Media Release

Animal Services is at Capacity and Offering Free Adoptions

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 3:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Animal Services (ACAS) is currently at capacity. For this reason, ACAS is offering free pet adoptions on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Animal Services Headquarters (3400 N.E. 53rd Ave, Gainesville). The waived adoption fees are made possible by a grant from Maddie’s Fund.

All dogs and cats available for adoption are examined, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered before leaving Animal Services.

Pet adopters must be 18 or older. Adopters must show ID with proof of current address. If there are already pets in the home, the potential adopter must show proof that owned animals are current on rabies vaccines and licensed.

For more information, contact Alachua County Animal Services 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).