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Our Featured Inverness, FL Partner:

Citrus County Animal Services

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

4030 South Airport Road
Inverness, FL 34450
(352) 746-8400
Website:
http://www.citruscritters.com

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are located in Inverness and primarily serve the surrounding cities of Floral City, Lecanto, Beverly Hills, Crystal River, Homosassa and Dunnellon. We also regularly have adopters from outside the County, from Tampa Bay, Ocala, Brooksville and Orlando.

About Our Shelter:

Citrus County Animal Services is the County's only animal shelter. The open-admission shelter takes in approximately 6,000 animals annually regardless of capacity or reason for surrender. The shelter and it's volunteers work tirelessly to find these animals loving and forever homes.

Citrus County Animal Services relies heavily on the help of volunteers to extend its resources and budget. Volunteers perform tasks such as dog walking, cat cuddling, grooming, cleaning kennels, dishes and laundry, data entry, receptionist duties, photography, animal fostering, obedience training and adoption outreach events just to name a few. Please contact our Volunteer - Outreach Coordinator with inquiries: 352-746-8408.

In addition to animal sheltering, the shelter offers a weekly low-cost vaccination clinic to allow citizens to provide basic care to their pets and encourages compliance with state and local laws. Microchipping and heartworm testing is offered in this clinic service.

Lastly, the Animal Services staff is responsible for maintaining a Pet-Friendly Shelter at the Lecanto Primary School in the event of a declared emergency or disaster. While kennels are provided, bedding, food, medications, leashes and veterinary records should be brought by the pet's owners. One must stay at the shelter for the pet to qualify.

Adoption applications, volunteer applications and Pet-Friendly Shelter Registrations can be accessed on our website.

www.citruscritters.com

Come Meet our Pets:

Citrus County Animal Services is located in Inverness at 4030 S Airport Road, behind the Speedway and Citrus County Fairgrounds and Auditorium.

Shelter adoption & front desk hours are:

Sunday, Monday, Holidays - closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 6pm

In addition to our Animal Shelter, we partipate in many outreach and adoption events. Please check our website for upcoming events and promotions!

www.citruscritters.com

Our Adoption Process:

All adopters must be at least 18 years old (or accompanied by an adult) and either own their own home or have written permission and/or a rental agreement that specifies they can have pets on the property.

Dog adoptions cost $60 if they need to be spayed/neutered or $30 if they came to the shelter previously altered.

Cat adoptions cost $35 if they need to be spayed/neutered or $15 if they have been previously altered.

Adoption fees includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, age appropriate vaccinations (including Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella vaccinations), heartworm test / leukemia test, deworming, flea treatment and Microchip. Flea/tick and heartworm preventatives are also available for purchase.

County residents must also purchase a county license for $5.

Frequently, there are adoption promotions with reduced adoption costs. Please check our website, www.citruscritters.com to view current promotions and events.

All dogs adopted from the shelter qualify for our free 6 week basic training classes. Please ask for the class schedule at the front desk when adopting if you wish to sign up.

You may call the front desk directly @ 352-746-8400 if you have questions about the adoption process or adoptable animals.

Shelter adoption & front desk hours are:
Sunday, Monday, Holidays - closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 6pm

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.