Resources for sheltering and rescuing animals in Nassau County
What's the difference between municipal and nonprofit shelters?
Since 2001 Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA on Amelia Island has been a premier animal advocate helping with the overpopulation of unwanted felines in the Fernandina Beach area of Nassau County, FL. An aggressive TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program was started that allows the spaying and neutering of feral cats and returning them to their caregivers. You must agree with their slogan ... People who say money can't buy love have never paid an adoption fee! Visit their Thrift Store on site as well as Trailer Park Collectibles. All proceeds go to help the cats. To discover their mission and to preview cats available for adoption ... Learn More ...
Nassau County Animal Services
Nassau County Animal Services is responsible for animal related public safety. This is achieved through shared county values including professionalism, responsibility, compassion, commitment, integrity, accountability and community partnerships. NCAS is always on the lookout for those special volunteers ready to spend time with a large, diverse population of our animal friends. Shelter enrichment and socialization is a vital part of their lives. If you shop online, you can help the NCAS animals using iGive! How can you help? Learn more ...
Nassau Humane Society
The City of Fernandina Beach has permitted the Nassau Humane Society (NHS) to operate its Adoption Center out of the City's Animal Control facility. Since its formation in 1988, Nassau Humane Society has found new homes and new lives for thousands of homeless dogs and cats...bringing people and pets together. NHS provides food, a no-kill shelter, and medical care for the abandoned, the abused, the surrendered and the rescued. All proceeds from their resale store, Second Chance, go to caring for the animals. Best of all, currently a new animal rescue center is under construction to make life better for homeless dogs and cats in our community! How can you help? Learn More ...
Paw Paws Pet Rescue
For numerous years they have adopted, fostered, and transported abused and homeless pets that have otherwise been kicked to the curb. It is with great admiration and dedication that this rescue continues to work with numerous local agencies as well as local rescues in providing education and forever homes for those that otherwise would not have a future. To learn more Click Here
Although not located in Nassau county, this organization also works closely with our rescues/shelters.
The London Sanctuary
The London Sanctuary (TLS) currently functions as both sanctuary and rescue, caring for dogs unable to be placed due to their advanced age or medical need as well as for adoptable dogs rescued from government-run kill shelters in north eastern Florida and around the South eastern U.S. TLS focuses on providing a safe haven for elderly and unwanted Dalmatians, as well as other at-risk, large to medium-sized breeds, as space and funds permit. Special consideration is given to hounds of all types, which are also greatly at risk in northeast Florida. To learn more Click Here