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Charlie Emergency Rescue

Charlie’s Mutilated Leg & Slit Throat

Not even 10 days into 2018, and we’ve already taken in 3 dogs with serious injuries and broken bones.   On January 9th at 4:30 p.m., we met our 4th special case of the year, Charlie. Charlie was found on […]

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A Letter from Our President

Reflecting on the year that has nearly passed, I am truly grateful to our supporters who make our animal welfare work possible. 2017 has been a busy year. In addition to our humane education and Nourish the Needy programs, the […]

Thankful for Second Chances

This Year We Are Thankful for Second Chances

These are just 4 of the hundreds of special-needs pets who we’ve rescued, rehabilitated, and placed into homes this year.   Timber, the Husky, had an embedded collar which required surgery to remove. She was also heartworm positive and extremely […]

Baby (Big) Red Saved by The Animal League

Baby (Big) Red is Doing Well

Baby Red (also known as Big Red) was one of our rescues in late October. The Animal League rescued him and his kitten siblings at five weeks old, after hearing they were homeless and destined for euthanasia if a rescue […]

Lucky was rescued by The Animal League

Lucky is One Lucky Boy

At 10 months old Lucky was found lifeless and emaciated on the side of the road by a Good Samaritan as she was on her way to work one very early morning. Lucky was hit by a car and left […]

Amazon Smile for South Lake Animal League (The Animal League)

You shop. Amazon gives.

You shop. Amazon gives. At no cost to you! • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Animal League. • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. • […]

Abandoned – Part 3: Foster Care & Litters

We continue our behind-the-scenes coverage of animal rescue with a look at our foster care network. Ever wonder how we have all those adorable puppies and kittens? Watch to find out! Be ready for CUTENESS OVERLOAD! We’ll also update you […]

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Abandoned – Part 2: Journey to Recovery

Watch Abandoned – Part 2: Journey to Recovery to see what happens first during our intake process for cats and dogs.    Abandoned is an original Animal League series following dogs rescued from an elderly woman who died. Because she […]

The Animal League Original Series - Abandoned Part 1

Abandoned – Part 1: Dogs on Arrival

Join us behind the scenes in our new web series, Abandoned. Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in animal rescue? In our new behind the scenes series, Abandoned, we’re going to show you the intense rescue work […]

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Ways to help

Make a cash donation

The Animal League is a registered 501 (c) (3)  non-profit charitable organization. We rely on you to help us care for abused, abandoned, and neglected dogs and cats. We are a Guidestar Exchange Gold Participant dedicated to transparency. Our animal  care costs run about $10,000 per month just in vet care and medications alone. This does not include facility operating expenses, food, and comfort items such as treats and toys. Donate today!

Give to the Sunshine Fund

The Sunshine Fund is an ongoing fundraising effort to help the dogs and cats rescued by The Animal League who have special medical needs. Broken bones, puppies with parvo, skin diseases…all part of our everyday shelter life. With rising veterinary costs and so many pets in need, we appreciate any donation to our Sunshine Fund. Your donation to the Sunshine Fund has helped hundreds of pets receive the medical care they need.  Donate today!

Buy From Amazon Wish List

We need many items at all price ranges to care for pets who live at The Animal League Adoption Center until their forever families adopt them. Visit our Amazon Wish List where you can easily donate items we need and have them shipped directly to us. Help us ensure their health, happiness, and well-being while staying with us. View all of our wish lists. Regular shopper on Amazon? Sign up for AmazonSmile and they will donate .5% of every purchase to us!


Years in service
Injured, abused, and neglected animals rescued monthly
Volunteers who support our mission
Kids reached monthly through our Humane Education

What we do

Dog Adoptions

All our dogs are up-to-date on vaccinations and are spayed/neutered, receive monthly flea and heartworm preventative care, and are microchipped with registration. Dogs stay in an air conditioned kennel with access to outdoor runs while waiting for their forever homes. Learn more about The Animal League adoption process or view our available dogs.

Cat Adoptions

All of our cats are up-to-date on vaccinations, are spayed/neutered, receive monthly flea and heartworm preventative care, and are micro-chipped with registration. Cats stay in our lovely Cat Cottage while waiting for their forever homes. Learn more about The Animal League adoption process or view our available cats.

Thrift Store

One of The Animal League's most important sources of operating income is its Thrift Shop. All items for sale in the shop are donated by the generous people throughout the community. Thanks, in large part, to the efforts of an energetic and talented group of volunteers, the shop has grown from its original 250 square foot location to its current 4,000 square foot "a fun place to shop" store.

Cyber Shop

In the mood to shop? Check out our ebay store or our brick-and-mortar thrift store in Clermont, FL for a variety of unique and vintage goods. Are you an Amazon shopper? Check out AmazonSmile where a portion of your purchase is donated to The Animal League, and also take a peak at our Amazon adoption center wish list. We also have memorial tribute bricks for sale and comfy blankets for sale for our shelter pets. Thanks for supporting The Animal League!

The Animal League Wellness Center

Now open! The Animal League now offers the local community a low-cost wellness center for fur-babies. We offer affordable veterinary services, such as spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations, doctor's wellness visits, nail trims, and more. Through The Animal League Wellness Center we hope to reduce the animal over-population.

Pet Bequest Program

While some pet owners establish “pet trusts” or name a caregiver for their animals, others are not fortunate enough to know someone they can trust to carry out their pets’ best interests. The Animal League is happy to assist in these situations, but pet owners need to plan for this early. We will accept your pets through our Pet Bequest program and work toward finding them a forever home.

Humane Education

Every year, The Animal League reaches over 5,000 children and adults at schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, daycares, libraries, civic clubs, and residential facilities for elderly or disabled throughout our community. Therapy dogs that were once shelter animals play important roles throughout the Humane Education program.

Nourish the Needy

Faced with financial hardship, families often give up their pets when they can't afford to feed them. Through The Animal League’s Nourish the Needy program, families are provided free pet food through our partnership with local food pantries in our community. We believe that pets are important family members, and by helping to keep these pets in their homes, we will maintain the human-animal bond that is so important - especially in difficult times.

Orlando Cat Café

The Orlando Cat Café is a partnership between The Animal League and the good folks at Cagan's Crossings. We envisioned a place where cat lovers could relax with a cup of joe while visiting with adorable kitties, all of which are adoptable by The Animal League.

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