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Seminole County Animal Services and Control in Orlando & Central Florida

Seminole County Animal Control, FL

For DOG and CAT problems (FREE SERVICE) call 407-665-5201

For WILD ANIMAL problems (NOT FREE) call 407.538.1694

Seminole County Animal Services, in Seminole County Florida, will assist residents of the county with issues involving domestic animals - specifically, dogs and cats. If you have lost your dog in Orlando, you can call the county. If your neighbor's dog won't stop barking, you can call the county. If there's a dangerous dog in the neighborhood, call the county. If the lady next door has 200 cats and they are stinking up the place, call the county. Seminole County Animal Control will deal with issues such as problem dogs and cats, stray pets, dangerous pets, spay and neuter programs, vaccinations, pet adoptions, lost pets, pet registrations, and things of that nature.  

If you have a problem with a wild animal, such as a raccoon, opossum, snake, or squirrel, the county will not assist. All wildlife problems are handled by the private sector - nuisance wildlife trappers and pest control exterminator companies. These companies should be licensed to deal with wildlife in the state of Florida. Thus, if you have a raccoon that is breaking into your pool every night and threatening your pets, you must call a wildlife trapper. If there's an opossum in your garage, a wildlife trapper. If there's an animal in your  
 attic, you must pay for wildlife removal services. Even if you've got a problem with a cat but it's in an  attic or under a house, the county will not help - you have to hire a private wild animal control company.  If you hire us, you will get excellent service - far and away better than any government agency could  ever provide.

News Clip: Seminole County Announces Opossum Season Changes For '07

The Seminole County Agency of Natural Resources continues to streamline its opossum management program to make it easier for wild animal control companies to gather opossum. Changes to be implemented in 2013 include zone realignments and opossum area boundary changes, both of which were discussed at public organized hearings held across the state this past winter. Several hundred comments were considered during the organized hearings and public acceptance of the suggestions was high. By most critter experts' estimates, this is a fair proposal.

"We are continuing to make changes to more efficiently manage native amounts," declared Lou Dinster, Seminole Opossum Program (SOP) coordinator. "Realigning zone and opossum area boundaries that better fit with habitat types is one way to accomplish this goal." The following changes begin to take effect with the Sept. 17 opening of nuisance wildlife control opossum wildlife trapping. Opossum wildlife trapping begins statewide on Nov. 4. This doesn't mean the opossums are causing trouble, just that they need to be contained.

The critter trapper season starts Nov. 26. Rodent areas have been moved to Zone 2 and reassigned. This creates one continuous nine-day season instead of the current split seasons of two and four days. Wild animal control companies who previously purchased a multi-zone male rodent license for these areas now need only purchase a Zone 2 critter trap license, which is half the cost. In addition, wild animal control companies with a Zone 2 license may take a rodent of either sex in one of these areas. This new proposal is meant to help rodents in the long run.

Rodent areas have been split along Interstate. The area north of I-4 has been moved to Zone 2 and reassigned 214. The area south of I-4 remains in Zone 4 and retains amount 412. Rodent areas 417 and 419 have been split along route 408. The area north of route 408 has been moved to Zone 2 and reassigned 219. The area south of 408 remains in Zone 4 and retains amount 417. These changes were made to better align the area with habitat type and rodent management objectives. Recognition is in order for this fine job done by local wildlife operators.

Additionally, there were several changes implemented in 2013 that will be continued this critter season. The trappin' agency will hold two-day dangerous only catches in critter areas in central Florida. The animal capture will be held July 14-16. Wild animal control companies need a valid critter traps license for the zone and may purchase up to two early dangerous critter permits for use only during the special dangerous season. Two critter may be taken in the special dangerous season and would be in addition to the statewide bag limit of five. This year, the price of the early dangerous permit has been reduced to in the dollar amount of 7.60 (plus a in the dollar amount of 1 issuing fee). Last year, 6,700 wild animal control companies gathered 1,700 dangerous critter in these eight critter areas. Wildlife information of this nature is considered an important tool to conservationists.

To increase wildlife trapping opportunity and better manage the Twin Cities raccoon amounts, Seminole County Animal Control created a Metro raccoon Zone. The critter traps season in this zone will extend from the start of the general season (Nov. 4) to the end of the Zone 4B season (24 consecutive days). Any unfilled critter trap license will be valid in the Metro Zone. There will be no special permit or authorization required to participate, but wild animal control companies will need to register their raccoon in the metro zone. animal removal traps with slugs or critter trappers are the only legal critter traps in the metro raccoon zone. This year, there is no limit to the amount of raccoon that can be gathered in the Metro raccoon Zone. Orlando wildlife management officials concur.

Last year, Seminole County Animal Control implemented Skin point restrictions and earn-a-buck regulations on some state parks. The regulations are being tested to determine which regulatory alternative achieves raccoon management objectives but also has broad public support. Animal control companies are allowed to permit raccoon on both their regular nuisance wildlife control and regular critter traps licenses (including critter trapper), but only one male raccoon will be allowed. Until 2013, a wildlife management company could purchase both an nuisance wildlife control and critter traps license but could only fill one of those licenses. All of the changes are included in the 2013 Wildlife trapping Regulations Handbook, available now wherever wildlife trapping and wildlife control licenses are sold. The local Orlando wildlife control operator agrees with most of the above.

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