Basset Rescue of Florida 156 Southwest Bedford Road Port St. Lucie FL 34953 954-337-0273
Creature Safe Place Inc 4500 McCarty Road Fort Pierce FL 34945 772-468-6616
Dogs & Cats Forever 4600 Selvitz Road Fort Pierce FL 34981 772-489-5454
Feathered Friends Adoption & Rescue 5202 Pinetree Drive Fort Pierce FL 34982 321-633-4744
Port St Lucie Animal Control 1133 Southwest South Macedo Boulevard Port St. Lucie FL 34983 772-871-5042
Port St Lucie Animal Control 1313 Southwest South Macedo Boulevard Port St. Lucie FL 34983 772-344-4094
The Humane Society of St. Lucie County 100 Savannah Road Fort Pierce FL 34982 772-461-0687
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.