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

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Howl O’Ween Pet Costume Contest Parade

Proudly presented by All Pampered Petz and the Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market, the eighth annual Howl-O’Ween Pet Costume Contest and Parade benefiting The Animal League will take place on October 30th during the Clermont Farmer’s Market. Proceeds from the contest […]


Puppy needs your help

PUPPY THROWN, HIT BY A CAR, DESERTED AND NOW THIS… A defenseless and innocent puppy was thrown from a car and then hit by that same vehicle as the driver sped off. He was left deserted and badly injured, unable […]


Emerson’s Kitchen Gives Back

The Animal League has proudly partnered with Emerson’s Kitchen’s, an all-natural dog bakery and boutique located in Central Florida. Emerson’s Kitchen believes that every dog deserves a loving environment and of course, healthy treats. To accomplish this mission, your purchase helps […]


Sign Up for Junior League Class on October 23

Calling all compassionate kids! The Animal League will hold its next Junior League program for children ages 8-14 looking to make a difference in lives of homeless pets on Sunday, October 23 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This program […]


Register for the 3rd Annual Puttin’ Fore Paws Golf Tournament

Join us for The Animal League’s 3rd Annual Puttin’ Fore Paws Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Green Valley Country Club in Clermont. Register online as an individual or with your team or become a sponsor of this […]


Hope for Little Man and Benjamin

Dirty water, little shelter, sparse food and worst of all, no one to love them… This little senior Chihuahua was left to fend for himself when his owner went to jail. Neighbors fed him scraps for 6 months before someone […]


Tell your story to help us win $100,000!

Exciting news! The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting Holiday Wishes in the form of more than $750,000 in grant awards to qualified animal welfare organizations. This contest is designed to help the animal welfare organizations save more lives during the […]

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East Lake Crawl, Pokémon Go: 10/1

East Lake County Library along with local business will be hosting Pokemon Go – The East Lake Crawl. Pokémon Go fun + benefits The Animal League = Double paw-tastic! Here’s what you need to do: Starting at 10 a.m. – Pick […]

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The Orlando Cat Café Now Open!

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 (from Axum’s coffee) while visiting with adorable kitties, all […]

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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. Order your 2016 Heroes with Heart calendar before they run out! 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.

Companions for Courage

Companions for Courage (CFC) is a group of volunteers who, along with their team of Certified Therapy Dogs, provide courage and companionship to children going through traumatic situations such as: testifying in a courtroom or deposition or during counseling sessions to overcome death, abuse, or illness. CFC members work with Lake, Orange, and Sumter County Courthouses and Juvenile Justice Programs.

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.


Looking to adopt? Looking for a fun day out? Check out our events calendar to see where we'll be. Stop in and say hi! We have three premier events every year that generate awareness, donations, and fun: Puttin' Fore Paws golf tournament, Pet Connect Carnival, and A Fetching Affair gala. Throughout the year you can also find us at Tractor Supply in Groveland, at Petco in Clermont, and at various events throughout Lake and Orange Counties. If you're an event coordinator and would like us to participate in your event, please complete our Event Request form.

Pet Info Sources

Worried about the need to surrender your pet? While we are often at full capacity and unable to take surrendered pets, please check our pet resources for tips and ideas on how to keep your pet with you through these trying times. Most pets are able to stay within the home with some clever thinking and a bit of extra effort. Don't give up on your furry family member.  

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!

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