Find Charlotte County Florida animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Animal Welfare League Inc 3519 Drance Street Port Charlotte FL 33980 941-625-6720
Charlotte County Animal Control 26571 Airport Road Punta Gorda FL 33982 941-833-5690
Gulf Coast Golden Retriever Rescue PO Box 380894 Murdock FL 33938 941-380-8633
Parrot Outreach Society PO Box 511978 Punta Gorda FL 33951 941-815-0879
Suncoast Humane Society 6781 San Casa Drive Englewood FL 34224 941-474-7884
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.