Okaloosa County Animal Services at PAWS is chartered to enforce all State, County and Municipal Laws and Ordinances. The purpose of Animal Control is to help insure the public safety as well as provide safer environmental conditions for animals. While
officers have the authority to issue citations and perform other enforcement functions, the emphasis is to try to ensure compliance through educational efforts as opposed to policing functions. Though the division is primarily a public safety department, the continuing emphasis is on the need for humane treatment in the
fulfillment of objectives. Specific efforts are geared to being part of the solution to animal control problems rather than merely treating the
symptoms, see our future programs listed below.
Okaloosa County Animal
Services at PAWS is looking for volunteers to assist
with implementing programs to work with children in
the local community. We need volunteers!
us if you are interested.