The Animal Refuge Center (ARC) of Fort Myers is a not for profit animal welfare society dedicated to stopping the escalating cost to impound, care for, kill and dispose of dogs and cats dying for no reason other than having been born. ARC is helping to cut the large numbers of homeless animals which eventually cuts the costs to taxpayers, which to date has reached over half a million dollars a year.
ARC is a non-euthanasia organization. Once we accept an animal for adoption, IT WILL NOT BE DESTROYED TO MAKE ROOM FOR ANOTHER. We are here to help the unwanted and neglected animals who now face certain death.
Come Meet Our Pets...
ARC cats are available for adoption everyday at Petco -- 9380 Dynasty Drive, ( near Colonial and 1-75 ) in Fort Myers.
Some of ARC's finest dogs are also available at Petco - 9380 Dynasty Drive, Fort Myers -- the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 2:00pm.
Our Adoption Process...
ARC is open 11am to 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday. The shelter is at 18011 Old Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers, near Lee Civic Center. Call (239) 731-3535 to make an appointment.
The cost to adopt a dog from ARC is $75. This cost includes the following:
Heartworm Testing Fecal Shots appropriate to age Rabies Vacination Spray/Neutering Heartgaard™ & Frontline™ Microchipping
The cost to adopt a cat from ARC is $65. This cost includes the following:
Feline Leukemia/FIV Test Fecal Shots appropriate to age rabies Vacination Spray/Neutering Advantage™ Microchipping
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