ani

Animal Refuge Center


Visit Animal Refuge Center >> http://animalrefugecenter.com/   (report broken link)
5
Adoptable Pets in Florida
Animal Refuge Center
18011 Old Bayshore Rd
N. Ft Myers Fl 33917

SW Florida's largest no-kill shelter. ARC is a non-euthanasia organization. Once we accept an animal for adoption, IT WILL NOT BE DESTROYED TO MAKE ROOM FOR ANOTHER. We are here to help the unwanted and neglected animals who now face certain death.

Betty Hughes
Board Treasurer
Animal Refuge Center
239-731-3535

Do you need to find a loving home for your pet?

No-kill shelters do wonderful work, but as a result, are often inundated with pet surrenders. In the unfortunate scenario that you have to find a new home for your pet, please read through the rehoming solution and articles on this page before contacting the shelter.

Feral Cat TNR Program
0
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
0
Rescue Groups
0
Foster Care
5
Comprehensive Adoption Programs
0
Pet Retention
0
Medical and Behavior Programs
0
Public Relations/Community Involvement
0
Volunteers
5
Proactive Redemptions
5
A Compassionate Director
0
Post your review of Animal Refuge Center

 

1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Animal Refuge Center

 

2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Animal Refuge Center

 

3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Animal Refuge Center

 

4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Animal Refuge Center

 

5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Animal Refuge Center

 

6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Animal Refuge Center

 

7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Animal Refuge Center

 

8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Animal Refuge Center

 

9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Animal Refuge Center

 

10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Animal Refuge Center

 

11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Animal Refuge Center

Thank you for submitting your review!


Spread the word!

I just reviewed: Animal Refuge Center

www.nokillnetwork.org
In Florida

Post Your Comment
Rehome Your Pet

Comments

Post your comment on Animal Refuge Center



reply
Please help me find my cat Smudge Date Last Seen March 7, 2020 lost male ,fixed cat,3 years old.Estero blvd and Lovers lane.ft myers beach looks like Siamese. white and brown. Siamese mix does not liked to be picked up or held. Please call Debbie 239-878-7727
posted by Debbie Beattie Fleming, on 2020-03-10 19:35:58
reply
Please be on the lookout. My 1 1/2 year old medium hair tabby escaped my lanai on March 7 around NE 18th street in Cape Coral. He is neutered and chipped. I am unsure the number. His tail is very fluffy and he is very affectionate. Please call 239 822 6148 for information. His name is Bisou (bee-zoo)
posted by [email protected], on 2020-03-09 17:42:55
reply
Please be on the lookout. My 1 1/2 year old medium hair tabby escaped my lanai on March 7 around NE 18th street in Cape Coral. He is neutered and chipped. I am unsure the number. His tail is very fluffy and he is very affectionate. Please call 239 822 6148 for information. His name is Bisou (bee-zoo)
posted by [email protected], on 2020-03-09 17:42:48
reply
"We are here to help the unwanted and neglected animals who now face certain death". I called to ask if they would take a neglected older dog who is facing death in the next day or so if we can't find a rescue and the woman at the desk was so rude when I was in tears and she hung up on me. Many of these places just want the most adoptable dogs and could care less about the ones who really need help. Shameful person should not be working at a rescue.
posted by [email protected], on 2020-02-05 18:01:37
reply
"We are here to help the unwanted and neglected animals who now face certain death". I called to ask if they would take a neglected older dog who is facing death in the next day or so if we can't find a rescue and the woman at the desk was so rude when I was in tears and she hung up on me. Many of these places just want the most adoptable dogs and could care less about the ones who really need help. Shameful person should not be working at a rescue.
posted by [email protected], on 2020-02-05 18:01:24
reply
HELP! 1/13/2020. My cat ran in between my husbands legs when he opened the front door. Hes all black with a little white spot on the tip of his tail. Hes never been outside before and hes really scared. Lost by boyscout drive fort myers florida. Hes 2 yeats old.
posted by Chelsea Lynn, on 2020-01-14 14:50:50
reply
LOST 10-10-19 FEMALE, SPADED, MEDIUM LENGTH HAIR, CHARCOAL COLOR, TABBY CAT, HAS NO COLLAR ON BUT IS CHIPPED. RAN AWAY AFTER ESCAPING BY CLIMBING THE LANAI AND GETTING ON THE ROOF. PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE BY EMAIL ([email protected]) IF SHE HAS POSSIBLY BEEN SEEN OR CAUGHT. SW 28TH AVE. 33991 CAPE CORAL AREA.
posted by [email protected], on 2019-10-15 20:52:20
reply
Alert: Missing Samson. He is a 2ry old gray and white male cat lost in N Ft Myers in Tara Woods Community. He really is a beautiful boy inside and out and if he is out there alive and breathing I will not stop looking for him. If you have any info please call 239-265-3417 https://www.facebook.com/FloridaLostPets/photos/a.444507402604033/1116007718787328/?type=3&theater
posted by Pam Slatky Moore, on 2019-08-28 15:50:58
reply
Please help us find our cat, Lamar. He is orange and white. He was wearing a collar with bell . Disappeared from Heatherwood Lakes in Cape Coral. Call if you have any info please 239-834-7131
posted by DanaNCarlisleBarker, on 2019-05-03 17:37:33
reply
I am pleading with yiu to please save a dog named Cobi who is a male 2 year old Pittie who was dumped by his owner into the Sebring, Fl. Shelter and is due to die soon. His #25971 pen # A5. He is so sad and doesn't understand what he did to end up here.. He is totally gorgeous too. God bless you for all you do to save these innocent babies . Happy Thanksgiving to all.
posted by DarleneDueweke, on 2014-11-21 10:10:50