About Humane Society Naples
The mission of Humane Society Naples is to shelter animals in times of need, locate life-long homes and promote responsible pet ownership through education, legislation and sterilization.
What We Do
In addition to our shelter and adoption functions, Humane Society Naples provides numerous outreach programs at schools and businesses to promote responsible pet ownership, including pet sterilization. We believe spaying and neutering are the best ways to reduce the pet overpopulation. Our HSN Veterinary Clinic offers a low or no-cost pet sterilization for low-income pet parents. Additionally, every pet that is adopted at HSN does not leave the adoption center until it is spayed or neutered.
In 2018, our shelter rescued and adopted 2,871 pets into forever, loving homes! In 2019, our shelter program goal is to provide rescue, shelter and adoption services to more than 3,000 orphaned pets in our community. HSN partners with animal control agencies in our service area and reviews monthly statistics to determine how we can work collaboratively to continue to reduce unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable pets in SWFL.
In the early days of Collier County up through the late 1950’s, there was no local organization to care for lost, injured or abandoned pets. Concerned citizens pooled their resources to form what in 1960 officially became known as Humane Society of Naples with Lois House as the founding President.
In 1962, Lori Keller was elected president (and would remain in that position for the next ten years). Humane Society Naples volunteers kept strays in their homes and garages until architect Walter Keller donated plans and money was raised to build the first shelter and adoption center. In March of 1963, HSN’s first shelter opened and filled up quickly.
Then in 1965, improvements were made to increase space by adding a quarantine area and indoor/outdoor kennels.
In July, 2010, Humane Society Naples celebrated the grand opening of a $4.5 million state-of-the-art shelter and adoption center. Its first ever second adoption center opened at Coastland Center Mall in the fall of 2011.
Humane Society Naples is engaged in the larger animal welfare community! We participate with and/or are members in good standing of the following entities: Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations, Collier County Domestic Animal Services Advisory Board, Licenced Members of the American Veterinary Medical Association The Florida Bar – Offering CLE credit to attorneys on the topic of Estate Planning for Pet Owners, Florida State Animal Response Coalition, Charity Navigator and Guidestar.