S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, Inc.
Where do I go to adopt a S.A.F.E. Pet?
S.A.F.E. dog and cat adoptions are held at the S.A.F.E. headquarters at 1250 County Road A1A, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, and Sunday, 12-4. S.A.F.E. cats are also available for adoption at the St. Augustine Pet Supermarket and the St. Augustine Petsmart during regular business hours. Dog adoptions are held seven days a week at S.A.F.E.'s 6101 South A1A location.
Is there an adoption fee?
Yes. The adoption fee is $50 for cats and $100 for dogs. These fees help to cover our veterinary expenses.
Do the animals receive any medical care before being adopted?
Yes. Prior to adoption, ALL S.A.F.E. pets will be spayed or neutered, cats will be tested for feline leukemia and feline aids. Animals over 12 weeks old will have a rabies vaccine, and all will receive their first distemper/upper resipratory vaccine. They will also be dewormed.
Where do the animals come from?
The majority of our pets come from animal control facilities in the Northeast Florida area. We visit these shelters and remove as many adoptable pets as we can--these are adoptable, friendly pets whose time has run out but who deserve a second chance at a happy life. As soon as the pets in our program get adopted, we go back weekly and save more!
Does S.A.F.E. keep the animals until they are adopted?
Yes. Once an animal enters our program, he or she is indeed "SAFE" and will be kept until a permanent loving home can be found.
How can I help?
There are many ways to help. If you have room to spare in your home, consider being a foster parent. If you cannot foster, we always need help at adoption events, transporting animals, walking dogs, cuddling kitties, and with fundraising. We also need supplies such as food, litter, towels, carriers, cages, and monetary donations for medical care and supplies. See our wish list or call 904-460-0556 for more info!
Are my contributions tax deductible?
Yes. S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
May I bring my pet to S.A.F.E. for grooming or a low-cost spay/neuter?
SAFE is no longer operating the Neuter Commuter. For information on where you can find low-cost spay/neuter for your pet, please call the St. Augustine Humane Society at 904-829-2737 or First Coast No More Homeless Pets in Jacksonville at 904-425-0005.
SAFE has discontinued grooming services for now. Please stay tuned for updates on this!