About Us

Alachua County Humane Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping pets in Alachua County for more than 40 years.

Together with our Maddie’s Fund Community Partners, we work closely with Alachua County’s municipal public intake shelter, Alachua County Animal Services to reduce the euthanasia rate from over 7,000 per year to under 1,000. Our goal is to become a community where no healthy or treatable animal is euthanized due to lack of space.

Alachua County Humane Society is a limited intake, no-kill animal rescue shelter. Most of the animals in our facility are transferred from Alachua County Animal Services. We also care for numerous underage litters of puppies and kittens during the overwhelming spring seasons. From the moment animals arrive at ACHS, our number one priority is to their facilitate comfort and care and find them a loving home as quickly as possible.  

As an independent 501(c)(3) organization, Alachua County Humane Society does not receive funding from federal agencies, nor are we affiliated with any other state or national organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States or the ASPCA. We rely solely on the support of dedicated staff, countless volunteers, thrift store shoppers, grants and generous donations by individuals or corporations to continue our life-saving goals.

Our mission is always evolving as our services continue to grow. We strive to act as advocates for pets and pet owners through the rehabilitation and adoption of pets, humane education and outreach and by promoting the spaying or neutering of our community’s companion animals. 

Alachua County Humane Society Adoptions Office
Our new facility opened in 2011.
ACHS Adoptable Dog
Happy Cat at ACHS