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.

  Recording of 07/24/19 Shelter Renovations Community Meeting

​On July 24, 2019, Palm Beach County's Animal Care and Control in collaboration with Facilities Development and Operations held a community meeting to gain feedback on future renovations to the Animal Care and Control main shelter located at 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.  During this meeting, members of the community heard about Animal Care and Control's mission, vision, objectives, history of operations, and present-day operational needs and challenges.  The community had an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments that mainly focused on air-conditioned kennels and life-saving programs. The meeting concluded with three community breakout groups for the public to speak with key staff in the areas of Clinic Operations, Field Operations, and Shelter Operations.  Overall, the community was in support of a renovation to the shelter. 

Correction to information provided in the video regarding additional public meetings – The next meeting available to the public will be the end of October 2019.  Once the meeting date is finalized, notices will be sent out to inform the public.


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!

C2Z Logo 

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.

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...
Amazon Wish List



It's that time of year again.  Will you become a Hero and help us save precious lives?

Kittens Image Kitten season is the time of year when Momma cats give birth to large litters of kittens.  Moms and kittens have started pouring into our shelter and this year we need to make a difference!  We want to save as many lives as possible and we need your help!  Many of these kittens, for numerous reasons, will get separated from their mother and will not survive without our help. 

We need more foster parents to sign up to help our babies grow and become adoptable.  We have babies of all ages – from those that need to be bottle fed to older kittens who simply need a caring place to grow.  We will provide all the supplies you need to care for these babies.   We also encourage you to reach out to friends and family who might be willing to give some of our kittens a temporary but loving home.

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.  They all need our help.

For more information about becoming a VOLUNTEER, please call Tammy Roberts at 233-1281.

For more information about becoming a FOSTER PARENT, please call Holly Yoder  at 233-1252.



Determining a Kitten's Age

Foster Caregiver Manual

Bottle Feeding Kitten (Video)

Weaning Bottle Kittens onto Solid Food (Video)

Bathing Kittens (Video)

Stimulating KIttens to Urinate and Defecate (Video)


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                         2:00 - 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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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 2 p.m - 4 p.m       

Closed on government holidays

Shelter Map

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**
Thursday, September 5
Wednesday, September 11
Thursday, September 12
Wednesday, September 18
Thursday, September 19
Wednesday, September 25
Thursday, September 26

Click here for Low-Cost Spay & Neuter

West County Pahokee Facility:

3615 SR 715

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

Tuesday, September 10
Tuesday, September 17
Tuesday, September 24

 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

Shelter Map


Countdown 2 Zero


Adopt a Friend on PBCTV


Need to Find a New Home for your Pet?


Dog and Cat Drawing 


You can do it yourself in a responsible way to ensure your pet's safe future

Visit ReHome.Adoptapet.com for more information about re-homing your pet and to create a profile to help you find the perfect home