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Hi, I'm Marla, I'm a loving kitty once I get comfortable around you.  Talk to me and I will almost immediately become the sweet, lovable kitty that was behind my initial fear.  I love to be petted and will roll around as you do.  I'm not really a fan of dogs so please more about Marla
Hi, I'm Patches! I was in a loving home with my friends Daisy and Jetta.  Unfortunately, our human passed away and we need a new family.  Sheltering Hands took us in and we love them, but we want our own human to love again.  At first I wanted to stay by myself, although I am sweet and love more about Patches

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Visit us at the Ocala Pet Palooza

June 3 and 4, 2023

10:00am - 5:00pm

World Equestrian Center Ocala - Expo Center 2


Pet and Purr:

A Special Adoption Event

Apply online by June 22nd. 

Get approved.

Visit the shelter between June 30-July 2 to meet and bring home your new furry family member.


Cat Days of Summer: National Pet Adoption Week

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534 US-441, Lady Lake


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In the News

"The Betty Effect: NCFL animal rescue organizations participate in Betty White Challenge";, Jan. 18, 2022

"3rd Annual Olaf's Chili Challenge benefits non-profit Sheltering Hands";, Jan. 8 2022

"Nearly 400 feral cats sterilized in Marion County during event"; Ocala News, Oct. 28, 2021

"Other Voices: Why Sheltering Hands? - Guest Editorial" Ocala StarBanner, Sept. 17, 2021

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PO Box 773175, Ocala FL 34477

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Clinic/Main Location
10397 US-27, Ocala FL 34482

Spay/Neuter Surgeries: Per Scheduled Appointment

Adoption Meet/Greet: By Appointment ONLY

PetSmart Adoption Center
534 US-441, Lady Lake FL 32159

Adoption Meet/Greet: Please See Schedule at PetSmart