Florida – Shelters

 There’s several types of shelters out there and sometimes single mothers come across the time where they need shelters. Sometimes it’s for something sweet like the wants of adopting a family pet or adopting a pet for your kids. Sometimes it’s for a more serious cause like domestic abuse or someone harming your child and yourself. Sometimes it’s for something just as stressing such as getting thrown out of your home and you need a homeless shelter temporarily.

Whatever the reason may be, Florida does have options for you and I will provide a few of those options to you in hopes they can give you the help you need.

Animal Shelters and Rescues in Florida

The Florida Humane Society
Location: Pompano Beach, FL
website: http://www.floridahumanesociety.org/
This provides help for animals in Pompano Beach. It has volunteer options, it has adoption days, special events as well as dogs, cats, and special needs pets for those who can handle special needs pets. This is a good option for pet lovers to adopt from and if you’re interested, a good option to consider volunteering at.

Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Location: St Petersburg, FL
website: http://www.petpalanimalshelter.com/
This shelter offers both dogs and cats, as well as donation options which helps provide for the animals they help. Their website shows the animal of the day and they have special events that always feature the animals.

Orange County Animal Services: Pet Rescue and Adoption
Location: Orlando, FL
website: http://www.orangecountyfl.net/AnimalsPets.aspx#.VBHlXKb-oTA
Now this is in Orlando and is another good option for Orlando residents. They’re open from Monday to Friday, 10-6 and 1-5 on Saturday and Sunday. They have featured pets on their website and they have pet news, and featured events if you’re interested in that.

Jacksonville Humane Society
Location: Jacksonville, FL
website: http://www.jaxhumane.org/Home.aspx
This is Jacksonville’s humane society and it has a professionally developed website. It has links to its facebook and twitter on its website and it also has information, a donation button, and resources on its website. You can click a link to see the cats and dogs available for you to choose from and at the bottom of the page, it also gives you addresses to the animal hospital and thrift store. This really is a good option.

Safe Animal Shelter
Location: Middleburg: FL
website: http://www.safeanimalshelter.com/
This is located in Middleburg and it also has a lot of helpful information on its website. It states its mission like other websites, features events and has a button for options to adopt. It also has a button for those who want to help them. This is a good option for Middleburg residents.

Domestic Violence Shelters

Domestic Abuse Center
website: http://www.domesticabuseshelter.org/
This provides useful information for domestic and sexual abuse victims. It has useful links and resources, it has a donation option and if you’re in serious need, it has a 24 hour hotline which you can call at any time, day or night. This is definitely useful for those who need it.

Women in Distress of Broward County
website: http://www.womenindistress.org/
This is good for Broward county residents and despite its name, you can bring your kids, as with any of these options. It’s website is very resourceful and it also has a 24 hour hotline which you can call anytime, day or night.

Florida Coalition against Domestic Abuse
website: http://www.fcadv.org/
This website provides you with resourceful information and helps you with tips and how to protect you and your teens. It helps you detect how far too far and it can provide you with centers if you need them.

The Shelter for Abused Women and Children
website: http://www.naplesshelter.org/
This provides help for women and children, and if you know someone who needs help, you can select the option to help a friend and see what they suggest. This website is very informational and is a good option for those who need it.

Homeless Shelters

Orlando Homeless Shelters
website: http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=Orlando&state=FL
This is a list of some homeless shelters in Orlando, Fl and it is a good resource for Orlando residents if they need it. Definitely take a look at it.

Get Help Florida: Shelters
website: http://gethelpflorida.org/shelters/
This is another informational website and it is a good resource if you need it. When looking for homeless shelters, it is good to have all the resources you can.

Homeless Voice
website: http://www.homelessvoice.org/
This is a good site to check out. They can help you or if you know someone who is about to be homeless, they can help them too. They do their best to help those in need and they do appear to generally care.

Tampa Homeless Shelters
website: http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=Tampa&state=FL
This is a list of shelters in Tampa, Fl and if you look in your area, you can find several lists like this. Definitely take a look at this website.

Now there are many more options out there but these are only naming a few and I hope this provides a decent list for you. If you can, do your own web searches at a friend’s house or at a library and if it’s an animal shelter, definitely look for what’s available in your area.

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