Media Release

Animal Services Volunteer and Foster Parent Orientations

Friday, May 8, 2015 4:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Animal Services is actively recruiting volunteers and foster parents for a variety of tasks. Volunteers exercise animals, help out with off-site adoption events, take photos, assist in the Paws on Parole program, and other animal handling and office assistance. Foster parents temporarily care for animals that are not yet ready for adoption. This includes underage kittens, heartworm positive dogs (undergoing treatment), under-socialized animals, and other animals with special needs.

Alachua County Animal Services is hosting orientations for these programs in May, 2015.  All orientations are held at the Animal Services Headquarters (3400 N.E. 53rd Avenue, Gainesville). Animal Services encourages volunteers to register for orientations before attending, but registration is not required.

Foster parent orientation is being held Tuesday, May 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  For information or to register, email Before taking animals home, all foster parents are also required to attend a general volunteer orientation.

Volunteer orientation is being held Saturday, May 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  For information or to register, email

For further questions contact, Alachua County Shelter Supervisor Jane Grantman, or Adoption Coordinator Dory Rosati at 352-264-6870.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).