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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.

Due to COVID-19 our shelter is closed to the public.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

Intake Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday - Friday 8 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Adoption Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - 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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News

Animal Care And Protective Services Receives $400,000 Grant, Surprise Party February 25, 2019

The team, volunteers and pets at Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) received BIG expressions of love with the award of a $400,000 grant presented by the Petco Foundation A national nonprofit working to inspire and lead change for animals, Petco representatives made a surprise visit to the City’s animal shelter to host a Valentine’s Day celebration, complete with a catered lunch, gifts for ACPS pets, staff and volunteers and an oversized check for $400,000. The grant award is part the more than $14 million investment the Petco Foundation is making in animal welfare organizations across the nation.


Find The Perfect Match At ACPS February 5, 2019

Animal Care and Protective Services has “Plenty of Pets” to help residents find their perfect match, like Sweetness.


Animal Care & Protective Services To Receive Much-Needed X-Ray Machine January 6, 2015

The Jed Fund, Anonymous Donation Will Cover Cost of Equipment   Thanks to a private donation and a fundraising campaign launched Dec. 1 by the Jed Fund, Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS) will be the recipient of a critically-needed X-ray machine. After an initial donation of $32,000 from an anonymous donor, a capital campaign led by the Jed Fund raised an additional $32,003 to cover the remaining cost of the machine.    “The Jed Fund is an inspiring example of what we can achieve as a community when we work together,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “Efforts such as this one are part of what drives Jacksonville’s success as city.”  


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Events

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ACPS Clear the Shelters Adoption Event August 18, 2018

We need your help to CLEAR THE SHELTERS.  


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Mega Pet Adoption Event December 4, 2015

Dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies must find homes.


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Mega Pet Adoption Event October 9, 2015

Over 900 dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies must find homes.


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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

Our Stories

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Purina Petco FoundationFlorida Animal Friends License Plate Tag with Cat and Dog in front of beach scene, with the numbers 12345

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