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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

Upcoming Events

Visit us at the April Foolin' Around the Ranch Event

Saturday, April 1, 2023


Ocala Dog Ranch


Yard Sale

Saturday, April 8, 2023


10397 N US-27, Ocala


Tee Up for Tails Golf Tournament

Saturday, May 6, 2023


Ocala Palms Golf & Country Club


Visit us at the Ocala Pet Palooza

June 3 and 4, 2023

10:00am - 5:00pm

World Equestrian Center Ocala - Expo Center 2


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

"These groups need your help, Ocala/Marion County. So volunteer here."; Ocala StarBanner, Jan. 30, 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