Lee County Animal Shelter

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

What is an Animal Shelter?

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.