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Animal Services shelter location open by appointment only

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The Hernando County Animal Services (HCAS) shelter, located at 19450 Oliver Street in Brooksville, will be handling business by appointment only beginning March 24, 2020, to comply with CDC guidelines and prevent the spread of disease. The following shelter operations will be handled electronically or by appointment only:

  • Initial viewing of animals available for adoption by the public can be done by visiting www.Facebook.com/HernandoCountyAnimalServices
  • Adoption applications can be found at: https://www.hernandocounty.us/home/showdocument?id=22 and sent via email to [email protected] or fax to (352) 796-3746
  • Adoptions will be by appointment only once an adoption application has been approved. Call HCAS at (352) 796-5062 to schedule your adoption appointment
  • Return to owner transactions will be by appointment only. Call HCAS at (352) 796-5062 to schedule your appointment
  • Animals knowingly exposed to COVID-19 will be directed to shelter in place with the family in their household
  • Animals that come to HCAS that have been exposed to COVID-19 will be housed in an established quarantine area at the shelter where the on-staff veterinarian will establish protocols for care
  • The HCAS volunteer program has been suspended until further notice

Contact HCAS at (352) 796-5062 for additional information.

Hernando County Government’s Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor this rapidly evolving situation. Visit the following web and social media sites for more information:

  • Residents should monitor trusted sources of information such as the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) website at www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.CDC.gov to learn the facts and to follow recommendations to prevent the spread of disease.
  • FDOH has set up a call center for general questions regarding COVID-19 at (866) 779-6121, operating 24/7
  • Visit www.HernandoCounty.us/COVID19 for information on all Hernando County Government updates regarding COVID-19
  • For information on refreshing your emergency supply kits and plans go to www.HernandoCounty.us/em
  • Sign up to receive emergency alerts at www.AlertHernando.org
  • Follow us on Facebook @HernandoCoGov
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Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein has over 35 years experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist working with neurologically impaired adults. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of South Florida in Speech Pathology.
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