Find Monroe 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.
Florida Keys SPCA, Inc 5230 College Road Key West FL 33040 305-294-4857
Humane Animal Care Coalition, Inc. 283 Saint Thomas Avenue Key Largo FL 33037 305-453-0826
Lower Keys Friends of Animals PO Box 1043 Key West FL 33041 305-292-5070
Marathon Animal Shelter 615 11th Street Ocean Marathon FL 33050 305-743-3253
Marrvelous Pet Rescues 99900 Overseas Highway Key Largo FL 33037 305-453-1315
Upper Keys Humane Society Inc 101617 Overseas Highway Key Largo FL 33037 305-451-3848
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.