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Pet Ordinance May 1, 2014 - Frequently Asked Questions

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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 contact us to submit a volunteer application.

If you would like to foster a shelter pet please visit this link and fill out a Foster A Pet form here.

We have a volunteer group, SAViA Shelter Animal Volunteers in Action, working within our shelter to provide daily pet care and socialization to the shelter pets on a daily basis.

Our primary duties are to enforce the City of Florence Animal Control Ordinance. This entails the impoundment of dogs running at large within the city limits of Florence and issuing warnings and citations to owners of dogs who are violating the ordinance. Duties also include impounding and transporting various types of animals to the animal shelter. These include unwanted, stray, sick, diseased, injured and vicious animals. Duties may also require assisting the Health Department with the investigation of animal bites. Responsible for enforcing animal cruelty laws in the city and educating the public about animal welfare.

As the winter approaches be sure and remember the following:

1.  Get your pets a rabies shot
2.  Have a good dog house and point away from the west.
3.  Protect your dog from heart worms
4.  Provide fresh water and plenty of food
5.  Consider wheat straw in their house
6.  Bring inside in extreme cold
7.  I.D. your pets with a collar and tags

Following these rules will make winter much more fun !!!