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Abandoned Pet Rescue

1137 NE 9th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Our Mission

Abandoned Pet Rescue (APR) is one of the largest no-kill animal shelters in South Florida with the mission of rescuing abandoned and abused cats and dogs and finding them new homes. APR's shelter houses 150 cats and 35 dogs that all receive nutritious meals, veterinary care, enrichment and love.

APR, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1996 by a group of volunteers who were trapping, spaying and neutering feral cats and quickly realized the greater need to help abandoned pets and advocate for a no-kill community. APR is funded solely by generous donors and grants.

Adoption Policy

Fill out an adoption application at and an APR team member will contact you to schedule a meet and greet with the pet(s).

Please note that APR does not do same day adoptions and takes multiple applications on each animal in an effort to best match pets and families. You must be at least 21 years to adopt and have never been convicted of animal cruelty or neglect. APR may do home visits.

Adoption Fees:
Kitten $75/ Cat over a year $60/ Two kittens or cats $100
Puppy $175/ Dog over a year $150/ Two puppies/ dogs $250

Fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines and tests for common illnesses

  • day hours
    Monday 12-5pm
    Tuesday 12-5pm
    Wednesday 12-5pm
    Thursday 12-5pm
    Friday 12-5pm
    Saturday 12-5pm
    Sunday 12-5pm
    By appointment only
APR is a no-kill animal shelter is South Florida. APR has about 150 adoptable cats. APR has about 30 adoptable dogs. APR has many volunteer opportunities. Donate to help an APR cat or dog on Petfinder. Image 6

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