Animal Services

Citrus County Animal Shelter Suspends Dog Intakes and Adoptions Due to Illness
Citrus County Animal Services (CCAS) has suspended all non-emergent dog intakes and will not be performing dog adoptions until further notice. The suspension is a preventative measure in response to an upper respiratory outbreak at the shelter, which is also happening in other counties. There is no vaccine available for this virus; therefore, the only appropriate response is to isolate potentially sick and exposed animals to prevent the spread.

CCAS will remain open for intake and care of sick or injured dogs, cruelty case intakes, cat intake and adoptions, product and license sales, and to return stray dogs to their homes. The Chief Veterinarian continues to monitor the shelter population closely to ensure that any affected dogs receive appropriate and timely treatment. Citizens who find stray dogs are urged to help reunite them with their owners or to temporarily house them to prevent their intake into the shelter.

For more information, please contact CCAS at (352) 746-8400.

Animal Services provides a safe, comfortable, and humane environment for all animals in our care. We promote adoptions, responsible pet ownership, and community involvement while working towards reducing pet overpopulation in our community. We strive to reunite lost pets with their owners, determine the most appropriate outcome for animals in our care, provide veterinary forensic evidence, and maintain evidence for cruelty cases. Animal Services is also responsible for protecting people and pets in our community from health-related issues and ensure the public’s safety.

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Colleen Yarbrough

Citrus County Animal Services
4030 South Airport Road
Inverness, FL 34450
Phone: (352) 746-8400
FAX: (352) 726-4120 

Animal Services Hours:
Closed Daily 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. for Lunch and Training

  • MONDAY: By appointment only for owner reclaim and adoption.
  • TUESDAY: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • WEDNESDAY: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • THURSDAY: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • FRIDAY: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • SATURDAY: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • SUNDAY: By appointment only for owner reclaim and adoption.