Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Purr, this pretty lady goes by the name Camelia. I’m a fur-bulous 2-year-old spayed calico, weighing 8.2 pounds. The staff at the shelter have been so kind since I came here March 23, but I hope […]

Santa Rosa Animal Shelter: No dogs or cats euthanized in March

Santa Rosa Animal Shelter:  No dogs or cats euthanized in March

Animal advocates that once took Santa Rosa County to task are now singing its praises this month after the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter turned over outcome results that are nothing short of transformational. In 2018, A HOPE for Santa Rosa County founder Brandi Winkleman went before the county commission calling for change. Read the […]

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Woof! My name is Marley, and I would go mutts to get adopted into a new home. I am a spayed female, black and tan Doberman pinscher mix. I’ve been at the shelter since March 7. […]

Adoptable pets at the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Ruff! My name is Rowdy and I’m a paw-some male Australian Cattle Dog mix. My fur is white and black, I weigh around 52.7 pounds, and the shelter thinks I’m about 8 months old. I have […]

A HOPE offers $5 spay/neuter for cats ahead of kitten season

A HOPE offers $5 spay/neuter for cats ahead of kitten season

Kitten season is coming. For animal welfare groups, that fact can seem daunting. As spring arrives, the warmer weather usually marks an uptick in kitten intake lasting into October at shelters throughout the country, including Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter. Read the full article in the March 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Virus contained; shelter again accepting cats

Virus contained; shelter again accepting cats

The Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter is ready to accept cats again following the suspension of feline intakes prompted by a viral outbreak. A detection of feline parvovirus (FPV), also known as feline panleukopenia, led the shelter to stop taking in cats in late January. Read the full article in the Feb. 28 issue of […]

Adoptable pets at the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Bow wow, I’m Allie (A103829)! I am a female black and white retriever mix. The shelter staff think I am about 6 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jan. 14.       […]

Feline infection kills four at shelter

Feline infection kills four at shelter

Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter quarantined all cats in their care last week and halted intake and adoptions after a sudden death of an adult feline. Since then three other cats have died from sudden cases of feline panleukopenia (FP) said shelter veterinarian Megan Westfall. Read the full article in the Feb. 7 issue of […]

Inkie and the twin

Inkie and the twin

Do you remember me telling you about my twin cat? She looks exactly like me. In fact, once someone called Navarre Press to see if I had escaped. Really? Who would want to escape this luxury life I have? But it isn’t me running around outside – it’s my twin. I don’t even think we […]

Santa Rosa Animal Shelter suspends feline intake due to virus

Santa Rosa Animal Shelter suspends feline intake due to virus

From Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter: Effective immediately, the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter is suspending its intake and adoption of cats and kittens for a minimum of two weeks after a cat tested positive for feline panleukopenia (FP). Additionally, the drop boxes located outside the facility are closed until further notice. Persons who are […]

Animal Shelter policies get revamp

Animal Shelter policies get revamp

Last year in Santa Rosa County, 3,685 of the cats and dogs that found themselves in the county Animal Shelter were euthanized due to space constraints. Of those killed, 76 percent were cats and kittens. Read the full article in the Jan. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or […]

Adoptable pets at the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   My name is Scarlet (A103260). I am a spayed brown and white female. The shelter staff think I am about 1 year and 7 months old. I have been at the shelter since Nov. 20, 2018. […]

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

My name is Baby Cakes (A103217). I am a female, calico domestic shorthair. The shelter staff think I am about 2 years and 1 month old. I have been at the shelter since Nov. 16.           My name is Felix (A103036). I am a male, black and white domestic medium hair. […]

Animal shelter reduces fees for December

Animal shelter reduces fees for December

With the goal of helping get shelter pets in a “fur-ever” home for the holidays, Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter is reducing adoption fees in December for pets over the age of six months. The goal is to promote pet adopting instead of pet shopping during the holidays. Adoptions fees in December will be $30 […]

A HOPE launches Paw Pad Pet Food Pantry

A HOPE launches Paw Pad Pet Food Pantry

Furry friends got free food Nov. 11 as A HOPE for Santa Rosa County launched the Paw Pad Pet Food Pantry, an effort to provide needy families with support for their pets. A HOPE founder Brandi Winkleman said the food pantry is about keeping animals out of the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter. Read the […]

5 Things to know: #GivingTuesday comes to Navarre

5 Things to know: #GivingTuesday comes to Navarre

1. How it all started Following the face stuffing of Thanksgiving and subsequent shopping frenzy of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, a day dedicated to giving back has been added to the holiday whirl. In 2012, the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact created #GivingTuesday. According to GivingTuesday.org, the idea was […]

County gets advice on improving animal shelter

County gets advice on improving animal shelter

More than 40 animal advocates, community leaders and citizens packed into the Santa Rosa County boardroom Oct. 30 to hear about ways to transform the county’s animal shelter. Sara Pizano is the founder of Team Shelter USA, an animal advocacy group focused on reforming animal shelters. Read the full article in the Nov. 8 issue […]

Four things to know in October: Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Four things to know in October: Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

On the heels of announced policy improvements at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter, the facility has also launched a low-cost spay and neuter program for certain breeds of dogs. Animal Services received a grant of $20,000 from the Florida Animal Friend spay/neuter license plate program to begin a limited low-cost spay/neuter program for the pets […]

Santa Rosa shelter stops breed discrimination

Santa Rosa shelter stops breed discrimination

Dogs in the frequently crowded Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter will no longer be assessed on suspected breed but rather temperament Emergency Management Director Brad Baker announced Monday after meetings with rescue groups. “Repeatedly the breed discrimination issue was thrown up, so we are updating our policy, not listing specific breeds by basing adoption policy […]

County Commission working to revamp animal services

County Commission working to revamp animal services

Cats and kittens brought to the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter have a nearly 90 percent chance of being euthanized, based on 2016 data from the shelter. This means that only one in 10 cats will leave the shelter alive. This places Santa Rosa County at the highest rate of euthanasia reported in the state, […]

Trap/neuter/release: An alternative to euthanasia

Trap/neuter/release: An alternative to euthanasia

Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter euthanized 4,058 of the 6,096 animals brought into the shelter in 2017. Hundreds of them were put to death not because of disease or behavior issues, but simply because there was no space to house them. Read the full article in the July 19 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to […]

Raising empathy: ‘tis the season for giving

Raising empathy: ‘tis the season for giving

While many children will be making lists to send off to Santa Claus asking for things they want for Christmas, the season can also be a time of giving, no matter the age, said St. Paul United Methodist Church Pastor Christina Shaver. Shaver said her 2-year-old son, James, is in the “mine” phase. “Everything he […]

Variety of animals seeking forever homes

Variety of animals seeking forever homes

The Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter houses as many as 242 dogs, cats and other animals all looking for a forever home. Through circumstances that are often not the animals fault they end up in the county’s care after being abandoned by owners, running away or when owners are arrested or hospitalized. These loving animals […]