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Common Terms Associated with Animal Shelters

If you are looking for a pet, skip the pet store and head over to an animal shelter. If you need more information about animal adoption you can log onto the Humane Society website or head down to a local animal rescue in your city or county and speak to a volunteer. Before looking for your new dog or cat there are some animal shelter terms that you should become familiar with.

  • Animal Rescue or Shelter - An animal protection foundation that fights against pet cruelty. There are no-kill animal shelters which find homes for animals and do not put unwanted ones to sleep.
  • Adopt - To take care of an animal as one's own. Animal shelters allow people to adopt puppies and kittens for little to no cost.
  • Stray - A pet that roams or wanders without a definite home. Dogs and cats become strays after being abandoned by their original owners.
  • Pound - A facility where stray animals can wind up after being found on the street, rescued or given up by their owners. Foster homes are needed for these animals so that they do not have to be put to sleep.
  • Breeding - Reproducing offspring. People should have their pets fixed to avoid accidental breeding and unwanted offspring.
  • Abuse - Pet rescuers save dogs and cats from abusive situations and owners. They will often rescue them when an owner has been abusive, hurtful and neglectful to an animal. Animal abuse is prevalent at puppy mills and it is imperative that these puppies and kittens be rescued and sent to a loving home.
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    National Animal Control Association
    Olathe, KS 66061
    Do something to help your community and animals in need by adopting your next pet from our animal shelters. Find one near you through our nationwide association and help an animal in need.
     
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    Pet Pal Animal Shelter
    405 22nd St S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
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    (727) 328-7738
     
    User Review: "A very caring staff, careful placement of animals, excellent kennel, and best of all, a no kill facility."
    Pet Placement Inc
    5406 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
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    (941) 927-8832
     
    User Review: "Always nice friendly people and very good animals , good location" - ruth (FL)
    Parrot Outreach Society
    Po Box 381221, Murdock, FL 33938
    We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit parrot rescue organization. We take in the parrot you can no longer keep for whatever reason. Adoption application & home visit are required to adopt. Also an adoption contract & follow-up visits are required after adoption.
    (941) 815-0879
    Care Inc
    1528 27th St Se, Ruskin, FL 33570
    (813) 645-2273
    Ywca
    429 6th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
    (727) 823-2859
    Stay & Play Pet Resort
    3155 N Rye Rd, Parrish, FL 34219
    (941) 776-8599
    Greyhounds Pets of America
    10490 Gandy Blvd N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
    (727) 576-8547
    Alderson Kennel
    10490 Gandy Blvd N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
    (727) 576-1354
    Friends of Strays
    2911 47th Ave N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33714
    (727) 522-6566
    Trutech Inc Animal Control Service
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33747
    (727) 551-9199
    The Simply Spring Thrift Store
    209 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
    (813) 258-1185
    Trapper John Rodent & Animal Specialist
    Tampa, FL 33601
    (813) 222-0662
    Humane Society
    2515 Tamiami Trl, Bradenton, FL 34205
    (941) 747-8808
    Bishop Animal Shelter Spca of Manatee County Inc
    5718 21st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
    (941) 792-2863
    Humane Society of Tampa Bay
    3607 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607
    (813) 876-7138


    Animal shelters deal with the problem of unwanted pets and sometimes large animals and livestock. They may take in anything or specialize in a specific species such as dogs or horses. Many counties in the United States have a humane society. Animal control may also operate a 'pound' where homeless animals are held until they can be adopted. Unfortunately, many shelters eventually run out of space and may euthanize animals to make room. Adult animals are generally harder to place than puppies and kittens. An animal control facility also holds lost and stray animals until their owners can be found. Rescues may operate in the same way as shelters, or as networks that employ foster homes to take care of the animals. Most rescues are species specific and many focus on a specific breed, especially cat and dog rescues. Rescues are generally set up as charitable foundations and may have a board of directors. A county or city facility, on the other hand, may be arranged as part of the local government or through the local humane society. Rescues and shelters may also deal with cases of cruelty and abuse. Abusers are often expected to surrender their animals to a shelter or animal control center. Many animals that end up in shelters are abandoned, others are given up by their owners for financial or personal reasons. Some rescues may also help owners place animals without actually taking physical custody. Animal shelters are something of a sad necessity. In cases of deliberate neglect or abuse, animals may have to be held as evidence and their recovery photographically documented.
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