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Suncoast Animal League Rescues, Rehabilitates, and Rehomes Animals in Pinellas County

Founded in 2006 by Executive Director Rick Chaboudy, the Suncoast Animal League is a beacon of hope for animals in need. This non-profit, no-kill, no-time-limit animal welfare agency rescues and rehabilitates animals from challenging situations with a mission to provide a safe haven and loving forever homes in the Pinellas County, Florida area.

Under Rick Chaboudy's leadership, this organization has successfully aided and adopted over 20,000 cats and dogs, along with helping countless wildlife creatures.


Suncoast Animal League offers a wide range of services, including responding to natural disasters, assisting in hoarding cases, aiding owner surrenders, supporting rural shelters, collaborating with local animal services, and rescuing animals from puppy mills while addressing abuse and neglect. Their commitment to animal welfare extends to providing essential medical care, including spaying and neutering, ensuring the well-being of the animals they care for.

While they are dedicated to their mission, it's important to note that Suncoast Animal League is not an "open admissions" agency due to their limited shelter space of only 1,400 square feet. This selective approach ensures that they can provide the best care and attention to each animal they rescue.


For those looking to adopt, Suncoast Animal League regularly hosts adoption events, which are listed on their adoption page. Additionally, animal enthusiasts can look forward to Suncoast Animal League's 15th Annual Dogtoberfest & Super Pet Adopt-a-Thon on November 11, 2023. This free event is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and support their mission. Highlights of the event include the annual "Running of the Wieners," where Dachshund owners can enter their pups to race, and the "Ride 4 the Animals" cycling event, starting at Highlander Park and ending at the Dogtoberfest festivities. It promises to be a day filled with fun, laughter, and, most importantly, support for a great cause.

The Suncoast Animal League is a vital force in the fight for animal welfare. With a history steeped in compassion and a commitment to saving animals in distress, they have made a profound impact on the lives of countless creatures. To support their mission and make a difference, you can adopt a pet, volunteer your time, make a donation, or educate others about their cause. For more details on how to get involved or to learn more about their initiatives, visit www.suncoastanimalleague.org and become a part of this incredible journey towards a better world for animals.

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