Hurricane prep poster

June 1 is 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. […]

Pet Appreciation Month poster

Pet Appreciation Month is all about recognizing the significant role that our animal companions play in our lives. Cats, dogs, horses, rabbits and all of our other friends enrich our lives and, according to studies, make us healthier. From the National Institutes for Health to the Animal Health Foundation, most organizations are in solid agreement […]

july 4 pet safety paster

It is recommended that pet owners take the following steps to keep their pets safe this Independence Day holiday: Be sure that your pet’s license and shots are up to date. Be sure that your pet is wearing its tag. Click here if you need to get one. Update any microchip information online. Do not […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Sir Phillip the horse in his pasture at Mill Creek Farm in Alachua, Florida

About Sir Phillip’s journey to his forever home Sir Phillip is a 20 year old Paso Fino gelding. He was rescued by our Animal Control Officers in January of 2020. When found as a stray animal, Sir Phillip was  malnourished and underweight. He was brought back to our St Cloud facility and took up residence […]

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 donation 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 2018, this event garnered 3,600,000 individual gifts with a value of about $400,000,000. Osceola County Animal Services hopes that the community will participate and assist us by either donating […]