Animal Services

Vision and Mission

Our vision is to have a responsive team that meets the public safety needs of our community and a shelter operation that achieves an annual live release rate for domestic animals of 90% or greater.

Our mission is to provide the most efficient, effective, and responsive services to achieve quality customer service and welfare for the animals in our care.

Strategic Plan

To meet the vision and mission for the division, Sumter County Animal Services developed the following strategic plan actions to reduce the intake of domestic animals to our shelter, to increase the live release rate, to increase the awareness of personal responsibility by pet owners of their domestic and livestock animals, support a continuous improvement environment and support the public/private partnership with the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. (HS/SPCA).  Implementation Plan 


Animal Services is responsible for enforcement of all county codes related to the ownership and care of domestic animals. The department operates 7 days a week with 6 full-time officers. Please remember that Animal Services responds to emergencies first.
Animal Services Officers will make community presentations upon request.

Lost Pets

If your pet has been lost, contact the Sumter County Animal Services at 352-689-4400, or you may call the Humane Society / SPCA of Sumter County at 352-793-9117 or you may search Lost & Found pets here.
The Humane Society / SPCA of Sumter County also notifies Animal Services when they receive calls about missing animals.

Adopt a Friend Today!
As of February 1, 2015, Sumter County Animal Services (SCAS) entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. The agreement entails that all SCAS animals that are deemed adoptable may be transferred to organizations or to individuals by way of adoption, through the Humane Society.

The adoption process beings at the Humane Society's office, located at 994 CR 529A, Lake Panasoffkee, FL. 33538. You can complete an adoption application in person or online at Once the application is complete, the Humane Society's adoption review committee will discuss and review the application. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. at (352) 793-9117.  


Training Grant Provided to Sumter County Animal Services by ASPCA

Customer Satisfaction Surveys

If you have had interaction with an Animal Services Officer please rate your satisfaction with our services by completing a
customer satisfaction survey.