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Pet Welfare is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located on Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. We receive no monetary support from the government, operating solely on donations, grants, adoption fees and fundraisers. Our purpose is to suppo... Read more
Pet Welfare is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located on Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. We receive no monetary support from the government, operating solely on donations, grants, adoption fees and fundraisers. Our purpose is to support the military member and military lifestyle by easing the hardship associated with abandoning or euthanizing a valued family member, the family pet. Permanent Change of Station to certain locations makes it unfeasible or impossible in many cases to continue ownership and care. We also support DoD civilians, retired military members and local civilians as necessary. We provide shelter to many found animals and rescue many from local shelters that may otherwise be euthanized.
I have volunteered with Pet Welfare since the fall of 2012. I love working with the cats! But we need more volunteers!! Since we are a volunteer run organization, we are always loosing volunteers to PCSing and separating from the military. If you have base access and a free morning our kitties sure could use the attention.
We adopted our dog from here in December of 2012 and he has been a wonderful addition to our family.
I love animals and this shelter does too! They are a no-kill that adopts out over 200 abandonded animals each year. Most the animas come from military who are moving and some are sadly dupmed on the doorstep. Pet Welfare doesn't have any paid volunteers and are partnered with Science Diet so the animals get the best nutrition possible. They have remodled their buildings and have several visitors from other sheltering organizations, even the base vet, telling them how nice and clean the facility is! The cats are able to roam free in a room that even has a screened in patio. The dogs have outside runs and nighttime sleeping kennels. The animals get cared for 2 times a day! The animals are all viewable online at www.petwelfare.net and are listed on petfinder.com a national search engine.
Several volunteers have been there for many many years because they love the shelter so much. So come see for yourself