HELP US HELP THEM

These are just a few of our current residents at the Animal Refuge Center. They're each in search of their forever home, and would love to come home with you.  However, there are many ways you can support the animals at ARC if adoption is not an option for you.

LOCATION

Animal Refuge Center
18011 Old Bayshore Road
North Fort Myers, FL, 33917

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HOURS

Open Wed-Sun from 11am-4pm for visits, adoptions & tours (excluding major holidays). 
Volunteers are welcomed every day!

PHONE:
239 -731-3535

OUR MISSION

The Animal Refuge Center is a 501c3 Non-Profit animal welfare society. We are a non-euthanasia organization dedicated to caring for all homeless animals brought into our care.

As the largest no-kill shelter/sanctuary in SW Florida, we provide interim shelter and medical care to homeless, injured or abandoned animals.  Our philosophy avows that once an animal is accepted for adoption, it will not be destroyed to make room for another. 

We place approximately 500 dogs and cats per year into responsible, loving homes through direct and indirect adoptions.  

ARC’s on-going mission is to provide community education as to the needs and care of animals, and public awareness regarding the importance of spaying and neutering their animal companions, with the ultimate result being the elimination of euthanasia.

 

WE RELY ON YOUR GENEROSITY : DONATE TODAY!

The Animal Refuge Center could not survive were it not for the kindness and generosity of the public.  Through donations acquired by caring people, ARC has cared for and found homes for thousands of animals over the past 20+ years.  Just $5 can go a long way so please consider a donation! 

 
 

Who Will Be Their Voice? A Year-End Appeal...

This short video chronicles some of ARC's successes in 2016.  We owe so very much of what we're able to accomplish to our supporters and donors.  Donors of their time, of supplies, of support online through social media and word of mouth, and yes of course, donors of money.  Every dollar goes directly to the support and care of our animals.  Every dollar. It's the season of giving.  Can you think of a more worthy cause?!

RECENT / UPCOMING EVENTS view all

The 2018 ARC Annual Calendar

The creation of the 2018 edition of ARC's annual calendar is now under way!  The cost will be just $10, including tax and shipping.  Your purchase of this beautiful publication will help to support the nearly 450 beautiful canines and felines residing at our shelter. You’ll also help to support the businesses that support ARC.  These calendars make a fantastic stocking stuffer for the animal lover in your life.

Additionally, we still have MANY advertisement slots available for your local business, or even your own personal photo of your pet or personal message.  Please contact Bonney at bonneyleckie@embarqmail.com to secure your slot today!

 

OUR SPONSORS