Resources in Florida

Pet Friendly Shelters, if Evacuation is Necessary

Please Note:
  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
PH: 321-633-1904

Viera Regional Park
2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940
PH: 321-433-4897

Heritage High School
2351 Malabar Road NW
Palm Bay, FL
PH: 321-722-4178

*All Pet Friendly shelters are first come, first served.
NOTE: Know the locations and how to get there quickly before an emergency develops.

For information on new animal evacuation laws go to:

  • 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)  

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. 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:

and specifically for cats go to The Cat Network site:,-Inc~286

For Animal Rescue & Adoptions throughout Florida:

Also, for adoption: please don't forget PetFinder:

And more . . .

Friends for Animals Sanctuary
Rescue - Rehabilitation - Information - Adoption
218-A Eau Gallie Blvd. #18
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

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: (for the Space Coast Feline Network). If you would like to volunteer at SCFN, they would love to have you.


Looking for Low Cost or Free Spay-Neuter Programs? Go to this site for listings by State:

For Dogs in Particular

Looking to adopt a particular breed of dog? One excellent place to start is on PetFinder at (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 to 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.
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: or by calling: 321-848-1338. (NOTE: Faster response if you e-mail her)

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 the organizations below for assistance. They will advise how to transport the animal 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

Natures Haven (Diana)

321-632-8545 or 321-636-0266

Florida Wildlife Hospital (Sherry)



University of Florida
Pet Loss Support Hotline

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: or
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 for time & money saving clinic instructions

Walgreen's Pharmacies
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
PH: 321-752-7600
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.
Melbourne, FL
PH: 321-725-5365
Open 24 Hours

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