What We Do

Florida Keys SPCA provides adoption services, essential animal care, as well as animal control & cruelty investigations under contract with Monroe County.

Florida Keys SPCA has operated the Key West animal shelter on Stock Island since 1999, and in Marathon since 2015, providing essential services for Key West, the Lower Keys and Middle Keys between mile marker 0 and 70.

Rabies Vaccinations

Although rare, the majority of rabies cases in the United States occur in wildlife, more so than domestic animals. However, your pets and other domestic animals can be infected when they are bitten by rabid wild animals. The good news is that rabies is a preventable disease. To protect your pet and because it is legally required, keep rabies vaccinations up-to-date for all cats, ferrets, and dogs. Pets are vaccinated to prevent them from acquiring the disease from wildlife, and thereby transmitting it to humans. All our adoptable animals receive a rabies vaccination.


Pet microchips are not tracking devices, but are radio-frequency identification implants that provide a permanent ID for your pet. Along with proper identification tags, a microchipped pet can be quickly and easily returned to its human, if lost or separated. Every animal that comes into the Florida Keys SPCA shelters is scanned for a microchip. One of the greatest pleasures we have is reuniting people with their lost companions. We offer microchipping for your cat, dog, or ferret.  

Spay / Neuter

Spay/neuter is the most important step we can take to address a nationwide problem of overpopulation and help reduce the number of animals in the shelter. Spay and neuter services are available by appointment only.

Spay/neuter services are free to those who are unable to afford the fees. We also offer free spay/neuter surgeries for feral cats through our Trap-Neuter-Return program, and free spay/neuter surgeries and rabies vaccinations for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes through our “Pit Fix” Program (microchip and e-collar fees do apply)

To schedule a surgery appointment, pet owners can visit Florida Keys SPCA during office hours to complete needed forms.

6/60 Program

Florida Keys SPCA adopts, at no charge, an animal six years or older to an individual 60 years or older. Consider adopting a senior pet to help them comfortably live out their 'Golden Oldies'.

Pet Food Pantry

The public can donate pet food at various locations in Key West, which are distributed by the SOS Foundation. The FKSPCA began this program during an economic downturn several years ago to help keep families together.