Frequently Asked Questions - Gulf Coast Humane Society

Frequently Asked Questions

Owner Surrenders

The Gulf Coast Humane Society can only take animals that are surrendered by their owner. There is a
surrender fee to help offset the cost of caring for your animal while it is at the shelter. Due to requirements by Lee
County Animal Services, we are unable to take strays or abandoned animals. These animals should be taken to
Lee County Domestic Animal Services.
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Gulf Coast Humane Society does not euthanize for lack of space or length of time spent at our facility. We have very strict guidelines for the performance of euthanasia:

ONLY animals found to have health conditions that are deemed untreatable or severely contagious and will place the other pets in our care in harm will be considered for euthanasia.

Spay and Neuter

We spay or neuter all animals prior to adoption. Spaying and neutering is the first step in the battle against pet overpopulation. Spaying and neutering your pets also provides numerous health and behavioral benefits.

Available Animals

We have dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens of all ages, breeds and sizes. Occasionally, we have rabbits available for adoption.

Pick-up of lost, stray, abused pets

The Gulf Coast Humane Society accepts only owner-surrendered pets who are brought to our shelter facility in Fort Myers. We do not have the means to pick-up lost, stray, or abused pets. To report a lost, stolen, found, or abused pet, please contact Lee County Domestic Animal Services at 239.LEE.PETS. (239-533-7387)


We do not receive funding from any government entity or other humane organization nor are we affiliated with any other national or local humane organizations. We rely on donations, bequests, fundraising events, and grants to sustain our programs and services.


The Gulf Coast Humane Society is proud to have the support and partnership of so many wonderful organizations in Southwest Florida and around the country. Please CLICK HERE to see a full list of partners and how to support the people and organizations who support us.