Animal Services Enforcement
The law’s the law, and when it comes to animals, we’re it. Though animal services enforcement may not be the most popular gig, protecting the public and dealing with contentious issues such as nuisance pets or dangerous dogs is a charge and a responsibility that we take seriously. Find out about our policies
and procedures, your rights and options, and the County Statute related to animals.
Pinellas County’s 15 animal control officers work in the field, but they do not all work on the same days, so on any given day we may have 8-10 officers on the road. Sundays and after hours we only have one standby officer on call for emergencies (calls that have a police officer standing by). The animal populace exponentially outnumbers the people populace in Pinellas County. There are more than 24 cities and towns, in addition to unincorporated areas of Pinellas County, for which we provide full coverage, seven days a week.