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  • The cost of running the refuge exceeds $50,000 a month. Please consider donating to help us continue to help animals in need. Learn more...

  • Did you know you can sponsor one of our animals care? Click the "How to Help" link above to find out more.

  • Did you know that the refuge has one of the largest volunteer bases on the Emerald Coast? Call us today at 850-880-6399 to find out how you can join the program.

  • Alaqua has it's own channel on You Tube! Click the Alaqua TV link below to see what you have been missing.

Sponsor an Animal
Help support the animals of Alaqua that need special medical care.


Support Honey Blossom

Shelter. Safety. Second Chances. Our tagline reflects the work we do at Alaqua Animal Refuge and our newest sponsor page is the perfect example of those powerful words.

Honey Blossom is a tiny Beagle puppy who was found alone in the woods. One might think that someone abandoned her there, but that may not be the case. She was born with a deformity; one of her front legs resembles a tiny chicken wing and is unusable, so it may be that she was not able to keep up with her family.
Either scenario is heartbreaking and this little pup
was fortunate to be found.

Please consider giving Honey Blossom her Second Chance by clicking HERE.

Laurie Hood

Alaqua Animal Refuge – an independent, nonprofit organization located on Florida’s Emerald Coast – advocates the general welfare and humane treatment of animals by providing shelter, prevention of pet overpopulation and adoption services. Located on 10 acres in Freeport, the refuge was formed by Walton County, Fla.-resident Laurie Hood in 2007 when she discovered that countless animals were being euthanized due to the lack of a no-kill shelter/adoption organization in the area. Since that time, Alaqua Animal Refuge has helped find homes for more than 11,000 animals. Currently, up to 100 animals are adopted per month from this unique rescue facility, which serves as a true refuge for more than 250 animals at any given time.