Hurricane season warning poster

June 1 was the beginning of hurricane season and it lasts all the way through November. Given the weather disturbances we have already had in May, this year is setting up to a busy season. It is so important for pet owners to prepare in advance for their pets in the event of a disaster, […]

Animal and human abuse poster

Animal cruelty is related to cruelty to humans. For many years, research into the relationship between animal cruelty and cruelty to humans has been conducted around the world. The conclusion is clear: there is a  link. Some examples of this research from the Animal Legal Defense fund are below. A 1997 study by the Massachusetts […]

DocuPet HomeSafe program poster

The HomeSafe™ Lost Pet System is an online tool that ties your pet’s unique tag number to their online profile. This means that if anyone finds your pet, they can easily visit our site, enter the number found on your pet’s tag, and immediately get access to the contact information you have chosen to provide. […]

Support Spay and Neuter programs tag flyer.

Osceola County Animal Services is pleased to have been chosen as a grant recipient for the Florida Animal Friend annual grant award. Each time someone purchases a spay and neuter license plate, Florida Animal Friend receives $25. They exclusively use that sum to fund free and low-cost spay and neuter programs across the state. And […]

Petsmart charities grant poster

New low cost veterinary clinic to open in Osceola County thanks to a unique partnership “This low-cost veterinary clinic is a win for everyone involved,” said District 5 Osceola Commissioner Ricky Booth. “Pet owners win because they will now have options for low cost services. The County wins as this will help reduce the number […]

Close up photo of an orange cat's eye.

Trap/remove/kill versus Trap/neuter/vaccinate/return and Shelter/neuter/vaccinate return: Kim Staton, Director We receive a variety of calls related to cats in Osceola County and what is very clear is that there is tremendous confusion about how these cats can be and are dealt with in our community. In 2016, Osceola County Animal Services discontinued picking up stray […]

Support Spay and Neuter programs tag flyer.

Osceola County Animal Services is pleased to have been chosen as a grant recipient for the Florida Animal Friend annual grant award. Please support spay and neuter by purchasing a Florida Animal Friend Spay and Neuter license plate and help fix the problem of pet overpopulation! Get a Spay and Neuter tag.

Giving Tuesday 2020 poster

Osceola County Animal Services is participating in the world-wide celebration of giving; Giving Tuesday.  Begun in 2012, Giving Tuesday simply encourages people to do good. In 2019, this event raised gifts with a value of about $511,000,000 in the United States. Our goal this year is monetary donations totaling $5,000.00. Osceola County Animal Services hopes […]

Franklin's Friends Howl-o-ween

Start planning your dog or cat costume for the first annual HOWL-O-WEEN v 2020 pet costume contest! The dog and cat with the best costume will be featured in Franklin’s Friends 2021-2022 calendar. The pet costume contest will kick off on October 1. Just $5.00 per costume photo and $1.00 per vote. Text FRANKLIN to […]

World Rabies Day poster 2020

Vaccinate to eliminate! Rabies virus can cause a nearly 100% fatal illness in humans and other mammals. The virus is present in some wildlife in Florida and can spread to unvaccinated pets, which then pose a high risk to the pet owner and their family. The main wildlife sources of rabies in Florida are raccoons […]