Special Operations Division - Animal Control
Mission: To provide Animal Control Services to the public in the most effective, and courteous means possible. We will provide professional, pro-active enforcement of the City of DeLand Animal Control Ordinances and the State Statutes pertaining to animals. We will provide responsible pet ownership by individual contact.
What Animal Control Services provides:
City of DeLand Animal Services is responsible for picking up stray dogs, investigating animal bites, abandonment, animal cruelty cases and excessive barking complaints in the incorporated limits of the City of DeLand.
Our goal is to keep all owned animals confined to their property and to ensure animals are vaccinated and licensed.
Our objectives are:
- To minimize the risk of rabies outbreaks and threats to the public health and safety by vaccinating the majority of dogs and cats against the disease.
- reduce the number of dogs and cats euthanized at the Humane Society
- provide a pro-active response to dangerous dogs to reduce the number of bites.
- provide the public with a timely response to complaints and adequate follow-up to ensure complaint resolution.
- promote responsible pet ownership
The City of DeLand has two full-time animal control officers. Animal Control Officers must complete a 40-hour certification course before becoming an Animal Control Officer. They must complete a minimum of four hours of refresher training per year to remain certified.
To Contact Animal Control
To report a stray animal or an animal bite problem please call Central Dispatch (386) 626-7400. The Animal Control Officer is available Monday to Friday 8 AM to 4 PM. After hours in the event of an urgent situation, a Patrol Officer may be initially dispatched.