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Monday, January 17, 2022

Marion County animal shelter overcrowded, adoption fees being waived

The Marion County Animal Service is looking to find homes for its overabundance of sheltered pets.

The county’s animal shelter located at 5701 SE 66th Street in Ocala has recently become overcrowded with pets, and MCAS is hoping that members of the community can offer these pets a new forever home.

Marion County animal shelter overcrowded adoption fees being waived
Granola is one of the dogs that is up for adoption at the animal shelter

MCAS director Jim Sweet said, “We know that there’s a space in many homes where a dog bed would fit nicely. Adopting a dog, or any pet from our shelter right now, would have a huge and immediate impact on our ability to help more animals in need.”

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Buck is also looking for a forever home

Due to the urgent need to find homes for these pets, MCAS is waiving the adoption fees for the remainder of the year.

“Our adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, given flea prevention, licensed, and microchipped. We also offer heartworm tests and feline leukemia testing,” Sweet said.

Marion County Animal Services has the largest shelter in the county, and serves as the local animal control enforcement agency.

For more information, or to view a photo listing of the pets available for adoption, visit the Marion County Animal Services website.