Florence Lauderdale Animal Services is dedicated to the delivery of humane and responsive animal care and control services for our community. We receive all stray, abandoned, and surrendered pets in the City of Florence as well as Lauderdale County. We work in partnership with fosters, volunteers, local adopters, and various rescues to rehome thousands of homeless animals every year. Our shelter has an abundance of adoptable pets at any given time. It is our goal to provide exceptional services to the pets and people of our community and we hope we can count on you to help us end the needless suffering of pets in our area. We are actively seeking loving, caring and dedicated volunteers from our community to provide daily pet care and socialization to the shelter pets. If you would like to share your time and love at the shelter, please submit and online sign up form or stop by the shelter to sign up. It is our goal to reunite all pets with their families. Florence Lauderdale Animal Services makes every effort to contact owners when an animal comes into the shelter with identification tags or a microchip. Since 90% of shelter dogs and cats do not have any correct form of identification, the pet owner must be proactive in reclaiming the pet. Florence Lauderdale Animal Services wants the pet owner to reclaim the pet and when financial issues are a hardship, we will work to find a solution.
Adopting parties must be 19 years of age or older and provide proof of identification. The adoption process takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please allow ample time to look for your new pet, visit with the animal, and complete all appropriate paperwork. A home visit may be required. If you lease/rent, a paper copy of your lease allowing pets must be provided. Proof of payment for pet deposit is may also required to complete an adoption. Restrictions may apply to residents outside of Lauderdale County. The Florence- Lauderdale Animal Shelter has a variety of animals available for adoption every day that we are open. If your family is looking for a new fur baby, FLAS is the place to go. Our staff will work with your family when you visit and take the time to find your perfect match. Introducing a new pet to your home should be a decision that involves all members of the family. If you have children living in your home, they should be a part of the adoption process. When visiting the shelter, take time to view all of the animals available for adoption. Our staff and volunteers will be on site to guide you through every step of the adoption process. This process includes: filling out an application, counseling session, and interacting with the animal you are interested in adopting. Please be sure to set aside plenty of time to complete the entire process of interaction and adopting a pet. To ensure that the pet's from FLAS do not add to Florence's population of unwanted animals, we require every healthy animal adopted from our shelter to be surgically sterilized (spayed or neutered). If the animal you are adopting has already been spayed/neutered, it will be able to go home with you after your adoption is complete. If not, your pet will need to stay and you will pick him or her up after spay/neuter surgery. All dogs (6 months or older) have received a behavioral evaluation that provides guidance as to the best home for that animal. To determine an animal's behavior designation, FLAS utilizes observations made during intake and treatment, behavior assessments, and when possible information provided from the animal's previous owner. All adoptions include spay or neuter surgery (required by law), rabies vaccination and City license (required by law), and pet I.D. (in case your pet gets lost). Dogs will be checked for heartworms prior to adoption.
Florence AL 35630 | 2.1 miles away
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