Marion County

Marion County shelter reaches capacity; waives pet adoption fees

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Looking to add a four-legged friend to your family? Marion County Animal Services is allowing you to do so for free as it tries to get its dogs adopted as the shelter reaches capacity.

The facility has 130 dogs available for adoption, and is waiving fees to take them home through the end of April.


“We want to provide the opportunity for Marion County citizens to come to our facility and add a best friend to their family,” Animal Services Director Jim Sweet said in a statement.

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Each adoptable pet is spayed or neutered, updated on all vaccinations, and microchipped with all owner information.

Click here for more information about the animals available for adoption.

Photos: Meet the dogs available for adoption at Marion County Animal Services

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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