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Nassau County Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week

Nassau County Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week

At the Monday, April 8, 2024 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners approved Proclamation No. 2024-017 declaring the week of April 14 - April 20, 2024, as Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week in Nassau County, Florida. 

Animal Care & Control agencies across the country provide essential community functions including the enforcement of animal control laws, protecting the public from diseases such as rabies, and educating the public on the proper care of pets. 

Nassau County Animal Services (NCAS) continues to qualify as a "no-kill" shelter due to their outstanding efforts in ensuring that animals entering the facility leave the facility through various avenues including, but not limited to, adoptions, fostering, return to owner, and transfers to animal rescue groups.

In Fiscal Year 2022/2023, Nassau County Animal Services responded to 6,223 calls for service, Additional efforts included the adoption of 1,482 pets, transferring of 80 pets to rescue groups, and hosting of 76 animal adoption events. The employees of NCAS work tirelessly to keep the community informed about animal control law, how to properly care for pets, and by raising awareness for each pet needing adoption. Most importantly, they keep the shelter clean while providing the animals with the love and care they deserve while waiting for their forever homes. 

The Board extends their sincere appreciation to NCAS for all they do to keep the community clean and safe from infectious diseases and from animals running at large, as well as their efforts to find loving homes for animals in need. 

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