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Pet Rescue FL, Inc.

MISSION: Our mission is to stop needless euthanasia. We have a no kill policy! The volunteers work very hard to educate the general public about treating pets more humanely by offering advice on, training, feeding, grooming, offering low cost spay & neuter information, and preventive medications.

When funds allow, we help the public owning pets during hardships. Here's what we do after a pet is surrendered to us; we temperament test the pet, then we treat the pet for any medical conditions, and grooming. This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, preventatives, behavior issues, etc.

When they are ready they are promoted to find a forever home through our adoption process. In most cases home visits are done prior to placement.

We are still renovating our facility, and we need your help to make our shelter a good stopover for the pets while waiting for a forever home.

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Come visit us in Okeechobee. Take 70 west to Hwy 98 N, cross the railroad tracks, go 1/4 mile. We are on the left side.

Tax deductible contributions can be sent to: HUMANE SOCIETY PET RESCUE FL, INC PO Box 233 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973-0233

To contact us: Phone: 863-357-1104 Email:

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Above: These wonderful, well-trained dogs need a home.

ADOPTED! Rosco found a forever home. ADOPTED! This is Jenny.

These shelter dogs are trained and
ready for new homes!

Recent graduates of the SPIN (Saving Puppies In Need) program are ready for new homes.

The news is bittersweet for Belinda Forlifer of Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue, since this might be the last SPIN class.ADOPTED! This is Buck.

The SPIN program is a 12-15-week obedience training and behavior program. SPIN paired shelter dogs with prison inmates at Moore Haven Correctional Facility, who trained and socialized the dogs. Inmates worked daily to make the canines the best possible companion pet for adoption. But the program may not continue, due to changes in management at the prison, said Ms. Forlifer.This is  Buddy.

She said she hopes something can be worked out to continue the SPIN training because it is good for the dogs and for the inmates. Ms. Forlifer, founder and director of the Humane Society Pet Rescue, donates time to the SPIN program, training the inmates to work with the dogs.This is Butch

Ms. Forlifer said it is easier to find new homes for the SPIN dogs because they are already housebroken and have had basic obedience training. The program also helped some abused dogs to overcome their fear of humans.

SPIN graduates have learned to sit, stay, shake hands and lie down on command, The dogs have been trained to come when called and to walk on a leash. All of the dogs have been spayed or neutered. All are up to date on shots.ChaCha has been adopted and is now in a forever home!

For the inmates, working in the SPIN program was a privilege. They enjoyed working with the dogs. It gave them a way to be productive and successful.

The recent SPIN graduates include three siblings who are Carolina Dog mixed breed. Prime, Honey Bree and Chloe all get along well with other dogs. They are about 2 years old.ADOPTED!  This is Chloe

Buck, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Carolina Dog mix is about 4 years old. He was previously adopted by a family with two young children and spent two and a half happy years with them. Unfortunately, the family had to move and could not have pets at their new home so now Buck is back at the shelter.

Buddy, a cattle dog, is a Red Heeler mix. He is a very active dog who needs a lot of exercise. Buddy was abandoned, so the shelter does not have a lot of information about his history, but he did well in training and is eager to please. He’s ready to follow a new owner’s commands.This is Prime, sibling of Cloe.

Chacha, a chihuahua/Jack Russell terrier mix, likes to be with people. She has a lot of energy and enjoys long walks.

Jenny, a terrier mix, loves to play and run. She would be a great addition to an active family.

Butch, a black and tan coonhound mix breed follows commands very well. He loves being with people and was devoted to his trainer in the SPIN program.

Rosco is young Laborador Retriever mix. He is about 6 months old and is very affectionate.

The dogs are available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on U.S. 98N., next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society/Pet Rescue at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals go to Homes are also needed to "foster" animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home.

Printed with permission from the Okeechobee News, February 2, 2014 issue.

ADOPTED! Honey Bree, sibling to Prime and Cloe. 
Pet Rescue needs your help! They are still doing business but are undergoing reorganization. Read all about it and find out how you can help in News About Us!