Alaqua Animal Refuge

Second Chances Start Here.

Building a One-of-a-Kind Facility Unlike Any in the Country

The above video flyover gives an idea of what is in store for Alaqua’s new 100-acre property. (Visualization by Azrial Limited)



The Campaign for Alaqua Animal Refuge
Since our founding 10 years ago, Alaqua Animal Refuge’s original belief remains ever true and stronger today:  Every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance…of life, hope, happiness, and most of all, love.

A recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention, Alaqua is committed to providing protection, shelter and care to animals in need. We also offer a full service adoption center, educational outreach, and community programs that extend far beyond our location in Northwest Florida. For many animals, and humans alike, Alaqua represents a renewal of life, a restored hope, and a second chance.

In helping animals, we also realized we could help people too. Therefore, our new facility and sanctuary will allow Alaqua to continue all of the important work that is done now, as well as be an educational and training center to empower others to help animals and recreate our model worldwide.


Highlights of the New Development
•  An environment reminiscent of a close-knit community or small town
•  A welcome center, with a barn-like exterior and New Orleans-style patio inside, will house an expanded adoption center
•  New animal and educational exhibits
•  Advanced medical facilities
•  Multiple pastures for horses and other animals + walking paths and trails
•  State-of-the-art horse arena where events of all kinds can take place
•  On-site restaurant and garden-like seating area
•  Chapel surrounded by woods for grieving families to have a place to hold
memorial services for their pets


A Sanctuary for Animals, Residents, and Visitors Alike
The relocation and expansion of Alaqua Animal Refuge positions us to further increase our services and outreach programs in our community and beyond, not only for the animals but for the people living and visiting here.

Onsite activities will entail weekend seminars on horse care or canine obedience; assisting local law enforcement with education and hands on examples of cruelty cases that will enable them to process their cases more effectively; and the expansion of Alaqua’s current programs such as their Equine Interactions Program and children’s educational programs to teach them to respect life in all forms.

In addition, rustic cottages have been included as part of the overall design to provide a space for interns from veterinary schools to learn new skills, or for future sanctuary founders to experience what Alaqua has to offer. Alaqua’s ultimate goal is to become a destination for animal welfare advocates throughout the country and a model for the future of animal refuges.

Get Involved
You can help us turn our vision into reality. If you would like additional information about naming and sponsorship opportunities, or other ways you or your company can help, contact us by clicking here. We could not do this important work everyday, including completing our relocation and expansion without the help of our community and supporters.

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