Meet Our Animal Control Officers

Animal Control Officers

Paul Studivant
Animal Control Operations Manager

Mr. Studivant has been with St. Johns County Animal Control since 1995.

Ed Martin
Animal Control Asst. Manager since 2006
Animal Control Officer since 2004

Ernest Hagan
Animal Control Officer I since 2014

Sarah Passalacqua
Animal Control Officer I since 2018

Herbie Green
Animal Control Officer I since 2018

Kyle Mahanes
Animal Control Officer I since 2018

Daily Goals and Responsibilities

  • Our main goals and responsibilities are to return lost pets to their owners and adopt animals that don’t have a home.
  • Impound dogs and cats at large in St. Johns County in accordance with County Ordinance 2017-36 (Leash & Dangerous Law Ordinance).
  • Provide traps to contain dogs and cats that are sick, injured, vicious, bite case animals, or nuisance strays.
  • Transport contained dogs and cats that are captured and contained by private citizens.
  • Enforce the County wide Leash & Dangerous Law Ordinance for dogs and cats.
  • Identification and return of lost pets. Answer animal-related questions posed by citizens.
  • Aid in control of animal diseases including rabies control.
  • Aid other agencies when needed. (Sheriff's Office, Humane Society, Wildlife, St. Augustine Police Dept., St. Augustine Beach Police Dept. and area veterinarians.)
  • To promote responsible pet ownership.
  • Education programs for the County Schools.





Animal related concern?

Field Office: (904) 209-0746
Pet Shelter: (904) 209-6190
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