About Us

About Us

Alaqua Animal Refuge

Shelter. Safety. Second Chances…

Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary, located in the panhandle of Florida. As the Southeast’s premier 501(c)3 refuge and sanctuary, Alaqua believes that every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance. Since its inception in 2007, Alaqua has become a recognized leader in animal rescue, welfare, cruelty prevention, and advocacy in our region, state and around the country.

Alaqua is currently in the midst of a relocation and expansion campaign to build a one-of-a-kind facility and sanctuary—the first in the United States—on 100 donated acres just 10 miles from our current location. The new facility and sanctuary will allow Alaqua to continue all of the important work that is done now, as well as be an educational and training center to empower others to help animals and people and recreate the model worldwide.

We encourage you to read more about our story and our future journey to continue to be at the forefront for providing second chances to all animals, and giving people that love them a place to visit, volunteer, and adopt.