A peek into the Walton County Animal Shelter

September 16, 2010

Puppy waiting on his new home. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Facility houses strays, offers adoptions

Ever wonder where stray animals go after they are picked up by Animal Control? They are brought to the newly opended Walton County Animal Shelter in DeFuniak Springs. Opened since January 2010, the more than 8,000 square foot facility boasts 80 individual dog kennels and 93 cat cages. The high tech facility also houses isolation wards, examining rooms, operating room and a staff of more than 10 employees who care for the animals.

Typically the animals picked up are kept for 10 days then offered for adoption. The shelter will also attempt to find a home for the animals through agencies and rescue groups.

“We will keep them longer if we have the room,” Said Lois Marlow, Animal Services Supervisor.

For the $55 adoption fee, pets are spayed or neutered, given booster rabies shot, heatworm/leukemia check, de-fleaed and dewormed.

The Shelter is located at 365 Triple G Road, DeFuniak Springs, FL  32433 ::MAP::

Shelter: (850) 892-8758

Complaint: (850) 892-8682

Shelter hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday and Saturday:

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To find out more about Walton County Animal Shelter: Click here