Lost & Found Pets
If your pet is picked up by Animal Control, it will be taken to the Jacksonville Beach Animal Control Building at 1460 Shetter Avenue and housed in a dog kennel or cat cage. Upon arrival, your pet will be given food, water and weather-appropriate comforts.
Pets that arrive visibly sick or injured may be taken to a local veterinary clinic for treatment. The owner is responsible for all costs associated with treatment and boarding of pets taken to an injured pet center.
Upon arrival to the Animal Control Building, pets are immediately checked for ID tags and microchips. Ever effort possible will be made in attempt to locate and reunite a pet with its owner. Pets are held for up to seven days before being transferred to Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services or a rescue.
If you lose a pet, it is important to notify Jacksonville Beach Animal Control as soon as possible.
You can report a lost pet to the Jacksonville Beach Animal Control by using the Missing Pet Registration form below and emailing it to email@example.com .
If you find a pet in Jacksonville Beach, it is important to notify or bring the animal to Jacksonville Beach Animal Control immediately. This is often the first place that citizens will search when looking for a lost pet.
To report a found pet in Jacksonville Beach, please contact Animal Control at 904-247-6167 or the Jacksonville Beach Police Department at 904-247-1661.
How to Reclaim a Pet
If you think your pet may be at Animal Control, please contact the on-duty animal control officer to schedule a time to come to the kennel and verify that it is your pet.
In order to reclaim a pet from Animal Control, you must provide the following to the Animal Control Officer:
- State ID with current address
- Current rabies vaccination record
- Receipts of payments for all fines, citations, and boarding costs
- Collar or harness and lead
Owners are required to pay all fees and fines associated with pets before they can be released home. All payments need to be made at the Jacksonville Beach Police Department. Animal Control does not accept any payments.
For more information on specific fines, fees, and citations that you may be required to pay prior to picking up your pet, please visit our Fines and Fees section.