Welcome to ALAQUA ANIMAL REFUGE
My name is Jade, and to be quite honest, it is the perfect name to describe my life because all that I had ever felt was jaded... well, until I ended up at Alaqua Animal Refuge.
You are probably wondering how I got here and that is one chapter of my life that I will be more than happy to tell over and over again. It was a cold and dark night when I realized that I needed to find help immediately. I had started to go into labor and I knew that there was no way that I was going to be able to do this all on my own.
I don’t know how, but as I was looking for help, help ended up finding me. A Good Samaritan found me and realized what was going on, so they took me to my local animal control where they then rushed me to the emergency room for doggies. Several hours and 4 doctors later, all 19 of my puppies had been born. Click here to read the rest of my story.
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Shelter Manager Position
The most exciting opportunity in animal rescue is opening up at Alaqua Animal Refuge in Northwest Florida. Alaqua is looking to hire a new Shelter Manager.
The role of Shelter Manager is a critical one in managing not only the day-to-day running of the shelter but also in the future growth of the refuge. It is therefore essential that the successful candidate has previous experience of working in a no-kill shelter environment, managing a multitude of conflicting priorities, and managing large teams.
If you feel you have the right skills, experiences and attributes and would like to learn more, click here for the full job posting.
In the News
It was a Christmas miracle
DESTIN — A local family experienced a holiday miracle on Christmas when a beloved friend missing for months finally came home.
Logan Walton, a 21-year-old with muscular dystrophy, had found a soul mate in AJ, his black Lab-mix dog.
Click here to read the full story »
Alaqua Receives Land Donation of 85-Acres and a $500,000 Matching Grant
$5,000 donation = $10,000 total gift
$2,500 donation = $5,000 total gift
$500 donation = $1,000 total gift
Our capital campaign grant will match, dollar-for-dollar, every gift we receive through December 31, 2014, up to a total of $500,000. If we can raise the full $500,000, we'll have $1 million to help animals in need and host educational exhibits and tours at our new facility.
Please make a donation before December 31st and your gift will go twice as far to help the dogs, cats, horses, pigs, and other animals who depend on us.
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 9,000 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.