Save A Pet Florida

Last Updated on August 21, 2023 by Hannah Stevens

What They Do

Save A Pet Florida, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Gertrude Maxwell originally as “Save Precious Lives, Inc.” On January 19, 1988, the name was changed to Save A Pet Florida, Inc. Their volunteers give their time every day to rescue homeless animals from parking lots, abandoned buildings, car engines, etc.

People call them when they find an injured cat at work or somewhere where they live and do not know what to do. They are concerned about these cats and do not want them to suffer. While they will do our best to help, please remember that they are an all-volunteer organization and don’t have the financial resources to support the entire load. The organization can lend you a humane trap and provide instructions for use. If you need help, they can also connect you to a vet who can assist. They can also help pay the vet if their finances permit. The community can help save more injured stray cats and ensure that they don’t suffer unnecessary death. Let’s all help these cats.

Daily emails are sent by high kill facilities to inform them about injured and sick dogs that need rescue them in order to avoid euthanasia. Nearly all of the dogs in their foster program are recovering from an illness or accident.

Programs

Join their available programs to save injured and homeless pets. Find out about the programs that meet the critical needs of your communities. These programs were designed to fill the gaps in the animal rescue sector.

They help homeless animals find foster homes for socialization, and they work in conjunction with PETCO for adoptions. Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M, they hold adoptions at Jupiter Petco 901 W. Indiantown Rd.

Veterinary Aid

People shouldn’t have to decide between euthanasia when their pet becomes injured or sick if they are unable to pay for it.

They are able to provide veterinary care for companion animals that have been injured or become sick of those experiencing financial hardship in Palm Beach County, FL thanks to a generous grant from Banfield Foundation (application and qualification required).

 This program is available for individuals that are unemployed/underemployed, on social security or disability, and those that meet the Federal Poverty Guidelines. You will need to provide proof of income and evidence of your application for Care Credit.

If you are eligible, they will pay a portion directly to the Veterinary Clinic for treatment of your companion animals with life threatening emergencies/conditions caused by illness or trauma, and non-life-threatening emergency situations/conditions, which are detrimental to the health of a pet. You must first have a diagnosis, treatment plan, an estimate from your vet, and response from Care Credit prior to applying.

To fill out our Financial Aid Application, click on the link here. Then, save the form and send it to [email protected] with all the documents required attached.

Fostering

Foster parents are vital in helping homeless animals. Fostering is the best way to feel the unconditional love and support of an animal, even if you are unable to commit to a lifetime ownership.

Since it’s temporary, they provide a kitten cage or dog crate, food, litter, and toys. Once your foster animal is ready to be adopted, they will be listed on the website. They will also attend adoption events. For more information, contact them at 561-835-9555 or download one of their forms.

FOSTER TO ADOPT AGREEMENT

FOSTER AGREEMENT FORM

We also have a grand list of Pet Grants in all the states.

Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate & Return

Although stray cats can be found everywhere, they can still live in the community if they are vaccinated and sterilized. A lot of times uncaring owners abandon their cats and make them stray. Then, these cats give birth to kittens that are dubbed “feral” because of their fear of humans. The cycle continues. You can end up with a colony of 50+ cats, and it all started with one cat. The TNR program ends the cycle.

Each month, the volunteers trap 50 cats, which are then transported to a clinic to be microchipped, sterilized, and vaccinated. The tip of the left ear of the cat is clipped to signify that they are sterilized. The cats are then returned to their colonies, where they are continued to be cared for by their caregivers.

What does this program do for the community? It stabilizes the population at manageable levels. It eliminates unwanted mating behaviors; it is cheaper and more effective than repeated attempts to exterminate the population. It also assures citizens of a healthy environment that is free from disease and rodents.

The TNR volunteers are available to serve northern Palm Beach County, particularly Tequesta, Jupiter, Juno Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens. If you have any questions or need assistance trapping cats in these areas, please call them. To cover the cost of sterilization and vaccinations, as well as microchips, they ask for a small donation. If you have any questions about trapping cats in these towns, please call them at 561-835-9525. If you have cats south of these towns, please email them at [email protected]

Keep in mind that they don’t remove cats or relocate them. However, they can show you how to move a cat’s feeding station from your home to another location. This helps reduce complaints from cat haters who want to have the cats taken away.

Cat Food for Ferals

Save A Pet sterilized cats are given daily water and food by their caregivers. This ensures that cats are healthy and won’t become a nuisance to neighbors.

Cats are fed in a different location each day, and dishes are cleaned up to keep raccoons away. Save A Pet provides food every month to some caretakers who manage large colonies of cats.

They purchase hundreds of pounds of food each month to give to their caregivers. Please consider pledging to donate food or money monthly to help feed the cats.

You can also take a look at Jacksonville Humane Society and Frankie’s Friends.