Join in for this dynamic week for Florida's animals! 

We are thrilled to announce the Florida Week for the Animals presented by Animal World USA returns in 2024.  See our Calendar of Events page for the previous events that took place across Florida during the last Florida Week for the Animals.! 

To see how other states have celebrated their weeks, please visit

Throughout the week, educational institutions, animal shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting scores of wonderful animal-related special events.  Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across Florida will be joining in, creating and planning their exciting activities to celebrate and help animals.  

Events will include adoption fairs, spay/neuter events, Dog Bowl, Husky outings, , festivals, shelter sanctuary volunteer & party anniversary, displays & programs in libraries, activities to help the farm animals and therapy dogs visiting hospitals and living assisted homes.

Also to be included are a salute to our K-9 military and police dogs,  pet blessing, cat events,  educational programs, and fun-filled festival days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the always amazing animals!

Please become involved! We need animal lovers everywhere in Florida to  collectively participate!  See the page "Become Involved" on this website for lots of great ideas and suggestions on what you can do.

See  Calendar of Events pages for exciting events  and please note we will be adding events and activities up to and throughout the exciting week. 

Please Join Together with...

-Animal World USA        
-A Second Chance Puppies & Kittens Rescue, Inc,  
-A Second Chance Rescue, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33421  (561) 333-1100
-Abandoned Pet Rescue,  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304   (954) 728-9010
-Adopt a Cat Foundation, Lake Park, FL 33403 (561) 848-6903
-Adopt a Rescued Kitty Inc.
-Adopt A Stray
-Alachua County Animal Services  Gainesville, FL 32609 (352) 264-6870
-Alachua Humane Society
-Alaqua Animal Refuge Destin 
-All Pet Rescue
-Animal Abuser Registry Movement - Florida
-Animal Advocates FL
-Animal Aid, Inc.
-Animal Birth Control
-Animal Coalition of Tampa
-Animal Ministries
-Animal Network, Inc.
-Animal Rescue Force of South Florida, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
-Animal Rescue Foundation
-Animal Welfare Alliance of Central Florida
-Animals in Need USA
-Animals Helping Humans, Humans Helping Animals, AHHHHA
-Applause your Paws
-Audubon Florida  4500 Biscayne Blvd Suite 350, Miami, FL 33137 
 (305) 371-6399
-Bark Central Dog Park
-Bay County Animal Control
-Beauty's Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc. 
-Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services 5100 West Eau Gallie Blvd  Melbourne, FL 32934   Phone: 321-633-2024
-Big Cat Rescue,  12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625 (813) 920-4130
-Big Dog Rescue
-Brandon Wood, Make a Chimp Smile
-Busch Wildlife Rescue  
-Cane's Crossing
-Canine Corral                                
-Caring Canines Pet Therapy
-Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary Education Center  
-Casey's Place Animal Sanctuary, Inc.
-Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA 
-Cats of Don Bayou
-Cat Network Inc 
-Cats-Can, Inc. 
-Center for Great Apes - Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation
-Christian Vegetarian Association
-City of Hialeah
-Cinema Verde
-Citizens for Pets in Condos
-Clay County Animal Control Green Cove Springs, FL 32043  (904) 269-6342
-CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm 
-Coastal Poodle Rescue 
-Compassionate Pug Rescue
-Critter Magazine
-CR Farm Miniatures
-Crossed Paws Pet Rescue, Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 229-5259

-Dade County Jail Dog Program
-Darlynn's Darlins
-Dawgs In Prison
-Deaf Dog Education Action Fund 
-Defenders of Wildlife
-Dogs and Cats Forever
-Dogs Rule, Serving All Your Pet's Needs Gainseville & Newberry
-Domestic Animal Services - Lee County Southwest Florida, Ft. Myers FL Phone: 239-533-7387
-Domino's House, Palm City, FL 34990     : (772) 781-5592
-Edgewater Animal Shelter, Edgewater, FL 32132 (386) 402-7476
-Eglin Air Force Base K-9's
-Eglin Pet Welfare
-Elite Greyhound Rescue
-End of the Line Cafe
-ERAF - Horse Rescue Palm City, FL 34990 Phone: (772) 220-0150
-Fallin Pines Rescue
-Fefe & Molly’s Weiner Dogs of S. Florida             
-Feral Fanciers
-First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Jacksonville, FL 32208  (904) 425-0005
-Florida Aid to Animals (low cost animal care) Melbourne, Fl 32935 & Palm     Bay, FL 32909
-Florida Animal Control Association
-Florida Animal Law
-Florida Boxer Rescue
-Florida Directory of Spay Neuter Assistance Programs
-Florida Disaster-Division of Emergency Mgmt.

-Florida Dog
-Florida Keys SPCA,   Key West, FL  (305) 294-4857
-Florida Poodle Rescue, Inc.
-Florida State Parks   (850) 245-2157
-Florida Veterinary Medical Association
-Florida Voices for Animals 
-Franklin County Humane Society Eastpoint, FL 32328  (850) 670-8417
-Friends of Citrus County Animal Services  Inverness, FL 34451      352.201.8664
-Furry Friends Adoption Ctr & Clinic
-Gainesville Rabbit Rescue
-Gator Harley-Davidson, Inc.
-Get a Life Pet Rescue
-Get Rescued in Gulfport
-Gold Coast Arabians
-Goliath & Bebe's
-Great Dane Rescue of South Florida                     
-Greyhound Pets of Orlando  1260 S Ronald Reagan Blvd, Longwood, FL 32750
  (407) 332-4754
-Greyhounds in Motion, Winter Park, FL 32789 (321) 287-7001
-Grey2K USA Education Fund 
-Gulf Coast Humane Society, Fort Myers, FL 33901
-Guinea Pig Resort 
-Haile's Angels Pet Rescue
-Hands Across The Sand Environmental Event and Potluck 
-Hardee Animal Control
-Healing Animals
-Heartland Horse Rescue Ranch Panama City, FL 32409   (850) 960-4543
-Hero Assistance Dogs
-Heaven's Gates Animal Ministries
-Heidi's Legacy
-Here Kitty Kitty Adoptions
-Hernando County Animal Services
-Hillsborough County Animal Services, Tampa, FL 813) 744-5660
-Hobe Sound Animal Protection League
-Hollydog Greyhound Adoptions
-Home Van Pet Care Project
-Honor Animal Sanctuary
-Hope Dreams & Horses 
-Hope Equine Rescue, Winter Haven (863) 287-7503   
-H.O.R.S.E. Inc.  
-Horse Protection Association of Florida                               
-HorseSisters Equine Assisted Therapy 

-Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education (HAWKE)
-Humane Society & Adoption Ctr at PAWS
-Humane Society of Broward County  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
  Phone: (954) 463-4870
-Humane Society of Central Florida
-Humane Society of Greater Miami North Miami Beach, FL 33160
  Phone: (305) 696-0800 
-Humane Society of Highland County 
-Humane Society of Lake County, 16435 McKinley Rd, Umatilla, FL 32784
 (352) 589-7400
-Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch, Myakka City, FL 34251 (941) 361-1071
-Humane Society of Polk County, Winter Haven, FL 33884 (863) 324-5227
-Humane Society of St. Lucie County 100 Savannah Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34982    (772) 461-0687
-Humane Society of Manatee County Bradenton, FL 34205
  Phone: (941) 747-8808
-Humane Society of Marion County
-Humane Society Naples,  Naples, FL    (239) 643-1555
-Humane Society of the Nature Coast  
-Humane Society of Northeast Florida 112 Norma St, Hollister, FL 32147  
 (386)  325-1587
-Humane Society of St. Lucie County  100 Savannah Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34982
-Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. 994 CR 529A, Lake
  Panasoffkee, FL 33538   (352) 793-9117
-Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County- Vero Beach, FL 
 (772) 388-3331
-Humane Society of Tampa Bay 
-Humane Society of the Treasure Coast  4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave, Palm     City, FL 34990  (772) 223-8822

-In Harmony With Nature
-Island Dog Outfitter
-It's All About Cats
-Jacksonville Animal Care & Control
-Jacksonville Bath House
-Jacksonville Humane Society   8464 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216 Phone: (904) 725-8766
-Jacksonvlle Zoo & Gardens. Jacksonville, FL 32218 (904) 757-4463
-Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary Gainesville, FL 32653
  Phone: (386) 462-7779
-Jupiter Horseman’s Association  
-Jury-Duty Spay & Neuter Program 
-Keys  SPCA
-Karl's Kids Program, Inc.
-Kindred Spirits Sanctuary ( farm animals) Ocala, FL Ocala, FL 34482
-K9 Frisbee
-K9's for Warriors   (904) 686-1956
-Lee County Animal Services
-Leroy Collins Leon County Library System
-Little Bear Sanctuary, Punta Gorde
-Lost Angels Animal Rescue Inc
-Lucky Cat Adoptions
-Lucky Parrot Sanctuary
-Luv A Pet                                                     
-MacDill Air Force Base K-9's
-Makin' Tracks Trail Rides
-Max Norman Photography
-Miami Coalition Against BSL
-Miami Dade Govt.                     Dial 311
-Miami-Dade County Animal Services
-Muvico Movie Theater
-Nature Speaks, Equine Based Education
-NIFAA: National Institute for Animal Advocacy
-Noah's Ark Pot Belly Pig Rescue
-Northeast Everglade Trails Association  
-Octavio Feline Foundation 
-Operation Catnip
-Orange County Animal Services 2769 Conroy Rd, Orlando, FL 32839
  Phone: (407) 836-3111
 -Osceola County Animal Services St Cloud, FL 34769
 Phone: (407) 742-8000

-Panhandle Equine Rescue Cantonment, FL 32533.  Phone: 850-587-3565
-Parish of Sts. Francis and Clare
-Pasco County Animal Services
-Paws for Friendship, Inc Pet Therapy
-Paws On Parole, Gainesville, FL
-Peace River Wildlife Center 400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
 (941) 637-3830
-Pet Pal Animal Shelter
-PetNet, “Party with a purpose” to help homeless pets 
-Pet Suites of America, Bradenton & Winter Springs, Florida 
-Pet Therapy, "Honoring our Elders"
-Petwork Network
-Pinellas County Animal Services 12450 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33774
 Phone: (727) 582-2600 
Polka Dogz Pet Rescue, Oakland FL  352-571-0032
-Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station  4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
 (386) 761-1821
-Project Pup Pet Therapy
-Pug Rescue of Florida
-Rescue Rehab Home
-Rescuing Unwanted Friendly Fidos RUFF
-Rising Star Rottweiller Rescue  
-Rooterville, A Sanctuary Inc.  5579 Darwood St, Melrose, FL 32666
  Phone: (386) 661-2287
-RUFF Dog Rescue

-Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue Center Inc       
-Safe Harbor Animal Rescue
-S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, Inc. of Northeast Florida
-St. Augustine Humane Society. ST. Augustine, FL (904) 829-2737
-Sanctuary Animal Refuge
-Santa Rosa County Animal Services
-Santa Rosa County Horse Assistance Council
-Satchel's Last Resort Rescue and Sanctuary, Sarasota (941) 924-5070
-Save a Dog, Save a Cat, Inc.
-Save A Pet Florida, Inc.
-Save the Manatee Club, Jimmy Buffett, Maitland, FL   (407) 539-0990 
-Saving Animals for Everyone Sanctuary
-Saving Animal Via Education
-Second Chance for Strays Inc. 
-Second Chance Rescue
-Second Hope Chance Rescue, Inc. 
-Seminole County Animal Services  232 Bush Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773 (407)    665-5201
-7WHSKRS Cat Rescue Inc., Winter Garden, FL
-Serenity Spell
-Siberian Husky of Florida, Inc. : 4846 N University Dr #333, Lauderhill, FL  33351    Phone: (954) 540-7373
-S.O.C.K.S. Animal Shelter
-South Florida’s Animal Rescue Mission
-South Florida Siberian Rescue, 4846 N University Dr #333, Lauderhill, FL       33351   (954) 540-7373
-South Florida Vegans and Vegetarians 
-South Florida Vets
-Southeast Bloodhound Rescue
-Southwest Florida Eagle Cam
-Southeast Llama Rescue
-Southeast Volusia Humane Society 800 Humane Society Rd, DeLand, FL 32720       (386) 734-2450
-Southeastern Guide Dogs
-Southwest Florida German Shepherd Rescue Inc.,  Punta Gorda, FL 33955
 (941) 575-0243
-Spay and Save, Inc.
-S.P.O.T. -Stop Pet Overpopulation Together
-SPCA of Central Florida Lakeland, FL 33813  (863) 646-7722
-SPCA Tampa Bay
-Suncoast Animal League
-Suncoast Basset Rescue
-Suncoast Humane Society  Englewood, FL 34224  (941) 474-7884
-Susan McCauley Jewelry

-Tampa Bay Humane Society 3607 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607  (813) 876-7138   
-Tampa Bay House Rabbit Society
-The Animal League Street, Clermont, FL 34711    Phone: (352) 394-1818
-The Animal Rescue Movement 
-The Animal Welfare Alliance of Central Florida
-The Bully Beat
-The Cat Network
-The Dog Listener of Florida
-The Doodle Rescue Collective of Florida
-The Gryphon Press
-The Old Dog House
-The Peeps Foundation 
-The Pet Pastors
-The Safe Harbor NoKill Animal Sanctuary and Hospital,  185 E Indiantown Rd
Jupiter, Florida  (561) 747-1598
-The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville
-The Valiant Trust
-The Village of North Palm Beach 
-Therapy Dogs of South Florida
-Tri-County Humane Society  Palm Beach -Broward- Miami-Dade
-Two Feathers Wildlife Center Inc.    

-United for Animals
-Valerie Aune, Animal Artist
-Veg 4 Life Gainesville
-Vegetarians of Central Florida (VegCF) 
-Vegetarian Union of North America     
-Venice Theatre, Sarasota
-Volusia County Animal Services, Daytona Beach, FL   (386) 323-3575
-West Volusia Humane Society
-Wild Horse Rescue Center Mims, FL 32754  Phone: (321) 427-1523
-World Equestrian Center, Ocala
-Windhorse Sanctuary in Williston
- Ybor Chicken Society
-Ziggy's Haven Parrot Rescue, Adoption & Sanctuary  

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Week for the Animals 
2024 Dates TBA!
Cover Artist Valerie Aune 
 "Citrus Delight"
Florida Governor 
Ron DeSantis 
Winter Springs 
Thank you Govenor DeSantis for proclaiming the Week.
Scroll down to read the proclamation. Also thanks to Governors Charlie Crist and Rick Scott for proclaming
Florida Week for the Animals during their terms.
Charlie Crist 
Rick Scott
Jimmy Buffett 
"The Sunshine State"