Rabies control and bite investigations in the City and County.
Resolution of routine nuisance animal complaints. Nuisance Animal Information.
Patrols for stray, nuisance or dangerous animals.
Educational efforts to inform and encourage owners to provide humane care and control for their pets.
Investigations of allegations of neglect and/or cruelty to animals, and the rescue of animals in immediate distress, including preparation and presentation of animal custody cases before the court.
Investigation of Dangerous Animal Petitions submitted by the public to the County. ( Petition for Classification of a Dangerous or Aggressive Animal )
Conduct Sufficient Cause Hearings and Dangerous Animal Classification Hearings for animals petitioned against by citizens of the County. Current classified animals: Classified Dangerous and Aggressive Animals
Coordination of responses to livestock calls with the Sheriff's Department.
Humane live trapping of nuisance domestic animals. Trap Request and Agreement Form
Assistance to law enforcement and other agencies regarding animal-related issues.
Impoundment, and temporary housing and care, of animals in violation of animal care and control laws which are found by Officers or turned in by citizens.
Extra patrols of problem areas, school bus stops, playgrounds, schools, and other public areas for uncontrolled animals.
Enforcement of local and state laws related to animal care and control through warnings, education, and citations.
Represent the County in court on animal-related matters.
Transportation of animals to safe shelter for owners fleeing domestic violence.
Short-term care of animals impounded when their owners are arrested or are involved in vehicle accidents or other crisis situations.
Coordination and administration of the County's Animal Disaster Relief Plan, including the rescue and care of animals involved in man-made and natural disasters.
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Leon County Courthouse
301 S Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone (850) 606-5300
Fax (850) 606-5301