Citrus County Animal Services relies heavily on the help of volunteers to extend its resources and budget.
Volunteers perform tasks such as dog walking, cat cuddling, grooming, cleaning kennels, dishes and laundry, data entry, receptionist duties, photography, animal fostering, obedience training and adoption outreach events just to name a few. Please contact our Volunteer - Outreach Coordinator with inquiries: 352-746-8408.
In addition to animal sheltering, the shelter offers a weekly low-cost vaccination clinic to allow citizens to provide basic care to their pets and encourages compliance with state and local laws. Microchipping and heartworm testing is offered in this clinic service.
Lastly, the Animal Services staff is responsible for maintaining a Pet-Friendly Shelter at the Lecanto Primary School in the event of a declared emergency or disaster. While kennels are provided, bedding, food, medications, leashes and veterinary records should be brought by the pet's owners. One must stay at the shelter for the pet to qualify.
Adoption applications, volunteer applications and Pet-Friendly Shelter Registrations can be accessed on our website.
Come Meet Our Pets:
Citrus County Animal Services is located in Inverness at 4030 S Airport Road, behind the Speedway and Citrus County Fairgrounds and Auditorium.
Shelter adoption & front desk hours are:
Sunday, Monday, Holidays - closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday -
10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 6pm
In addition to our Animal Shelter, we participate in many outreach and adoption events. Please check our website for upcoming events and promotions!
Our Adoption Process:
All adopters must be at least 18 years old (or accompanied by an adult)
Dog adoptions cost $60
Cat adoptions cost $35
Adoption fees includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, age appropriate vaccinations (including Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella vaccinations), heartworm test / leukemia test, deworming, flea treatment and Microchip. Flea/tick and heartworm preventatives are also available for purchase.
County residents must also purchase a county license for $10.
All dogs adopted from the shelter qualify for our free 6 week basic training classes. Please ask for the class schedule at the front desk when adopting if you wish to sign up.
You may call the front desk directly @ 352-746-8400 if you have questions about the adoption process or adoptable animals.
We Serve the Following Cities, Towns, and/or Counties:
We are located in Inverness and primarily serve the surrounding cities of Floral City, Lecanto, Beverly Hills, Crystal River, Homosassa and Dunnellon.
We also regularly have adopters from outside the County, from Tampa Bay, Ocala, Brooksville and Orlando, even New York !!!!!