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Act Now — Save a Life!

Many animals in Highlands County desperately need homes. If you are able to, please consider opening your heart and home to one. You may not be able to save them all, but you can save one precious life.
One Dog Too Many

How Could You (pdf)

Articles about Integrating New Pets into Your Home

Humane Society of Highlands County (PetFinder)
Humane Society of Highlands County (Face Book)
7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd. • Sebring

News-Sun article from 7/22/11, " Humane Society Kennels Full":

Animal Control
7300 Haywood Taylor Blvd. • Sebring

Highlands Today article from 4/24/09 about the positive changes and increased adoptions/rescues at Animal Control:

Note: Animal Control now has pictures on its website of some of the dogs and cats available for adoption there. At Animal Control's website, click on the "Pets for Adoption" link (it will open as a PDF file).

Monday & Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Cats are kept 6 days before they are euthanized; dogs are kept for 10 days. There are many wonderful adoptable pets there who would make excellent companions.

Buddy's Buddies Animal Rescue, Inc.
A 501(c)3 charity, this non-profit is not a shelter, but rather a communications network. Its focus is on special needs dogs who are cared for by foster families until forever homes are found.

Dobermann Rescue of Lake Placid, Inc.
A list on Petfinders of Dobermans available for adoption from Dobermann Rescue of Lake Placid, Inc. This all-volunteer organization accepts Dobermans from humane societies, animal control facilities, people no longer able to care for them, and other sources. The organization's home page is at http://www.dobermannrescue.org/.

Heartland Cat Rescue & Adoption Society, Inc.
A no-kill rescue organization for cats operated by volunteers. The organization's mission is to find permanent loving homes for the kittens and cats it rescues.

Promise Acres Equine Rescue - Promise Acres is an equine rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming facility whose goal is to improve the well-being of the horses who enter the premises.

You can find links for Florida-based rescue/adoption organizations in other counties and cities on the Florida Pet Rescue Organizations page.

Polk County Animal Services Website - Adoptable animals in its shelter, plus lost pets.

Other Pet Adoption Listings:

DogsInDanger.com - Works with over 120 kill shelters nationwide to list dogs scheduled to be euthanized. DogsInDanger.com aims to save the lives of these dogs; the site is free for both shelters and people looking for pets to adopt. Users can search by location, dominant breed, or time left until death.
1-800-Save-A-Pet.com - Adopt a Friend. Save a Life. Our mission (and passion) is to help get homeless pets out of the shelters and into loving homes.
PetFinder.com - Adopt a Homeless Pet. Also lost and found.
PetHarbor.com - Listings for dogs and cats, sheep and horses, parakeets and hamsters who need homes. Also lost and found.

Articles about Integrating New Pets into Your Home

Introducing a Dog to Cats and Other Small Pets - ASPCA
Introducing Pets to a New Cat - HSUS
Introducing a New Dog to a Resident Cat - Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc.
Introducing a New Animal to Your Home - Anti-Cruelty Society
Introducing Your Dog to the Family - Britain's BlueCross.org
Introducing Your Dog to Other Animals - VeterinaryPartner
Introducing Your Kitten to the Family - Purina
May I Introduce...Fido? - Cats International

Euthanasia death toll (will open in a separate window)



Consider Adopting a Mature Pet — They Make Great Companions!

All Grown Up: The Unique Joys of Mature Pets

The Top Ten Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog

Contact HCAFA