Leesburg Humane Society is a private, no-kill, non-profit animal shelter, serving our local community since 1960. We are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States.
We are solely run on private donations and are grateful for all our generous donors. We do not receive any government funding. Being a smaller shelter, we can utilize our donations to give the best possible care to the animals in the shelter. We also accept donations of food and supplies. Items we need can be found on our Wish List page by clicking here.
We also operate a bargain store on Haines Creek Road (County Rd. 473) in Leesburg. We cannot accept donations of large items such as large appliances, bedding, and furniture, but gladly accept clothing, collectibles, dishes, kitchen aids, tools, etc. The bargain store is staffed entirely by volunteers. It is best to call before visiting the store as the hours and days may vary. Click here for more information about the store.
Our staff is supplemented with a wonderful group of volunteers that help with caring for the dogs and cats. Volunteers are an important part of our mission and are a great help in assisting staff with tasks and helping socialize the pets in our care.
Every pet that is adopted from us is spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Dogs are also tested for heartworm and cats are tested for feline leukemia and FIV. Our adoption fee covers these costs. Prospective adopters are carefully screened, and home visits may take place as often as possible prior to or after an adoption. Please click here for more information about our adoption policies and requirements.
While we do not offer spay/neuter or veterinary services to the public, we do work with local veterinarians to offer reduced rates for spay/neuter to those who need financial assistance. We offer these services to help prevent adding to the overpopulation of unwanted pets in the community. We also operate a dog and cat food pantry for those in need of food for their pets.
We are always available to speak to local service agencies, organizations, and schools to provide educational programs. We welcome school groups to visit the shelter to learn more about caring for animals and humane education. We are also available to take animals to visit nursing homes to brings smiles to the faces of the residents.
We cooperate with Lake County Animal Control in assisting with abuse and neglect investigations. We are part of the local and state Disaster Animal Relief Teams operated in conjunction with the Humane Society of the United States