PBC Animal Care and Control to Hold Second Community Meeting on Main Shelter Renovation Project

On Oct. 28, 2019, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control will hold a community meeting with the prime design consultant PGAL and sub-consultant Animal Arts to provide an update on their efforts, since selected in July 2019, for the Animal Care and Control main shelter renovation project. 
The meeting will be held in the Vista Center Chambers, located at 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, at 6:30 p.m.

During the meeting, community members will be provided an update on the comparative study, trends in animal housing and insight from Animal Arts, a nationally recognized design firm that specializes exclusively in animal care facilities.

Recording of 07/24/19 Shelter Renovations Community Meeting 


Animal Care and Control offers the Pet Friendly Shelter to Palm Beach County residents who reside in a mandatory evacuation zone, in a mobile home, or in sub-standard housing. The Pet Friendly Shelter is located inside the West Boynton Recreational Center at 6000 Northtree Blvd. Lake Worth, FL 33463,
Proof of residency will be required.

Pre-registrations are no longer necessary. Once the Pet Friendly Shelter opens guests will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Shelter openings will be announced by the local news and the County Emergency Management.

All pets must be accompanied by only one owner, who will stay inside the Pet Friendly Shelter. All other family members will need to stay at the adjacent human shelter at Park Vista High School with the exception of single parents with children.

Livestock and reptiles will not be accepted.

Space is limited so please limit personal belongings to only those essential items that you will need during your stay.
Please note this is an animal shelter; barking, meowing and other animal noises are expected.
Click on this link for more detailed information.

 ACC Comparative Study on Shelter Renovation - Update – February 12, 2020


The consultant team for the Animal Care and Control (ACC) facility delivered three design solutions as part of its latest draft version of the Comparative Study.  The three solutions incorporate the animal welfare best practices that surfaced during the public meetings and industry charrettes, and significantly exceed the existing budget appropriation for the project.  The consultant has been tasked with developing a fourth option that better matches current funding allocation while Staff is working on an analysis of possible supplemental funding sources. Additional time is needed to complete both tasks; therefore, the Workshop planned for February 25, 2020 will be rescheduled for a later date, projected for May-June 2020. Once a new date is determined, timely notification will be provided  and back-up documents will be made available for review.

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November is "Adopt a Senior Pet Month"

In honor of "Adopt a Senior Pet Month," we will be offering FREE pet adoptions on all dogs and cats age 5 years or older.  This includes pets in the adoption program as well as pets that are in pre-adopt.


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Dogs                      $60
Puppies                 $75
Cats/Kittens         $50



Click here to download the flyer

Our pets need your support! 
Please visit our  AMAZON_LOGOWish List for donation ideas!

We are especially in need of items that will help provide enrichment to our cats and dogs, such as puzzle feeders, nylabones, kongs, slow feeders, treats, spices and other fun animal enrichment items. 

 Just click the link below to see the list and place an order...
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Kittens Image If you want to help please consider becoming a Hero Foster Parent to a mom and her babies, a kitten, or a cat in need. 

Please email PSD-ACC-Volunteer@pbcgov.org for Volunteer opportunities.

Please email PBC-ACC-Rescue-Request@pbcgov.org  for Foster opportunities.

They all need our help.


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Click here  for more information about Fostering

We are Hiring Vets > Click here

Rabies Vaccine for Dogs and Cats - Available 7 Days a Week - No Appointment Needed

$15 Rabies Vaccines Being Offered on the Hour and Half Hour During the Following Times:
Sunday                          2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Monday                         3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday     11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday                         11:00 am - 4:00 p.m.

Animal Care & Control offers a variety of low-cost services for pets residing in Palm Beach County: rabies vaccinations, annual vaccine packages, microchipping and more!

Please note, all pets surrendered to Animal Care & Control must be current on vaccinations (this is for the health and safety of the pet).

Proof of vaccinations is required. For pets not current on vaccines, they can be brought to the shelter for this service; pet owners will then need to take the pet home for 14 days to allow the vaccines time to take effect before surrendering. Please call (561) 233-1200, extension 0 with any questions you may have.


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Please try rehoming your pet yourself   or ask us how to help

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Main Facility:
7100 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, 33411
(west of Florida Turnpike)

Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rabies Vaccines:
Sunday 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Monday 3 p.m.- 4 p.m
Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m - 3 p.m  
Saturday 11 a.m - 4 p.m       

Closed on government holidays

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Main Phone:

Toll-free from Delray or Boca:

Toll-free from West County: 561-924-5656

 Spay/Neuter Clinic Main Facility:

**Spay Shuttle - OPEN on  the following dates**
Monday-Friday, February 3-7
Monday-Friday, February 10-14
Monday-Friday, February 24-28

Closed :
Monday-Friday, February 17-21

Click here for Low-Cost Spay & Neuter

West County Pahokee Facility:

3615 SR 715

**West County Clinic - OPEN on the following dates**

Tuesday, February 4
Tuesday, February 11

Tuesday, February 18
Tuesday, February  25

 Click here for Low-Cost Spay & Neuter

Spay/Neuter West County Clinic

Stray/Injured Pick Up 561-233-1200,
extension 0

Community Cats/TNVR Services 561-233-5262

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Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event

​Join us on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10am to 4pm at the South Florida Fairgrounds for the largest animal adoption event in Palm Beach County. Over 20 rescues participate each year!

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Admission and Parking are Free

East Expo Center - South Florida Fairgrounds


Volunteers are needed for the sixth annual Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation. The event will be held on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the air-conditioned East Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.

This is the area’s largest local pet adoption event and will feature hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits, birds and more seeking new families and homes. Admission and parking are free.

Organized by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, the Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event is a collaborative effort of over 20 local animal rescue organizations to save the lives of animals in Palm Beach County. The past five C2Z adoption events resulted in more than 1,300 animals finding new forever homes.

If you would like to volunteer for the event, please click here to review available positions and duties.