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Pinellas county animal services

12450 ulmerton road
Largo, FL 33774
727-582-2600
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User Reviews (7)

  • 1. Great place to volunteer

    by: maryt112490

    I did my hours here for my bright futures scholarship. Everyone made me feel right at home

    Pros

    Need volunteers

    Cons

    budget cuts will hurt the shelters staff

  • 2. Great facility & staff

    by: CircleTRanch

    I am sad to hear that the budget cuts will effect our county employees tremendously. The staff at Animal Services has worked hard to help the community and their pets. Outreach programs, such as the Animobile along with in-shelter free surgery and low cost surgery that help to control population are expected to be dropped. It is expected to lose up to a third of the staff come October 2009.

    Pros

    Caring staff

    Cons

    Budget cuts

  • 3. Great group of people

    by: ciarajet

    There are so many misconceptions about any county shelters. Our doors never close, we never turn any animals away. Our dedicated staff works diligently to offer any adoptable animals the opportunity to be rehomed. We have a wonderful adoption program, work with rescue organizations and what a great petstore program that helps with the thousands of cats !

    Pros

    Food water and shelter for the homeless or lost

    Cons

    Budget cuts

  • 4. Very caring people

    by: aaaaaaaaaaaaa

    I work as a volunteer in the hospital at Animal Services. I did not realize till I started volunteering, how much the Vet techs and the Vet's really care about the animals. They work really hard and make all attempts to adopt the animals. They send out cat's every day to the local Petsmarts, which are very successful in adopting out the cats. If people would become more responsible for their animals, a place like this would not be needed. Keep doing your great work Animal Services.

    Pros

    caring people

    Cons

    none

  • 5. nice place

    by: jimmkol

    when we lived inlargo we went all over lookinf for the right addition to our home. the cats were adopted quick out of this place. the good news was they were low on animals both times we visited, so being around tons of people i think they adopt out quickly.

    Pros

    nice place

    Cons

    none

  • 6. Save an animal!

    by: joyoftravel

    When I took one of my cats up there, I walked him in on a leash. They said he had to be in a cat carrier, in case another animal came in or out. Ok. My poor kitty was stressed out from the long ride up there, and being at the pound, not knowing what was going on, and when i brought his carrier in, there was no way I was going to get him inside it. A man came over, calmed down my cat and talked sweetly to him while he put him in the carrier in the correct way. He slid right in, no problem. Now I know how to put a cat in a carrier when he doesn't want to go. The women behind the counter apologized profusely for the threatening license papers even though it was not their fault. They did not make the mistake. The government did. They also take some of the animals to Petsmart and put them up for adoption there, where is where I got my T2. I saved him at Petsmart 3 years ago because he looked like my kitty Tiger, who had passed away. Hence the T2. (Tiger jr.) Wrong!!! T is a totally different animal, the T2 now stands for Terminator 2, and he rules the roost here. Please save a beautiful animal from being euthanized. We need all the shelters to be no-kill somehow.

    Pros

    Very nice people behind the counter, and helpful, knowledgable staff.(at least one.)

    Cons

    government! I drove my cat all the way up there to get a rabies shot under paper threats of a warrant for nothing. He does not need a shot for another year and I could have just mailed in the license fee.

  • 7. dogs and cats

    by: Cloggirl1

    My visit was just to see how many animals were there and what the condition of the animals were. To my delight all the animals looked great, healthy.\n\n They have quite a variety of dogs and cats, but also rabbits and hamsters, they call those pocket pets, and an occasional parrot.\n\n The kennels were pretty clean. Is a great place to go to find a pet that needs a forever home. \n\nAlso would be a great opportunity to do some volunteer work, would be a great experience for a high school student. I feel this would give the student a new perspective on animals in need.\n\nIt simply amazes me how many dogs and cats that need our help, not only to give them forever homes, but to support the SPCA's in donating money for pet food, health care, and the other basic needs of animals in their care.\n\n Please everyone think about that the next time you see an SPCA ad on television.

    Pros

    It's a good facility, many volunteers to help you.

    Cons

    Too many animals