Welcome to the SPCA of Ocala
We are the SPCA of Ocala located in Anthony, Florida, just 15 miles north of Ocala. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe haven for animals. We have a Class 3 License issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which enables us to take in many types of animals: domestic, farm, and exotic, including a small monkey.
The SPCA of Ocala provides a place for animals to live that are in need of a home. Many animals come to us because of unfortunate circumstances - some have been lost or abandoned, or just no longer wanted. We work with a number of state and local organizations, including animal welfare agencies, to make sure that animals they are unable to shelter or place are given a home. We are also contacted by owners when they are unable to maintain the level of care the animals needs, due to relocation, financial, or health reasons. In rare cases, the animal may require special handling by a professional. In most cases, the owners want to make sure that good care is provided to the animal. If the SPCA of Ocala is unable to take in the animal, we will work with the owner to find another facility that is able to help.
On Sept, 2nd 2010 at 6:30 p.m. a lady came to the SPCA of Ocala asking us for help. We walked over to her car and in the back lay a dog that was a rack of bones and could not walk because he was too weak. Every bone on his body was showing. Lilly quickly picked up the dog and took him down to the kennels. She called her vet, but unfortunately, he was already on another emergency call and said he would be there as soon as he could. The worst part is we had no idea he was in Orlando for the
emergency call. Lilly then called other volunteers to bring in chicken, rice, and Gatorade to help out the Boxer/Cur mix.
The dog could not drink so Lilly put water in a syringe and gently put it in his mouth. Little by little she alternated between water and Gatorade to get some fluids inside of him. We tried to give the poor little guy just a little handful of chicken & rice mixed but he could not keep it down. By midnight all the volunteers left and Lilly stayed down at the kennels with him until the vet arrived. At 2 a.m. the vet arrived and said that the Boxer/Cur mix most likely would not make it through the next day because he thought his organs would shut down. Even with the terrible news we continued to treat the dog by giving him fluids and also meds so he could keep some food down.
The SPCA of Ocala Makeover
The SPCA of Ocala makeover is now complete so we are able to help more animals in need. Here are two videos to show you our completion.