Pet Friendly Shelters if Evacuation is Necessary
1. Animals must have current shots, license and must be kept in a carrier/cage. Hence, please
make sure all your pets are up-to-date with their shots, have a current license and that you
have a carrier(s)/cage(s) for your pet(s).
2. Owners must bring food, water, cleaning supplies, medications, etc., for their pets. Therefore,
before an evacuation is announced make sure you have adequate supplies available to take
with you prior to any emergency evacuation.
Port St. John Community Center
6650 Corto Road
Port St. John, FL
Viera Regional Park
2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940
Heritage High School
2351 Malabar Road NW
Palm Bay, FL
*All Pet Friendly shelters are first come, first served.
NOTE: Know the locations and how to get there quickly before an emergency develops.
NACC - The North Animal Care Center, 2605 Flake Road, Titusville, FL 32980 PH: 321-264-5119
SACC - The South Animal Care Center, 5100 West Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32935 PH: 321-253-6608
Humane Societies Closest to You
Central Brevard Humane Society, 1020 Cox Rd., Cocoa, FL 32909. PH: 321-636-3343
Humane Society of South Brevard, 2600 Otter Creek Lane, Melbourne, FL 32940. PH: 321-259-0601
SPCA of North Brevard, Inc., 455 Cheney Hwy., Titusville, FL 32780. PH: 321-267-8221 (Adoption Coordinator: Debra Cantwell ext. 240) www.SPCANORTHBREVARD.com
ADOPT A CAT & Save a Life
The SPCA of N. Brevard, as a No-Kill organization, is trying hard to move animals, especially cats, out of shelters that aren't No-Kill and to get them adopted into Forever Homes.
They now have adoptable cats and kittens at two new adoption locations in a storefront at:
Merritt Island Square Mall (just to the right of the main entrance) and
Melbourne Mall (to the right of the Dog Store)
Tell your friends & family and come down to adopt an adorable fur-ball who will love you unconditionally & relax you with purrs.
Concerning Animal Shelters
BEWARE - Not all Shelters are "No-Kill" Shelters. This means if a pet/animal is brought to their shelter and is not adopted out in a very timely manner, the animal WILL be Euthanized (Killed). Therefore, ALWAYS ask if the shelter you are considering is a "No-Kill" shelter BEFORE you bring in your pet/animal.
ALSO - Many shelters who refer to themselves as "No-Kill" actually mean that they don't euthanize (kill) any animal that is healthy and adoptable. If the animal is sick, injured or considered un-adoptable - they send the animal to another facility to be euthanized (killed). Make sure you ask the shelter what their policy really is concerning "No-Kill."
NOTE - Many "No-Kill" shelters have a quota and may not have space available at the time you call. Ask them if they can wait-list you for your pet's admission. It's important that you plan ahead in order to avoid having to place your pet in a shelter that euthanizes (kills) un-adoptable animals.
To find a No-Kill Animal Shelter near you, please go to this site:
For Animal Rescue & Adoptions throughout Florida:
www.FloridaPetPages.com and www.FloridaPets.net
Also, for adoption: please don't forget PetFinder: www.PetFinder.com
And more . . .
Friends for Animals Sanctuary
Rescue - Rehabilitation - Information - Adoption
218-A Eau Gallie Blvd. #18
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
Suntree-Viera Pet Rescue - A no-kill, non-profit 501(c)3 organization
committed to saving lives
Melbourne, FL 32941
Central Florida Animal Reserve Compassion - Conservation - Commitment
Sharpes, FL 32959
(tigers, lions, leopard, etc.)
Big Cat Rescue Caring for Cats - End the Trade
12802 Easy Street
Tampa, FL 33625
(excellent organization. highly recommend an arranged visit to see the great work they do)
Another way to help Brevard Animal Shelters:
Brevard Aiding Shelter Animals Project (501(c)3 organization)
"to generate resources to enhance Brevard County's animal shelters"
In Brevard County there is a 24-hour/7 days per week (including Holidays) Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Brevard, located at:
2281 W. Eau Gallie Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935
(corner of Eau Gallie & Croton with fast access from I-95)
"It is suggested that you phone ahead to save time in treating your pet."
For Cats in Particular
For Information & Help with Feral Cats in the Space Coast Area of Florida please go to: www.SCFNTNR.org (for the Space Coast Feline Network). If you would like to volunteer at SCFN, they would love to have you.
On Marco Island please go to: www.FloridaCatRescue.com
Looking for Low Cost or Free Spay-Neuter Programs? Go to this site for listings by State: http://www.lovethatcat.com
For Dogs in Particular
Looking to adopt a particular breed of dog? One excellent place to start is on PetFinder at www.PetFinder.org (you can input your breed and see what comes up).
Also, go to "Google" and do a search for a rescue organization that is breed specific. They will adopt out t an approved person/family. For example: put in "Boxer Rescue" and lots of sites will come up.
Lost & Found Pets in Brevard County
To list a lost pet and/or see pets that have been found (it may be yours) please check out the following sites:
This website is also a lost pet finder site, but you pay for services:
NOTE: Check "Resources - General" for other resources if you have lost your pet.
Bring the Vet to Your Pet
Dr. Donna Craig, D.V.M. of Outback Mobile Veterinary Services will provide veterinary care to dogs and cats in the comfort of their own home. This service is especially valuable and convenient if you have multiple pets, if you have an elderly or sick pet who would be overly stressed being brought to a vets office or if you find you need to euthanize your pet and wish to have it done in the familiar and comfortable surroundings of your pets home.
You can find out more by going to: www.outbackmobilevet.com or by calling: 321-848-1338.
We have lots of wildlife in Florida, especially in our protected areas. What do you do if you come across an injured animal? What do you do if you find a baby bird who has fallen out of his/her nest?
Call them for assistance. They will advise how to transport or help you if you are not able to bring the animal in yourself (e.g., what if it's a alligator?).
If you are able, take the animal/bird, etc., to:
Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
4560 U.S. 1
Melbourne, FL 32935
Hours: 9am - 5pm
Open 7 days a week
University of Florida
Pet Loss Support Hotline
Further Grief Support
PET GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
1st Thursday of every month
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection/New Ministry Chapter
Royal Palm Island
525 Minutemen Causeway
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Regardless of income.
Note: Rabies vaccine is required for age-appropriate felines prior to surgery.
Go online to: www.crittersavers.com or www.brevardanimalservices.com
Complete the application and mail with requested documentation to:
Central Brevard Humane Society
1020 Cox Road
Cocoa, FL 32926
To make an appointment call: 321-636-3343 Ext. 206
Also offers "low cost" Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic
Call 321-636-3343 for cost of services and to make an appointment
Low Cost Spay/Neuter
S.P.C.A. of North Brevard, Inc.
Clinic: 455 Cheney Highway
Titusville, FL 32780
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
Low Cost Vaccinations
7201 Shoppes Drive
Melbourne, FL 32940
Check www.luvmypet.com for time & money saving clinic instructions
Check with your local Walgreen's for dates & times when they offer low cost pet vaccinations
Animal Emergency Hospitals
Animal Specialty & Emergency Hospital
5775 Schenck Avenue
Rockledge, FL 32955
Hours of Operation:
Mon. to Thurs. 6pm to 8am
Weekends: Fri. 6pm to Mon. 8am
24 hours on all holidays
Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Brevard
2281 W. Eau Gallie Blvd.
Open 24 Hours