Archive for the ‘PetWork Florida’ Category

Dogs & Cats Forever (Fort Pierce, Florida 34981) is a no-kill animal sanctuary that was organized in 1988 for the purpose of building and maintaining a shelter for homeless dogs and cats on the Treasure Coast.

Our shelter was founded on the principle of trying to find good, adoptable and loving homes for the animals, and help stop the killing of over 75,000 abandoned animals in southern Florida.

With the increase of Florida’s population so too has come an increase of unwanted animals. Any pet not adopted will have a safe and permanent home at our facility for the duration of its natural life.

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The mission of Save a Life Pet Rescue (Oviedo, Florida 32762) is to save and enrich the lives of dogs and cats of all ages, breeds, sizes, and conditions that have suffered from neglect, cruelty, abandonment, or overpopulation in high-kill animal shelters.


We work tirelessly to find our rescued animals perfect, loving, forever homes. Will you welcome one of our rescued dogs or cats into your special family?

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In 2001, through the generosity of a very special person, The Horse Protection Association of Florida moved to a farm in Marion County, Florida’s Horse Capital. The Horse Protection Association of Florida has a long-term lease on 150 acres of high quality grazing land. The farm has a small covered arena, a storage building, a four stall barn and a pole barn.


HPAF is located in beautiful Northwest Marion County, near the historic towns of Micanopy and McIntosh. 150 acres of lush grass provides excellent nutrition and a peaceful environment for the horses.

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At Central Florida Animal Rescue, we are trying to make a positive change one animal at a time! Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and find permanent loving homes for the stray, abandoned, and unwanted domestic animals of the Central Florida area. However, we cannot do this with your help. We have an urgent need for foster homes. The number of animals we have in foster homes directly corresponds with the number of animals we are able to rescue.


Olive (successful adoption)

Did you know that as a Foster Parent you do not incur any financial responsibility for the animal? Central Florida Animal Rescue, Inc provides all food, vaccinations, medications and vet visits for the animal. Your responsibilities are to provide a loving, temporary home for the animal, help the animal adjust to life with a family, and helping them with basic socialization skills. Also, you are responsible for taking the animal to scheduled vet visits (but not the bill!) and introducing the animal to potential, approved adopting families.

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The recovery and adoption center at Animal Aid, Inc. (Oakland Park, Florida 33334) takes in injured, neglected or unwanted cats and dogs from county shelters. We are supported completely by donations.


Animal Aid Cat Room

One of our goals is to address the overpopulation problem of stray and feral cats by offering the public a humane trap/spay/return service. Our program includes vaccinations, Aids/Leukemia testing,  recovery & release, foster homes, medical care, and an adoption program.

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Founded in 1963, the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County (Port Charlotte, Florida 33980) is a non-profit organization that provides temporary home, medical services, and caring attention for countless dogs, cats, and other animals. The shelter exists solely due to the generous contributions of citizens, businesses, and the community.


We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the alleviation of pain and suffering of animals.

Our animal shelter provides safe refuge, nourishment, and love to hundreds of homeless animals each month.

The shelter accepts all animals brought in by Charlotte County residents and Animal Control. Approximately 5,000 animals are received each year

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Paws2Help (West Palm Beach, Florida 33409) is a small, privately run animal services charity. The organization is 100% for the animals, not the profit.


Here at Paws2Help, our ultimate goal is no unwanted, homeless or abused companion animals. Our emphasis to achieve this end is primarily, but not confined to, spay/neuter and public information and education. Secondarily, we endeavor to make basic veterinary care available to ALL pets in need, regardless of their owner’s ability to pay.

Lastly, but not with less importance, we will change the concept and accepted attitude about housing animals in public and private shelters from chain link and concrete kennels for some, and steel cages for others, to a comfortable home style environment for all. Each hour of every day we, as the owner, staff, volunteers, and members of Paws2Help, strive to push toward this destination.

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Peaceful Ridge Rescue (Davie, Florida 33330) believes that every horse deserves a second chance.


Peaceful Ridge Rescue is always on a mission to find a home for every horse.

Show a horse kindness and he will give you his big heart……


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Rabbits are classified as both pets and livestock, so they are farmed, experimented on, eaten, worn, made into lucky charms, and some are kept as household pets. Unfortunately like other companion animals, domestic rabbits are also discarded by irresponsible owners. Thousands of rabbits end up in animal shelters each year, and they are the 3rd most euthanized animal in shelters annually. It is because of these sad truths that the Gainesville Rabbit Rescue (Gainesville, Florida) was created.


Papaya and Kiwi

Gainesville Rabbit Rescue is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 by two University of Florida students. GRR’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and adopt out rabbits to loving homes, as well as educate current and potential rabbit owners. GRR does not turn away any rabbit regardless of disability, illness, age, or temperament. Rescued rabbits are nursed back to optimum health and spayed/neutered before being placed up for adoption. The organization’s main goal is to see that the right rabbit is placed with the right family, so GRR screens all adoptive families to ensure the rabbit is placed in a secure and loving home.

All rabbits live in foster homes with dedicated volunteers, seeing that they are litter box trained, well fed, and well cared for, with expenses more often than not coming from their own pockets. GRR has chapters operating in Gainesville, Orlando, and Daytona.

We are at the Gainesville Petsmart every Sunday from 11:30-4pm. We are also at Petsmart in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ocala, Lady Lake, and Jacksonville on select days. [Check our Facebook page for dates and times on those locations.]

Currently Gainesville Rabbit Rescue has 80+ rabbits in its care, and has an ever growing waiting list.

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When a real horse walks into the hospital room of a sick child, it is always a magical experience. Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses (Gainesville, Florida 32635) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. The teams of tiny horses visit over 25,000 adults and children each year inside hospitals, hospice programs, and with children who have experienced traumatic events. From the school children and first responders of Sandy Hook Elementary School / Newtown, CT, to the tornado survivors of Moore, OK, child trafficking victims in Washington D.C. and even children living in orphanages in Greece, these tiny horses bring their special love where it is needed most.


Gentle Carousel’s award winning literacy program Reading Is Magic also brings also real horses inside schools, at risk youth programs and libraries to inspire young readers and “bring books to life.”

Gentle Carousel’s therapy horse Magic was named by TIME Magazine one of History’s Ten Most Courageous Animals (the only living animal on the list).  She is also AARP’s Most Heroic Pet in America, a Readers Digest/Americantowns Power of One Hero and was one of Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s Ten Most Heroic Animals In America.

Therapy horses Magic and Hamlet are honored to be 2014 Breyer Model Horses.

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