5501 College Road, Key West, FL, 33040
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Children’s Animal Farm is located on the grounds of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Stock Island Detention Center.
The Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm features all sorts of animals, both the traditional farm animals like miniature horses, Angus the steer, chickens, pigs, goats and rabbits as well as exotic animals like Mo the Sloth, one Kinkajou, Kelsey the Lemur, alpacas (Snowflake, Arabella, Lilo and Stitch), an albino python, peacocks and many tropical birds.
The farm was started in 1994 in an open area underneath the jail facility. The Stock Island Detention Center was built to withstand a Category Five Hurricane, and is built on stilts, about 11 feet above the ground. Underneath the building is employee parking, and a secure fenced area used for the evacuation of inmates in the case of a fire. It was in this evacuation area, initially a graveled area not used for anything else, that the farm was started.