Pet Alliance was founded in 1937 and is one of the state’s oldest and largest animal welfare organizations. Operating from a tiny house with a big heart, the organization’s mission was to instill “the spirit of kindness and mercy” while providing refuge for both “unfortunate” animals and children. Today the Pet Alliance has a dedicated focus on the welfare and wellbeing of animals in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties in Central Florida. As the “go to” pet experts in Central Florida, we do good things for dogs and cats and the people who love them. Our goal is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable services for pets and to be leaders in innovative animal care and veterinary medicine.
Preventing relinquishment of animals to shelters and caring for homeless dogs and cats is not a job we can accomplish alone; it requires the community as allies and a new level of involvement. We believe that happy, healthy pets and their families create more caring communities. We are asking the community to be part of the solution to solving the problem of dog and cat homelessness.
More than 4,000 homeless dogs and cats will turn to the Pet Alliance for caring, compassion and hope through our animal shelters this year. Pet Alliance provides food, medical care and shelter for dogs and cats until they find their new homes. The average length of stay for dogs is 8 days and for cats is 15 days. Pet Alliance’s live release rate averages around 95%.
In addition to providing housing and care, Pet Alliance works to develop progressive and innovative programs that help keep pets and people together. This, combined with initiatives to minimize the number of community cats being born, will help reduce the number of dogs and cats that need to enter the shelter.
Pet Alliance also provides low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and animal wellness through our public veterinary clinics. Our shelter programs are supported entirely by donations from the communities that we serve and we receive no funding from national organizations like the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States.