The City of Fernandina Beach has permitted the Nassau Humane Society to operate its Adoption Center out of the City's Animal Rescue facility. We feel that animal control is much more than enforcing the animal control laws of the city, which include but are not limited to the leash law, animal restraint and the licensing of pets. Our Animal Rescue Officer will work with pet owners and the community in an education process on responsible pet ownership.
Upon entering the shelter, an animal is held for 5 business days in the stray area to allow the owner to reclaim the pet. The City of Fernandina Beach pays for the care of these animals during this 5 day period.
Nassau Humane Society operates a lost and found shelter for the City and is located at 639 Airport Road, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034. The hours of operation for animal intake and reclaim are:
Tuesday-Friday 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturdays 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday - 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM
After hour emergency services, defined as an animal bite to a human, vicious or injured animal, are provided.
All pet owners within the City limits are required to license their pets. To obtain a city license, proof of current rabies certificate administered by a veterinarian must be furnished. The cost for a city license is $5.00 for a sterilized pet and $100 (95 percent refundable if the animal is subsequently sterilized) for a non-sterilized pet. Verification of sterilization is required. The license will provide very valuable assistance if the pet becomes lost.