The Gulf Coast Humane Society is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization serving Southwest Florida for more than 60 years. Our mission is to provide humane care for surrendered animals by offering refuge, providing medical care, and facilitating an adoptive home. Each year we take in more than 1,200 animals in need of compassionate care.
The work we do to care for these animals is all possible thanks to the support of those of you in the community who care deeply about the welfare of homeless pets. They thank you - and so do we.
Adoption Center Hours:
Monday - noon to 5:00pm
Tuesday - noon to 5:00pm
Wednesday - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday - noon to 5:00pm
Friday - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday - noon to 5:00pm
Sunday - noon to 4:00pm
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Tel. 239 332 2719 for appointment
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Gulf Coast Humane Society can only take animals that are surrendered by their owner. There is a $50 surrender fee to help offset the cost of caring for your animal while it is at the shelter. Due to requirements by Lee County Animal Services, we are unable to take strays or abandoned animals. These animals should be taken to Lee County Animal Services.
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Gulf Coast Humane Society does not euthanize for lack of space or length of time spent at our facility. We have very strict guidelines for the performance of euthanasia:
ONLY animals found to have health conditions that are deemed untreatable or severely contagious and will place the other pets in our care in harm will be considered for euthanasia.
ONLY those animals found to be severely aggressive and are a threat to the general public will be considered for euthanasia. In cases of severe aggression we utilize a five-step policy before such a decision is made.
Spay and Neuter
We spay or neuter all animals prior to adoption. Spaying and neutering is the first step in the battle against pet overpopulation. Spaying and neutering your pets also provides numerous health and behavioral benefits.
Most often we have dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and rabbits. Sometimes we have ferrets and guinea pigs available for adoption. Our variety of available animals depends on the types of animals surrendered to us.
Pick-up of lost, stray, abused pets
The Gulf Coast Humane Society accepts only owner-surrendered pets who are brought to our shelter facility in Fort Myers. We do not have the means to pick-up lost, stray, or abused pets. To report a lost, stolen, found, or abused pet, please contact Lee County Animal Services at 239.LEE.PETS. (239.533.7387)
No, we do not receive funding from any government entity or other humane organization nor are we affiliated with any other national or local humane organizations. We rely on donations, fundraising events, and grants to sustain our programs and services.
The Gulf Coast Humane Society is proud to have the support and partnership of so many wonderful organizations in Southwest Florida and around the country. Please CLICK HERE to see a full list of partners and how to support the people and organizations who support us.