Animal Services

Photo of dog Tonka, who needs adopting

Orange County Animal Services Seeks Forever Home for Tonka

Tonka (A450668) was surrendered to Orange County Animal Services on April 15, 2020. Since then, he has been adopted and returned twice, through no...

A light brown cat stares at the camera while laying on a red heart-themed blanket

Community Cuddles: Orange County Animal Services Sees Record Live Release Rate in 2020

Orange County Animal Services has had a record live release rate for fiscal year 2020, the most in over half a century. With 6,436...

Dog running with a chew toy

Orange County Animal Services Houses Dog for More Than 200 Days, Seeks an Adopter for Rocket

Rocket (A447954) was first impounded at Orange County Animal Services on February 13, 2020. The dog, a 2-year-old medium-sized fawn male, has now spent...

A kitten named Coco

The Foster Factor: Orange County Animal Services Offers Program for Kittens to be Adoption Ready

For Orange County Animal Services, offering a foster care program that places pets in temporary homes until ready for adoption saves thousands of lives...

Mayor Demings is being shown a baby bat while Commissioner Gomez Cordero stands behind him and peeks over his shoulder.

Orange County Leaders and the Community Celebrate Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center 30th “Animalversary”

Since 1989, the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center has been rescuing, raising, rehabilitating and releasing injured or orphaned Florida-native species and...

Two employees interacting with a dog and chatting, while a woman in the background plays with another dog. They're outside on a grassy patch.

Animal Services Continues Enrichment with Addition of New Training Class

Orange County Animal Services has now entered its 50th year in operation. Animal sheltering has drastically evolved since that time, when initially the sole...

A man kneeling and embracing a large dog while smiling. The two of them are outside in one of Orange County Animal Services' play areas.

Orange County Animal Services Announces 2018 Milestones

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) released their 2018 statistics, highlighting another record year for adoptions, administration services, social media outreach and more. Shelter accomplishments...

Orange County residents at the 2018 Barktoberfest event.

Barktoberfest Wags its Way to Lake Eola Park

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) hosted their 2018 Barktoberfest on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. The signature, rescue-appreciation event...

Ribbon cutting photo with the Mayor

Orange County Animal Services Opens Satellite Spay/Neuter Clinic in Partnership with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Orange County Animal Services, in partnership with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, celebrated the opening of its new offsite sterilization clinic.

The Orange County...