About Us

About SJC Animal Control

Our Mission Statement

First and foremost, we are public servants. Protecting people from animals and animals from people.

Field Services & Pet Center

St. Johns County Animal Control is a division of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners.


The Division of Animal Control has five full time Animal Control Officers on staff at this time. Our 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.

The Officers of Animal Control are in the field seven days a week. They respond 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) every night, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. (904) 209-0746.

Pet Center

Our Pet Center has an excellent staff that feeds, waters, cleans, and medicates the animals in our care. We have two veterinary technicians that process every animal that comes through our door. The animals are looked over thoroughly, scanned for microchips, and given needed medications.

The Pet Center has a wide variety of dogs and cats that are looking for a loving home. Check out our Pets of the Week. We encourage you to bring your family and your "furry" family members to interact and ensure a good fit. Please come visit us soon!

Our Goals and Responsibilities

  • Our main goals and responsibilities are to return lost pets to their owners and adopt 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.

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

  • Promote responsible pet ownership.

  • Education programs for the County Schools.

  • 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.