• We provide education and enforcement of the Osceola County Animal Code and certain Florida Statutes.

  • Our jurisdiction is Osceola County, is  which is 1,505 square miles.

  • We have eleven (11) Animal Control Officers, one (1) Senior Animal Control Officer and one (1) Field Supervisor.

  • We respond to approximately eleven thousand (11,000) calls for service each year.

  • In addition to enforcement duties, our officers provide education to the community on keeping pets safe, general pet care, and complying with existing requirements for keeping pets.

  • You can view a copy of the most up to date animal code for Osceola County, Kissimmee, and St Cloud by clicking the ordinances link below.

Work hours

  • Monday – Friday,  8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., respond to all calls for service.

  • Saturday and Sunday, emergency services only.

If you need to request an Animal Services officer, please call 407-742-8000 extension 4.

The following is a list of calls that Animal Services Officers routinely respond to:

  • Injured or sick animal

  • Cruelly treated or neglected animal

  • Abandoned animal

  • Nuisance:

    • Excessive noise

    • Offensive odor

    • Dogs running loose, “at-large.”

  • Bite incident

  • Alligators four feet or less in length (outside of habitat). Larger alligators call the Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission.

  • Venomous snakes on outside property. 

For all other animal calls, information, or concerns please contact the Osceola County Animal Services Office at 407-742-8000.

After hours

We have one Animal Services Officer on-call for after hour emergency complaints. Residents should call 407-742-8000 for an Animal Services Officer to be dispatched. Emergency calls include:

  • Aggressive dog at large

  • Injured or sick animal

  • Bite incident/person bitten by animal

  • Law Enforcement Assistance

Officers will not respond to non-emergency calls after hours. This includes dogs at large, nuisance complaints, and other routine complaints.

Roadside deceased animal removal

All roadside deceased animals on county roads or St Cloud city streets are picked up for disposal by the Osceola County Road and Bridge department. You can reach them by calling 407-742-7500. They can also pick up sick or injured animals.

Roadside animal corpses on the City of Kissimmee right of way are picked up by the city road department. You can reach them by calling 407-518-2507.

Animal Services information links