The Alachua County Humane Society, Inc. (ACHS) is a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Florida. Our mission is to end needless euthanasia in Alachua County by 2015.
We seek to prevent cruelty to all animals, advocate responsible animal guardianship, educate the public about animal welfare, implement programs that increase the number of sterilized companion animals and increase adoptions of homeless animals.
ACHS has the following organizational goals:
To support a low-cost spay/neuter program
To foster the development of programs for the prevention of cruelty to all animals
To advise and aid pet owners in the solution of their pets' problems
To develop a better understanding of responsible pet guardianship and the causes of cruelty to animals
To cooperate with all public and private agencies and professional groups interested in the welfare of, and the prevention of cruelty to animals
To serve locally as a clearinghouse for the gathering and dissemination of information regarding the welfare of animals
To arrange for the fostering and adoption of orphan companion animals
To solicit and receive funds for the accomplishment of the above goals
Adopting a Friend
The Alachua County Humane Society has cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens for adoption. All our companion animals are examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated for distemper and rabies up to the age of the animal, de-wormed, flea free, and sterilized. Adoption fees range from $35-$150 depending on the animalís breed and age.
We ask that you visit our office and fall in love with our wonderful pets. When you find an animal that you would like to adopt, you will be asked to fill out an application to start the adoption process. We are looking forward to helping you find your new furry family member. We pride ourselves on our ability to match you and your new pet so that you will have a friend for life. We look forward to meeting you and your family and hope that we can make a match!
Monday- 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday- 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday- 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday- 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday- 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday- 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday- 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Volunteering and Donations
The Alachua County Humane Society is built on its volunteer team. You can be hands on with our cats and dogs, or help with Public Relations or in the Thrift Shop. We appreciate all the help our volunteers provide and consider them an integral part of our team. We are always looking for responsible volunteers who consider their time at ACHS as a commitment to the animals. Once you apply to volunteer, you will receive information on our Volunteer Coordinator, who will ensure you receive the training and knowledge necessary to complete the job for which you are responsible. No matter what you volunteer for, you are ultimately helping save an animalís life!
Come Visit Us!
The Alachua County Humane Society is located at 4205 NW 6th Street between NW 16th Ave and NW 23rd Ave. Call (352) 373-5855 for directions.
Take the 39th Avenue exit East to 6th Street. At 6th Street turn left (North). We are approximately a quarter-mile up on the right. The building is brightly painted and the property is surrounded by a metal white fence. It's hard to miss!
Alachua County Humane Society
4205 NW 6th Street
Gainesville FL 32609
Phone: (352) 373-5855
Fax: (352) 373-1087