizens in Jacksonville by fair enforcement and community education.


For information you can reach us via email at JaxPets@COJ.net or call (904) 630-CITY (2489) for assistance.

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 of Jacksonville and to saving lives of all adoptable animals in our community.

Pet Resource Center Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday - Friday By Appointment Only*
Saturday - Sunday Closed
*Call or text 904.362.0626
*Email: petsafetynet@coj.net 

Adoption Hours

Monday - Friday: 12P.M. - 7 P.M.
Saturday - Sunday: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.

Physical Address

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

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ACPS Closed on Wednesday April 26, 2023 April 24, 2023

Animal Care and Protective Services will be closed on Wednesday April 26, 2023. 

Adoption Center Hours January 21, 2023 January 19, 2023

ACPS Announces Temporary Intake Limitation September 23, 2022

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Memorial Day Adoption Event May 26, 2023

Want to make this summer the best one ever? Adopt a new beach buddy this weekend! 


Woofapalooza May 20, 2023

Westside-we are coming to you this weekend!  


National Playgroup Rockstars Adoption Event May 13, 2023

Come meet our playgroup rockstars! On May 13th, ACPS is joining forces with Dogs Playing for Life, Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers for a National Playgroup Rockstars event to showcase social adoptable dogs in a fun and playful environment. 31 shelters across the nation are joining in on the fun. 

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Helping the Community One Dog, One Cat and One Person at a Time

Cat gazing at something4,375 ADOPTIONS IN 2019
Dog excited to go for a walk675 PETS REUNITED WITH THEIR OWNERS
Veterinarian performing surgery18,980 Volunteer Hours Logged


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