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
Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.
Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.