We are an open-access government-operated animal shelter receiving approximately 5,000 animals per year. We strive to provide the best care possible to pets in our community that have become lost, sick, injured, or abandoned. We are the only animal shelter in the 6th largest county in Florida covering over 1,500 square miles. While dogs and cats account for the majority of pets we receive, we also handle livestock, wildlife, and on rare occasions exotic animals. We work closely with area rescue organizations and other shelters to maximize the number of lives saved while taking our responsibility to public health and safety very seriously. OCAS is a progressive organization with a mission to Create a safe and humane community for pets and people.