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

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Open Wed-Sun from 11am-4pm for visits, adoptions & tours (excluding major holidays). 

Volunteers are welcomed every day!

239 -731-3535


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.