Animal Control/Investigations

Animal Control Services Field Operations Division is responsible for protecting the health and safety of the citizens and their pets in Santa Rosa County.

Animal Control Officers provide a variety of services to the citizens of Santa Rosa County including:

  • Investigating suspected abuse or cruelty to animals
  • Rabies prevention
  • Animal nuisance complaints
  • Injured or ill stray animals
  • Community cat outreach
  • Promoting responsible pet ownership

Leash Laws

Barking Dogs

Laws and Ordinances


Richard Crain next to kennelACO staff holding puppiesACO staff with cat