Animal Services 2000 is a website containing valuable information on the care and safety of animal life of Putnam County and its surrounding counties (Florida). This area consists of Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Flagler, Marion, St. Johns and Volusia Counties.
    Animal Services 2000 website is a community service provided by Humane Animal Education and Services. The Mission of HAES is to promote the welfare of all animals in our area. HAES is an animal WELFARE group - not an animal rights group. HAES is a project of Karl's Kids Program, Inc.
    • AS2000 promotes the humane treatment of animals through education.
    • AS2000 promotes rescuing pets from shelters by highlighting available animals from local shelters.
    • AS2000 promotes adopting pets from reputable rescues.
    • AS2000 promotes buying animals from reputable breeders only.
    • AS2000 promotes the safety of area animals from family emergencies to county disasters.
    These and other topics of interest for animal lovers may be found on AS2000. FaceBook Page: Humane Animal Education & Services - HAES

Annual World Rabies Day

Wednesday, September 28
5th Annual World Rabies Day

"In the United States, one to two people die annually from the virus, and in 2010, more than 6,000 U.S. cases of rabies in animals were reported."

Podcast with Dr. Lynne White-Shim, Assistant director of the AVMA’s Scientific Activities Division:

Volunteer with Emergency Animal Support

Under the direction and activation of Putnam County Division of Emergency Management.

To assist Putnam County animal owners to prepare, respond, and recover from large scale emergencies we need people in the community to step up and volunteer to help set up and staff pet-friendly evacuation shelters. The Putnam County Emergency Services is looking for volunteers with a variety of office and animal skills who would be available to volunteer during an emergency. Some volunteers work directly with the owners and take care of paperwork and organization of pet placement and some will work directly with the pets.

All volunteers must be registered and trained before the event. Training is based on the position(s) in which the volunteer is interested in working.

Putnam County Website, EMS Section

Halloween Dangers for Dogs

Pet owners protect your dog from chocolate this Halloween Season

The majority of dogs are attracted to the smell and taste of chocolate. But the reality is that the chemicals in chocolate can make your dog very sick or even be deadly.

Read more:

FL Statute 828.29

Per FL Law no dog, puppy, cat or kitten may be offered for sale without a health certificate, nor can any puppy or kitten be sold under the age of 8 weeks.

To read this section in full go to
828.29 Dogs and cats transported or offered for sale; health requirements; consumer guarantee.—

Black Bear in West Putnam

A black bear has been sighted off of County Rd 21 S just north of Johnson. It has been raiding garbage cans in the area for the last couple of weeks.

The punishment for shooting a black bear can be up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine in FL.

A really nice 15 min. video on black bears can be found at

The Horrible Connection ...


325-3141 or (800) 326-0919 or (800) 500-1119

A shelter dedicated to the fight against family violence in Putnam County.


Please also read about the horrible connection between domestic violence and violence against pets.

Weather Advisory, Sept. 5, 2002 - 4:16 PM

Statement as of 4:16 PM EDT on September 05, 2011
Weather Underground

... A significant weather advisory has been issued for western Clay...
southeastern Bradford... southeastern Alachua... western Putnam and
northern Marion counties for strong winds valid until 500 PM EDT...

At 416 PM EDT National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated strong
thunderstorms centered along a line extending from 4 miles east of
Grove Park to 14 miles south of Lochloosa... moving north at 40 mph.
These strong thunderstorms will also affect areas around Lochloosa...
Grove Park... Melrose... Orange Springs... Keystone Heights... Lake
Geneva... Johnson... Mannville... Interlachen and Putnam Hall through
500 PM EDT. Gusty winds of 40 to 50 mph can be expected along with
possible minor wind damage.

Report damage to the nearest law enforcement agency or your County
emergency management.

Lat... Lon 3013 8194 2962 8184 2924 8204 2963 8218
time... Mot... loc 2016z 193deg 35kt 2969 8206 2942 8203


Weather Advisory, Aug. 26, 2011-3:50 am

From Weather Underground

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 PM EDT this evening...

* event... as Hurricane Irene moves North Well off the coast of
Florida... winds will increase with sustained speeds of 20 to 30
mph and gusts up to 40 mph. The strongest winds will occur at
the beaches and along inland waterways.

* Timing... winds will increase this morning and remain strong
until this evening. Winds will gradually decrease tonight.

* Impact... minor damage to trees... power lines... and property
are possible. Winds of this magnitude will also create
dangerous conditions for small boats on Inland Lakes and

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 25 to 39 mph
are expected for at least an hour... with gusts of 40 to 57 mph or
greater at any time.

Minor damage to trees... power lines... and property are possible
with wind of this magnitude. Take precautions to secure trash
cans... lawn furniture... and any other loose outdoor objects.

Motorists in high profile vehicles are advised to use caution
until the wind subsides.

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