Coconut Creek Police Department Animal Services

Animal Services

Our mission is to save the lives of abandoned animals in our care, protect animals from cruelty, reunite lost pets with their owners, protect people and pets in our community from health-related issues and ensure the public’s safety.

Cat with Pet Tag

Have you heard about our PetHub Tag Program?

The Animal Services Division of the Coconut Creek Police Department is happy to explain our PetHub tag program. We implemented this program to rapidly reunite lost pets with their owners, avoiding the possibility of the pet visiting our kennel or the county shelter. We give away pet tags that can be registered with your pet's information and your contact information.

  • These tags are equipped with a QR code that can be scanned using the camera app on any smartphone.

  • Your pet's basic profile is free so you do not have to worry about annual registration fees.

  • Anyone who finds your lost pet will be able to quickly scan the tag and contact you using the information on the profile.

For more information or to request a pet tag, simply send an email directly to Jennifer Shoffner, our Animal Services Officer here.

Report a Lost or Found Animal
Stray dogs can be reported to Animal Services. The Animal Services unit will attempt to pick up any stray animals within 24 hours. If the animal is on any expressway, please call FHP at *347. Our department will make every possible attempt to reunite animals with their owners. Please review our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and NextDoor for updates and information. To search for a lost pet visit: Broward County Animal Care & Control.

Report an Injured Animal
If you see a dog that has been possibly hit by a car, please contact us immediately so we can respond. We respond to injured animals as a priority.

Request a Dead Animal Pickup
Animal Services will only pick up a dead animal on the public right-of-way. Owners are responsible to remove dead animals from private property.

Report Animal Cruelty
We will investigate signs of cruelty. The most common signs include tick or flea infestations, no food or water, no shelter, injured and not taken to a vet for care, extremely thin or missing hair.


Concerns with alligators?
Call the Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286). Generally, an alligator may be deemed a nuisance if it is at least four feet in length and the caller believes it poses a threat to people, pets or property. Learn more

Report an Abandoned Animal
Pets that are left behind after the owner or tenant moves. If a dog is left locked inside a car, please contact the police for immediate assistance.

Report a Tethered Dog
It is not legal to keep a dog tied up. We will investigate and educate the owner about this regulation. Please review Section 5-7 (5)(a) of the tethering ordinance.

Report a Dangerous Dog
If a dog has attacked a person or another domestic animal, submit a report so we can open an investigation.


Nuisance Wildlife

Read About Nuisance Wildlife Want to learn more about ordinances dealing with animals. Read more


For questions or concerns involving pets and wildlife in the City of Coconut Creek, please contact:
Animal Services Officer Jennifer Shoffner, 954-973-6758, or email her here.

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