If you have a DOG or a CAT problem, call the county at 407-665-5201 - FREE
To REPORT a wild animal problem, call the sheriff at 407-665-6600
If you have a WILDLIFE problem, call this business at 407-630-8701 - NOT FREE
Seminole County Animal Services provides animal control for residents within Seminole County, Florida. They deal with domestic animals only, which means that the county services deals with dogs and cats exclusively. If you are having some sort of dog or cat problem, and need the county to come out for free to take care of it, you should contact 407-665-5201. The Seminole County animal services division takes care of problems such as:
- Nuisance & Dangerous Dogs - such as a rabid dog on the loose
- Stray & Homeless Dogs & Cats - such as a litter of kittens under your porch
- Neighbor Dog & Cat Complaints - like a loud, barking dog that won't shut up
- Dog & Cat and Pet Adoptions - you have to go to their facility
- Pet Vaccinations, Registrations, and other legal services for pets
If you have a problem with nuisance or pest wildlife, such as raccoons, opossums, snakes, or bats, Seminole County will not help you. Wild animals are not within the jurisdiction of the free county services. All wild animal problems are handled by the private sector. You must hire a specially trained and licensed wildlife control trapping company to assist with wild animal problems. These companies are privately run businesses, and do charge for their services. It is a special high-risk field that requires extensive training. For a list of prices offered by this company, click here. This is the best wildlife control service in Florida.
- Raccoon, Opossum, Armadillo Removal
- Removal of Rats & Squirrels in Attics
- Complete Bat Control & Elimination
- Removal of Dead Animals Inside Homes
- Animal Damage Repairs & Attic Cleanup
Florida has many animal problems, from both wild mammals and reptiles, as well as domestic animals like cats and dogs. Conflicts between people and animals is inevitable. The county animal control and services in the state of Florida were originally created to stop animal problems and slow the spread of the deadly rabies virus. Thus, at first many government sponsored animal service programs would in fact help with issues arising from wild animals. However, this is no longer the case, because the problem is too large, and Seminole County doesn't have the funds. This is pretty much standard nationwide. Wildlife problems - such as raccoons living in the attic, rats crawling through the house, squirrels in the ceiling, armadillos digging under the porch, snakes in the grass, or bats in the belfry, the county will not help you. The county will remove dead animals in public areas or on the road, but not on private property, and certainly not within a house. In fact, if ANY animal, cat or dog included, is living in an attic or under a house, which does happen every now and then, the county will not provide assistance, because of the liability and risk in entering dangerous areas. If you want nuisance stray and feral cats trapped and removed from an attic, under a house, or if you just don't want so many of them on your property (such as near hotel dumpsters) you must hire a private animal trapping company. Please browse this site for more information about the wild animals of Seminole County, Florida.