Monroe County Animal Shelter

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

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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.