Alachua County Humane Society

The Alachua County Humane Society is dedicated to the rehabilitation and advocacy of animals who are neglected and homeless.


Contact:(352) 373-5855,

Address: 4205 NW 6th St, Gainesville, FL 32609

What they do: The Alachua County Humane Society brings in animals for treatment, rehabilitation, and then facilitates their adoption into loving homes.

What YOU can do to help: Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Animal Care: cat cuddling, dog walking, animal care giving, adoption advocacy, pet grooming

Events (such as Adopt-a-thons): set up and break down of temporary structures, transportation of animals, answering customer questions, maintenance of adoption area, sale of merchandise

Gardening: mowing the grass, trimming trees and shrubs, planting flowers

Administrative Support: typing letters, delivering items to businesses, making phone calls, filing records, posting flyers, making brochures

Facility Maintenance: fixing and building things

Thrift Store: sorting, pricing, selling items; picking up donated items; deliver un-needed items to charities

To volunteer, fill out the Online Volunteer Application.

Another way to help is by donating household items to their Thrift, Gift, and Pet Supply Shop, 2029 NW 6th St, Gainesville, FL 32609

Hours: Monday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Closed Sunday

You can also help by donating items from the Alachua County Humane Society’s Wish List: kitty litter, litter scoops, laundry detergent, bleach, dish detergent, dog treats, cat treats, bathroom rugs, dog collars, cat carriers, dog crates, leashes, baby shampoo, paper towels, hand soap.