Animal Services

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.

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Local Resident Donates Almost 50K to Treat Dogs with Heartworm at Orange County Animal Services

Local Resident Donates Almost 50K to Treat Dogs with Heartworm at Orange County Animal Services

One can safely say Orange County resident Jackie Webb is an avid animal lover. About a decade ago, Webb started donating food and money...

Commissioner Thompson and other leaders standing for a photo on a lawn

Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson Hosts Community Celebration at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

Community celebrations are meant to bring residents and officials together to acknowledge projects that have either already been completed or are about to start....

OCAS employees at Florida Animal Control Association Conference

Orange County Animal Services Shine at Florida Animal Control Association Conference

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) was recently recognized for their continued service and dedication to the community at the Florida Animal Control Association’s (FACA)...