Animal Control


Putnam County Board of County Commissioners is proud to announce that Putnam County Animal Control has received a grant from the Florida Animal Friend Spay/Neuter License Plate Program for $20,000.

Proceeds from the sale of the specialty license plates “Florida Animal Friend” provide funding for these grants. With these grant funds we anticipate spaying 73 cats and 73 dogs and neutering 75 cats and 75 dogs (total of 296) for low income families that reside in Putnam County. Applications are available at Putnam County Planning & Development Services, located at 2509 CriII Avenue, Suite 300. Applications may be submitted at Planning & Development Services, Monday through Thursday from 8:30am — 4:00pni and may picked up from the Planning & Development Services office on the following Friday.

La Junta de Comisionados del Condado de Putnam se enorgullece en anunciar que el Control de Animales del Condado de Putnam ha recibido una subvención del Programa de Placas de Esterilización / Castración de Florida Animal Friend por $ 20,000.

Las ganancias de la venta de las placas especiales “Florida Animal Friend” proporcionan fondos para estas subvenciones. Con estos fondos de subvención, anticipamos la esterilización de 73 gatos y 73 perros y la castración de 75 gatos y 75 perros (un total de 296) para familias de bajos ingresos que residen en el condado de Putnam. Las solicitudes están disponibles en Putnam County Planning & Development Services, ubicado en 2509 Crill Avenue, Suite 300. Las solicitudes se pueden enviar en los Servicios de Planificación y Desarrollo, de lunes a jueves de 8:30 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. y pueden recogerse en la oficina de Servicios de Planificación y Desarrollo el viernes siguiente.


410 S. State Rd. 19
Palatka, FL 32177

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday:
10 am – 12 pm, 1pm – 4pm
10 am – 12 pm

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Is Your Pet Missing?

Call the shelter to see if it has been picked up and check the animal galleries below.
We have a three day hold before an animal is placed for adoption.

Main Phone Line: (386) 329-0396

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Available Animals

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All adoption fees include vaccinations (including rabies) and tags. If the animal is not already sterile, the receipt can be presented at a local vet for spaying or neutering. Please check with your vet to ensure they will accept this receipt. Dogs or Cats
• Male or Female - $75
• If the animal is already sterile the adoption fee is $25
• Only $5 of any adoption fee goes to the County
• The shelter accepts cash or check only, no credit or debit cards accepted

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Putnam County Animal Control does accept dogs or cats that are surrendered by their owners. Please keep in mind that this is NOT a no-kill shelter. Animals that were previously pets often have the hardest time adjusting to life at an animal shelter and are at the highest risk of euthanasia when the shelter becomes too full to take in any other animals. We ask that all other means of placement be considered before surrendering your pet, including such resources as the local animal rescue organizations. A list of these organizations can be provided to you by the Staff at Putnam County Animal Control upon request. Dogs or Cats
• Male - $55
• Female - $65
• The shelter accepts cash or check only, no credit or debit cards accepted
Redemption (reclaiming) fees can vary greatly from animal to animal depending on several factors, including but not limited to: length of time in the shelter, status of vaccinations, number of times previously redeemed, and sterilization status. Please call the Putnam County Animal Control Main Shelter at (386) 329-0396 for information on the cost to redeem a specific animal.

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The Putnam County Animal Control's dedicated staff works tirelessly to ensure the safety and welfare of all the animals in our charge. Through your generosity, we can continue to improve and make strides toward our goal of becoming an euthanasia free facility. With your monetary support, you are enabling us to keep adoption fees low (only $10 if the animal is already sterile!), helping supply needed vaccinations, micro-chipping, and vet care that may not have been accessible to the animal prior to coming into our care. Donations of food, litter, and treats (no rawhide please) are always welcome. For a full list of items, click the "Our Wishlist" link below.

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Volunteer Policy Statement

The Putnam County Animal Control has several volunteer divisions and is always looking for volunteers. At the shelter, we are looking for people to walk dogs, cuddle cats, help bathe and groom the animals, take photos for our website, clean the kennels, clerical/office work, and so much more!
Completed applications should be mailed to:

Putnam County Government- HR Department
Post Office Box 758
Palatka, FL 32178-0758

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174 County Landfill Road, Palatka, FL 32177

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