We hear excuses every day on why people don't spay and neuter their animals. We want everyone to know that there is NO EXCUSE! If you plan on breeding your animal, you must have a breeder's license from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. We have a very affordable Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program. Please contact the shelter for details on how you would qualify. Our stipulations have changed, if you didn't previous qualify, you certainly may now! It isn't uncommon for Sumter Humane Society to receive 40+ kittens and 30+ puppies in one day.
These numbers are astronomical, and they can be prevented! Please do your part! Read moreSee Also: Service Animal Training Programs
The zoo will be a terrific alternative area if you want for getting animals shots with no possessing a trip to safari in summertime. You may just take their shots within the secure bench that's readily available in close proximity to the cages. To produce you achievement in getting the pictures of animals that you might want, you may observe the next guidelines.
Away from a jungle of rain-washed pines and junipers spearing the hot blueness of the Florida sky, ran a little, tawny-haired boy. His bare toes, extending from his overalled legs, crackled from the fallen palmettos. He leaped into the air, flinging his arms towards a flock of white doves circling above him.
Due to overwhelming amount of stray animals in the county, and the recent amount of dog attacks, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit is enforcing a “Zero Tolerance Policy” for dogs and cats roaming freely within the County, and for pet owners failing to vaccinate their pets (titles 47-3-10 through 47-3-710). 1. Rabies Shots and Tags: It’s a State and Federal Law that all dogs and cats must be vaccinated for rabies every year, and the Tags must be worn at all times.
The fines are up to $470.00, plus court cost. 2. Animals running at large: There is not a leash law, but the Sumter County ordinance states: dogs and cats must be contained, or under the owner’s control at all times. The fines range from $200.00 to $470.00. 3. Allowing a (dangerous) animal to run at large: The fine starts at a thousand dollars, goes up to five thousand, and up to three year imprisonment.
4. Quarantine: Any animal that attacks or bites a person will be quarantined at the Animal Control Shelter, and be held there for the period of 10 days. The cost for the animal to be quarantined is $130.00. 5. Ill treatment of animal: This includes, but not limited to, no food or water, improper shelter or kennels, oversize chains, animal hoarding, and the list goes on.
The fine starts at $200.00 up to $5,000.00, and jail time. 6. Animals in heat: Must be kept inside of residence, shed, or kennel, to prevent other animals coming onto the property of another. Fine starts at $200.00 to $470.00. The Sumter County Animal Control Unit is hoping to educate pet owner(s) and prevent them from being fined hundreds, or thousands of dollars. We encourage you to vaccinate your pets, and keep them contained on your property.
If you have any questions please contact the Sumter County Animal Control Office at 803-436-2066.