Our animal services department takes pride in aiding the lost & left behind companion animals of Columbia County each and every day. From taking in stray animals to providing resources to pet owners, we look forward to saving lives, one animal at a time. 

What Happens to
Stray Animals?

When we intake a companion animal, we ensure it is fully vaccinated, as age-appropriate, check for a microchip, and begin a three-day ‘stray hold’ where we evaluate the animal for any medical or behavioral issues.  After those three days, if no owners have come to claim the companion, we place them on the spay/neuter schedule and work to find a foster or adoptive home.

What Happens to
Owned Animals?

Owned animals that come into our facility get vaccinated just like any other. We then scan them for a microchip and contact the owners immediately upon finding a chip. We ask that the owners provide proof of rabies vaccination and if they are unable to provide, we place them on the schedule to get the rabies vaccination, at the cost to the owner.

Please note that our Return to Owner process has a fee schedule attached. A $20 Daily Boarding Fee,
a $20 Intake Fee, in addition to a $15 Rabies Vaccination (if proof of vaccination cannot be provided).

Service Fees

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About Us

Lake City Humane Society, a private nonprofit organization, was formed in late 1964 to address animal welfare issues in our community. There was no animal shelter, and little attention was paid to the hundreds, if not thousands of animals that were picked up off the streets and killed if no one came to claim them.One city employee – the “dog catcher” was hired to catch and dispose of stray and unclaimed dogs in our area.

Contact Us

Lake City Humane Society Provides Animal Services and Pet Adoptions for Columbia County, Florida

1392 NW Shelter Glen

Lake City, FL 32055

Phone: 386-752-3191


Hours of Operation:


Animal Services

Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Adoption Center:

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Tuesday - Friday:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Every Other Saturday:

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Phone: 386-401-1063


© 2020 by Lake City Humane Society. All Rights Reserved Worldwide

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

Consumer Services Division: 

Address: 200 E Gaines St, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: (850) 413-3130

Lake city humane society  is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.