Animal Control

The City of Dunnellon has contracted with Marion County Animal Services who provides animal control services within unincorporated Marion County and certain cities via interlocal agreements.   Marion County enforces state laws and county ordinances relating to animals. Their animal control officers respond to more than 10,000 calls a year and are on-call for emergencies 24 hours a day. They rescue injured, sick or stray domestic animals and investigate aggressive attacks, as well as animal cruelties that can range from one-animal cases to large-scale incidents involving hundreds of animals.  If you have an animal control issue, please do not hesitate to reach out to their experienced team for assistance.  


  • Marion County Animal Services
          Animal Center: 352-671-8700
          Animal Control: 352-671-8727
  • Marion County Sheriff's Office
          Emergencies and after hours: 352-732-9111

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