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Bay County Ordinance does not allow for owned, feral, "community" or otherwise stray cats to roam freely in the county. While Bay County Animal Control does not actively seek out feral cats to trap and remove from properties, traps are available for use at our shelter. Please keep in mind that trapping stray cats is a legal option for the removal of unwanted animals and Bay County Animal Control will assist with servicing traps throughout the county. Cats that are located or trapped off property will be impounded and transported to Bay County Animal Control, and any owners of the impounded cat may receive a citation in accordance with county ordinance 4-43: Prohibition against animals-at-large and animals in beaches and parks.
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Please feel free to visit Bay County Animal Control at 6401 Bayline Dr. Panama City, Fl. Or contact us at (850)-767-3333 or by visiting our website at Bay County Animal Control.
If your pet has decided to go on an adventure without you please contact Bay County Animal Control at (850)-767-3333 to see if your pet has been located by one of our officers or to submit a lost report.
For any information regarding the adoption process and the fees involved please visit our page Adopting a Lifelong Friend.
Bay County Animal Control has traps available for use for a refundable deposit of $35.00. The deposit will be returned to you upon Bay County Animal Control receiving the trap. Please be aware that there are some things to keep in mind when using a cat trap:
If the animal is a stray or you are unaware of where the dog lives, you can contact Bay County Animal Control at (850)-767-3333 and an officer may be dispatched out to your address to patrol for the animal and locate it. If the dog is owned, and you are aware of the owner's location please visit our page here for further help and steps that can be taken.
Concerns About wildlife are best addressed by calling the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission or by visiting their website. However if you find yourself in any unsafe situation concerning wildlife, i.e. a snake, raccoon or opossum inside your home, please contact Bay County Animal Control at (850)-767-3333.
There is no ordinance within Bay County's municipal code that dictates how many animals an individual is allowed to have on property. However, if you live within city limits you may wish to contact your city's local Code Enforcement as your city may have an ordinance in place.
Concerns about alligators or other dangerous wildlife are best addressed by calling the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission or by visiting their website.
Bay County Animal Control will microchip your pet for a fee of $15.00. All pets that are adopted from Bay County Animal Control receive a microchip before leaving the facility.
Please be aware that a microchip is not a GPS location device but rather an identification tag, much like a name tag on a collar. Please be sure to contact the manufacturer with your updated owner information.
Generally if it is a copy of a specific activity you are searching for, if the report for the activity is under twenty (20) pages there will be no fee charged to the requesting party. However large cases where multiple activities or an extensive history is involved, a fee of $0.15 per page may be charged. It is recommended you contact the Bay County Animal Control at (850)-767-3333 for the specific activity that you are requesting.