Please be advised that Alachua County Animal Services will be closed to the public from 5:30 pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays and will re-open Tuesday, December 01, 2015 at 9:30 am.
We would like to take this time to thank everyone who has helped us save animal lives this year. Thank you to our many local rescue partners. Thank you to the Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians - UF Chapter, The Wagmore Foundation and Maddie's Fund for all of your support. Thank you to our volunteers that have helped socialize our cats and dogs and worked tirelessly at our adoption events. Thank you to our many foster families that have taken a cat or dog and provided a loving temporary home for an animal in need. Thank you to those who have generously donated and sponsored adoption fees to help the animals in our care find homes. Finally, thank you to all of our adopters for choosing to adopt an animal from Alachua County Animal Services. We are very grateful for all of you!
Full of Cats
Alachua County Animal Services is full of adoptable cats and kittens!!! Adoption fees for most cats are reduced to ONLY $10!!! Adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, feline leukemia test, full vet exam, and a free follow-up exam at your local vet.
Come meet our adoptable cats! ACAS is located at 3400 NE 53rd Ave in Gainesville. For more information call 352-264-6870 and for a complete listing of adoptable animals please check out www.petharbor.com
Alachua County Animal Services is celebrating football season! We are adopting many puppies and dogs for only $15! That adoption fee includes a full vet exam, vaccinations, heartworm test, spay/neuter and microchipping! Come find a couch potato who will share your love of watching football! Adopt a dog that will run to the goal line for you! Dress your puppy in your favorite team jersey. However you enjoy your football season – share it with a furry friend.
Would you like a way to help homeless pets without committing to a lifetime of pet ownership? Are you willing to open you home to provide love and socialization to a pet that isn’t quite ready to be adopted? Do you want to help care for motherless puppies and kittens until they are old enough to find their forever homes? Foster care might be the perfect option for your family!
Our next foster orientation is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th from 8:00am-9:00am here at Animal Services located at 3400 NE 53rd Avenue. Come foster with us in the new year and see how you can save animal lives!
Email Foster@alachuacounty for details.
In addition to handling lost and abandoned animals, Alachua County Animal Services offers a wide range of services. You can view adoptable animals online and keep an eye out for that perfect pet from the comfort of your own home.
Find your next four legged family member here!
ACAS loves our volunteers, and our animals do too! Click here to find out more about volunteering with us!
Our next volunteer orientation will not be held until 2016, so you have plenty of time to plan to attend. It is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th from 9:30am-12:30pm here at Animal Services located at 3400 NE 53rd Avenue. Come join us in the new year and see how your involvement can save animal lives!
Want to Donate?
Write a check to the Alachua County Animal Services Donation Fund
- Blankets, towels or any soft bedding type materials
- Toys (Hard chew toys for dogs, tennis balls, frisbees, or any cat toys)
- Dry food
- Peanut butter
- Pet Shampoo
- Wet pads
Maddie was a beloved Miniature Schnauzer whose unconditional love, devotion, loyalty and spirit inspired her guardians to start a charitable foundation, Maddie's Fund®, in her name. Dave and Cheryl Duffield fell head-over-heels for Maddie when she was only ten days old. "We held her in our arms, and loved her immediately," says Dave. "Maddie melted our hearts from the first second we saw her," adds Cheryl, "with her sweet ways, her stubbornness, her independence, her intelligence, her spirit, and her devotion."
Dave, Cheryl and Maddie shared ten memorable and happy years together. Dave remembers one particularly good day during the formation of his company, PeopleSoft. Playing with Maddie, he picked her up and made the following promise: "If we ever make some money, I promise we will give it back to you and your kind so others can be as happy as we are today."
Dave and Cheryl are fulfilling their promise to Maddie. They have endowed Maddie's Fund with more than $300 million and have spent $118 million through FY 2011-12 to save dog and cat lives. In their lifetime, Dave and Cheryl have given more of their personal wealth to the animal welfare cause than any other individuals. And although they don't want to make a big fuss over their unprecedented contribution, they do want to honor their cherished companion and the special bond they shared with her.
Animal lovers can understand this sentiment. More and more of us view our companion animals as family, giving them the same care and tenderness we provide our two-legged family members. Our pets enrich our lives with their unconditional devotion to us. They enhance our lives with their stability, love and companionship. The rewards of animal companionship are immeasurable. Maddie inspired Dave and Cheryl to give generously to help save homeless pets in desperate need of love and care. Thanks to the dog with the indomitable spirit, shelter pets are afforded new opportunities to find compassionate homes in which they, too, may share in the joy, love and companionship that Dave and Cheryl enjoyed with Maddie.
On behalf of all sheltered dogs and cats, we give thanks to Maddie, whose spirit lives on through the lives her memorable gift has touched.
More information about Maddie, and Maddie's Fund, can be found at the Maddie's Fund website.