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Animal Control

Animal Control Department
702 East College Street Street
Florence, AL 35630
Telephone (256) 760-6431
Fax (256) 740-4668

Email: Todd Nix, Director

Visit our "Pets to Adopt" page.


Total Miles in City - 370
Population of City - 40,000

The animal shelter of the Animal Control Department receives an average of 600 unwanted animals per month during the summer and an average of 365 per month during the rest of the year.

The Animal Control Department recommends having your dog or cat spayed or neutered to control the proliferation of the unwanted pet population.


•(4) Animal Control Officers
•(1) Part-time Animal Control Officer


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.


Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (for lunch and clean up)
24 hours emergency service (7 days)


Adoption - $15.00 + $50.00 for spay/neuter

Pick up - courtesy or redemption - $20.00

Rabies shot - $15.00

Board fees - $10.00/day



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