Our Mission:

To provide a temporary safe haven for abused, abandoned, lost and unwanted cats and dogs until adopted into a permanent home and to advocate spay/neuter as the only means to control animal over population.

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We receive no government or state funding. Your in-kind donations directly help us take care of the dogs and cats in the shelter.

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While volunteer duties are not glamorous, your time and energy make a BIG difference in the lives of our animals.

Volunteer Orientation

Every first and third Saturday of the month @ 9AM at the shelter. Must be 18yrs or older to volunteer with the animals. Contact us if you plan to attend the next Volunteer Orientation.

Success Statistics Through December 2014


Intakes: 350
Adoptions: 321


Intakes: 472
Adoptions: 456

A Little Bit About Our History:

From 1982 to 1990 the Clay County Humane Society operated a veterinary clinic and animal shelter. In 1990 the organization decided to close the shelter to exclusively provide low-cost veterinary services.

A dedicated group of shelter volunteers, who believed the shelter provided a much needed community service, decided that it should not be closed. They formed the Safe Animal Shelter, a 501 (c) (3), non-profit corporation registered with the State of Florida, and set about raising funds. Safe Animal Shelter, Clay County's first no-kill shelter was created for the purpose of preserving and providing quality of life for lost, abandoned, abused and unwanted pets. The first facility opened in Orange Park, Florida in the summer of 1991 and continued to operate at that location until moving to a new facility in Middleburg, December 6, 2003. Since its inception, Safe Animal Shelter has provided loving care to over 11,000 cats and dogs until adopted into forever homes. Safe’s motto is: "A Home Until They Find A Home."

All rescued animals at the Safe Animal Shelter are provided food, shelter, loving care, attention, socialization, recreation, exercise and quality medical treatment. Medical treatment includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, heartworm treatment, corrective surgery and other needed services. Once residents are recovered and ready for adoption, they are placed in carefully screened permanent homes.[ READ MORE ]

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Safe Animal Shelter receives no government funding. Homeless cats and dogs are provided quality care only through private donations from individuals, groups and businesses. [ HOW YOU CAN HELP ]





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