Our Mission

Assist the at-risk companion animals in Columbia County through sheltering, adoption, sterilization and community outreach and education. We do this by:

  1. Acting as an advocate on behalf of animals in crisis and as an enforcer of their rights and protection;

  2. Reducing the number of unwanted animals through an aggressive spay/neuter program;

  3. Providing for the well-being of companion animals in need while adhering to a no-kill philosophy and to find each a lifelong, loving home;

  4. Offering affordable wellness services and resources to pets and owners in need, targeting underserved communities, to support whole-life care; and

  5. Promoting the animal-human bond through outreach and education.

Our Vision

To become the leading animal advocate in Florida creating a community in which all animals are free from abuse, hunger, fear, loneliness and to eliminate the need to euthanize dogs and cats as a means of population control.

To become Columbia County’s primary facility for pet adoption, to be considered a reliable, credible resource to address any animal issue and through education and best practices end animal suffering, homelessness and needless euthanasia.

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

Email: info@lakecityhumane.org

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

Email: lchsclinic@lakecityhumane.org

© 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.