Hardee County Animal Control is committed to helping protect the health, safety, and welfare of both citizens and domestic animals in the unincorporated areas of Hardee County through enforcement and regulation of County Ordinances and State Statues.
Adoptions fees are $45.00 payable by cash or check only at this time. Adoption fees include sterilization (spay/neuter) and rabies inoculation. You must be 18 years of age or older and have a photo ID to be able to adopt and you must complete an adoption application agreement. Adoptions applications agreements are available from our website @ www.hardeecounty.net/ac.htm. Once an adoption has been received and processed a staff member of Hardee County Animal Control (HCAC) will schedule an appointment at a veterinarian clinic located in Hardee County for procedures to be completed as HCAC does not have a vet on staff. HCAC provides transport of the adopted animal directly to the veterinarian clinic. ALL ANIMALS WILL BE STERILIZED PRIOR TO RELEASE TO THE ADOPTER. Adopters are responsible for picking up their new addition from the vet clinic located in Hardee County once procedures are complete. Surgeries are normally scheduled in the mornings and the vet clinic will hold the patient overnight after surgery. There are no additional fees to pay at the vet clinic unless you are requesting additional procedures such as micro-chipping or additional shots. Additional services are paid by adopter directly to the vet clinic.