Animal Control

The primary function and intent of the City of Lynn Haven Animal Control is to provide protection for the health, safety and welfare of the public within the city limits, by controlling the animal population and by establishing uniform rules for the control and eradication of rabies.

In addition, Lynn Haven Animal Control strives to:

  1. Educate the public about responsible pet care and ownership.
  2. Promote spaying and neutering of pets to aid in reducing the stray population.
  3. Work, in conjunction with law enforcement, to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases.
  4. Find responsible forever homes for adoptable stray animals.

Lynn Haven citizens are known for their generosity and love for our animal population, often asking what they can donate to help our shelter. Dog and cat food, blankets, sheets and towels, toys, pet bottles and pet formula, dog and cat beds, and monetary donations are always welcomed.

We are very excited about the renovations underway at the animal control facility. The renovations will allow us to house more animals and offer a more secure and modern environment, better suited to not only take care of our animals, but to fulfill the increasing expectations of our citizens regarding the humane and compassionate treatment of animals. We appreciate your support!


Monday-Friday:     8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday:                8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Closed:                    Sunday and Holidays

An Animal Control Officer is Available from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Saturday, and they are available after hours for emergencies.

We no longer accept animals under contract from Unincorporated Bay County or the City of Panama City. Citizens from these areas should contact Bay County Animal Control at  (850) 767-3333 for assistance.

Animals abandoned are at risk when the facility is closed. Leaving animals unattended at this location is forbidden. Animal abandonment is a First Degree Misdemeanor providing for imprisonment or fines up to $5,000 for those convicted under Florida Statute 828.13.

Please click the link below for full information on all of the current adoptions available at the Lynn Haven Animal Shelter. 

Madison adopted Bonnie 2
lab puppy 1
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couple adopts a puppy
woman kisses her pet dog
Simba dog for adoption
cat for adoption 2