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Animal Refuge Center Animal rescue in North Fort Myers, FL

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.

Contact
Address
18011 Old Bayshore Road
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
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18011 Old Bayshore Road

North Fort Myers, FL 33917

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Adoptable pets at Animal Refuge Center

We'll also keep you updated on Athena's adoption status with email updates.
Special Needs
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Athena

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Adult
North Fort Myers, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Beau's adoption status with email updates.
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Beau

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Male, Adult
North Fort Myers, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Masha's adoption status with email updates.
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Masha

Labrador Retriever

Female, Adult
North Fort Myers, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Bruce -needs medical foster's adoption status with email updates.
Special Needs
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Bruce -needs medical foster

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Young
North Fort Myers, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Barney's adoption status with email updates.
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Barney

Hound (Unknown Type)

Male, Young
North Fort Myers, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Benji's adoption status with email updates.
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Benji

Great Dane

Male, Young
North Fort Myers, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Katie's adoption status with email updates.
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Katie

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Senior
North Fort Myers, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Bette's adoption status with email updates.
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Bette

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Young
North Fort Myers, FL

Rescue FAQs

We serve North Fort Myers, South Fort Myers, Cape Coral and surrounding towns in Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte counties.

Additional adoption info

ARC is open to the public from 10am to 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday, except major holidays. The shelter is at 18011 Old Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers, near Lee Civic Center. Appointments necessary to visit/adopt. Visit our website for instructions. www.AnimalRefugeCenter.com

Adoption application

https://animalrefugecenter.com/adoption-information

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We'll also keep you updated on BRANDY's adoption status with email updates.
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BRANDY

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 3 yrs
Fort Myers, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Tony's adoption status with email updates.
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Tony

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 5 yrs 11 mos
Naples, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Manny's adoption status with email updates.
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Manny

American Shorthair

Male
Naples, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Turvy's adoption status with email updates.
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Turvy

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 1 yr 9 mos
Englewood, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Star-Eligible for $50 Adoption Fee!'s adoption status with email updates.
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Star-Eligible for $50 Adoption Fee!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Female, 8 mos
Fort Myers, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Luna's adoption status with email updates.
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Luna

Domestic Mediumhair/Domestic Mediumhair

Female, 3 yrs 1 mo
Englewood, FL

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