Desoto County Animal Services is dedicated to enlisting and employing dedicated animal care personnel. Animal Services and complaint calls for domestic canine, feline and fowl for both the city of Arcadia and Desoto county encompass response to strays, unwanted pets, nuisance domestic animals, neglect/abuse investigations, animals at large & sick & injured animals. Adoptions of domestic pets and coordination with pet rescues serve to place these pets into safe, lasting homes. Redemption of lost or missing pets can be conducted at the Animal Services kennels Monday thru Friday from 10 am till 4:30 pm. Kennels are open and adoptions are conducted Monday thru Friday from noon till 4:30 pm.
Come Meet Our Pets...
DeSoto County Animal Services is located at 2048 McKay Street off of Hwy 17 North in Arcadia.
Our Adoption Process...
We have both dogs and cats available to the public for adoption. All animals must be spayed or neutered when adopted. The cost at adoption is $47. This includes $10 adoption fee, $12 for rabies shot, $25 towards spay/neuter. Our adopted pets are micro-chipped free of charge. Privately owned pets can be brought to the shelter and micro-chipped for $9. Dogs and cats are available for adoption to approved rescue groups only after they have been available to the general public for at least four business days. Rescue groups must be approved in advance.
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NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
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