Find Lee 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 Refuge Center 18011 Old Bayshore Road North Fort Myers FL 33917 239-731-3535
Fort Myers Animal Control 14261 Jetport Loop Fort Myers FL 33913 239-561-0463
Gulf Coast Humane Society 2010 Arcadia Street Fort Myers FL 33916 239-332-0364
Luv-A-Pet 2015 W 1st St Fort Myers FL 33901 813-332-3200
My Best Friend, Inc 13410 North Cleveland Avenue North Fort Myers FL 33903 239-652-0596
Second Chance for Greyhounds 11405 Longfellow Lane Bonita Springs FL 34135 941-992-9500
Shadowland Dalmatian Rescue PO Box 3272 Fort Myers FL 33918 239-543-7535
Wee Waggin' Rescue, Inc. 12604 1st Street Fort Myers FL 33905 239-849-1236
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.