A.C. Officers

Meet Our Animal Control Officers

Paul Studivant
Animal Control Operations Manager

Mr. Studivant has been with St. Johns County Animal Control since 1995.

Ed Martin
Animal Control Officer since 2004

Greg Lockhart
Animal Control Officer I since 2021

Sherri Holder
Animal Control Officer I since 2021

Kim Mayo
Animal Control Officer I since 2021

Cindy Dillard
Animal Control Officer I since 2023

Daily Goals and Responsibilities

  • Our main goals and responsibilities are to return lost pets to their owners and facilitate the adoption of animals that don’t have a home.

  • Impound dogs and cats at large in St. Johns County in accordance with County Ordinance 2017-36 (Leash & Dangerous Law Ordinance).

  • Provide traps to contain dogs and cats that are sick, injured, vicious, bite case animals, or nuisance strays.

  • Transport contained dogs and cats that are captured and contained by private citizens.

  • Enforce the County wide Leash & Dangerous Law Ordinance for dogs and cats.

  • Identification and return of lost pets. Answer animal-related questions posed by citizens.

  • Aid in control of animal diseases including rabies control.

  • Aid other agencies when needed. (Sheriff's Office, Humane Society, Wildlife, St. Augustine Police Dept., St. Augustine Beach Police Dept. and area veterinarians.)

  • To promote responsible pet ownership.

  • Education programs for the County Schools.

Our 5 full time Animal Control Officers are here to protect both the citizens and the pets of St. Johns County. They do this by enforcing the laws established by our County; laws that were established to safeguard both our citizens and their pets.

They are in the field 5 days a week responding to various concerns from setting cat traps, and looking for stray dogs / cats, to checking on the welfare of animals. We also have an Officer on call (Emergencies Only) 7 nights a week, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. (904) 209-0746.

  • Friends of the Pet Center
  • No More Dog Fighting
  • St. Augustine Humane Society
  • First Coast No More Homeless Pets
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First and foremost, we are public servants. Protecting people from animals and animals from people.