About H.A.L.O. Rescue
About Our Shelter...
HALO Rescue is a no kill rescue and adoption center. We are Indian River County's only no kill shelter and yearly intake over 2000 dogs and cats.
HALO accepts these animals regardless of age, medical condition, or behavioral reasons as space permits. Once an animal enters the shelter we provide all emotional, medical, and behavioral needs before placing that pet in a forever family. All of our animals leave spayed/neutered, vaccinated, HW or Leuk/Aids tested, and microchipped.
In the community we work weekly with Goodwill providing education to our volunteers with disabilities.
We have also begun a program with Meals on Wheels, a senior resource center providing food to families with pets on the same rotation as their own meals are being delivered.
We are the first shelter to begin a community cat diversion program where we expect to reduce the number of cats being euthanized in our county shelter by a targeted 900 cats/kittens within the next year.
HALO is a network partner with Best Friends and we are always seeking innovative fresh ideas for getting pets out of shelters, into homes, and off the euthanasia lists.
We do not receive government funding but rely solely on donations, fundraisers and grants to continue our lifesaving work.
Donate to Our Shelter...
Come Meet Our Pets...
You can come and meet our animals at HALO anytime Monday-Friday 9-5 and Saturdays 10-4 at our main location on US1 at 710 Jackson St. Sebastian, Fl 32958.
We also have a cage free cat adoption center located at the Indian River County Mall and our furry felines can be seen there Monday & Tuesday 12-4, Wednesday & Thursday 11-6, Friday & Saturday 10-7, and Sundays 12-6!
Our Adoption Process...
There is a one time, NON-REFUNDABLE application fee of $25.00 for ANY adoption. Our adoption fees vary from $60.00-$275.00 for dogs and $60.00-$75.00 for cats. Adoption fees for other types of animals vary. Our adoption fees help to cover our costs for spaying/neutering, the rabies vaccine and county tag, puppy/kitten vaccines, heartworm, leuk/aids, fecal testing, and microchipping. Our adoption fees in most cases do not even cover the basic veterinary costs,
ANY EXTRA CONTRIBUTIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED AND GO TOWARDS FEEDING AND SHELTERING THE ANIMALS HERE.
Q. Exactly what vaccinations has my new pet received?
A. All dogs are vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza. Pets over 5 months old also receive their Rabies vaccine and county tag (dogs and cats). The Rabies vaccine is a Statewide requirement and you MUST register your new pet with your county. Please check the laws in your county regarding registration procedures and costs.
Q. Why does my new cat/dog have to be spayed/neutered?
A. Our goal at H.A.L.O. Rescue is to save as many lives as possible. Nearly 70,000 puppies are born in the United States every day. Only 25% of those puppies will find loving homes. Five million of them are euthanized in shelters every year. That’s one every 6.5 seconds. Decreasing the overpopulation of abandoned and abused animals is our highest priority. By spaying/neutering we are not only ensuring better health for your pet, we are also decreasing future accidental pregnancies, which causes overpopulation. Because of our strong belief that spaying and neutering decreases our pet overpopulation, we have teamed up with local veterinarians and offer low cost spay and neuter vouchers.
Come to HALO and pick up your voucher. It is affordable and for every pet fixed, you are doing your part in saving hundreds of lives.