40th Anniversary Summer Fundraiser Alert!

June 21- July 31, dollar for dollar match up to $40,000!

Due to the pandemic, our annual fundraiser and primary source of income was cancelled, resulting in overdue veterinarian bills and delayed maintenance of our grounds and kennels. To celebrate our 40th anniversary and help us cover our costs until our next fundraiser, Born Free Pet Shelter is launching a summer fundraiser on June 21st lasting 40 days.  Our goal is to raise $40,000 in that period.  The Mark and Carol Zemmel Fund for Human/Animal Connection has generously pledged to match every dollar raised, dollar for dollar, up to $40,000.  Please consider donating to our anniversary fundraiser.

Born Free Pet Shelter thanks the Mark and Carol Zemmel Fund for the Human/Animal Connection for their generous support; please help us celebrate our 40th anniversary of saving abandoned or orphaned dogs.

To Donate please use the QR Codes on the right or click Donate button below or send a check to our mailing address PO BOX 772050, Miami, FL 33177-0035. All checks should be made out to “Born Free Pet Shelter, Inc.”

Born Free Pet Shelter did not give up on Sasha

Sasha arrived at Born Free with polyps in her ears and deaf. Born Free consulted with our vet who believed removing the polyps would restore her hearing. Even though the surgery was very expensive, we believe all our dogs lives are priceless and approved it. As she was being put under, she had a severe allergic reaction to the anesthesia and the surgery had to be postponed. Her recent surgery to remove the polyps was successful, unfortunately she remains deaf. The total cost was over $5,000. Although the outcome is not what we had hoped for, Born Free tries to do the best for every dog in its care. Born Free does not deny a dog treatment because of cost, but we depend on generous donors, like you, to make it happen.

Can I Help? Yes!

Because we are truly a no kill shelter and some of our dogs live out their natural lives with us, our veterinarian bills tend to be high. All of our funds are raised from private donations, mostly by generous individuals who care about dogs. Because we are run almost entirely by volunteers, we have no administrative costs associated with running the shelter. All donations go directly to the care of our dogs. We desperately need your help to continue our mission of rescuing and sheltering homeless dogs. Please consider a monetary donation to help us in our efforts.

Currently, we are responsible for over 50 dogs, of all ages and sizes, all of whom would make wonderful companions and are looking for good homes.  In order to continue our work, we need help. There are several ways you can do that:

Donate Items

We urgently need the items below:

  • Canned/Dry Dog Food (Pedigree or Nutro) brand
  • Coolaroo Dog Bed (Medium & Large) and/or Replacement Covers (Medium & Large)

To view more items, please visit our Amazon or Chewy wishlists below to view our urgently needed items:

Join us at our annual Fundraiser!

2021 Annual Fundraiser

Please join us for our annual fundraiser on December 4, 2021, at the Crandon Park Golf Course. All tickets to our canceled 2020 fundraiser will be honored. Please Contact Lucille Zanghi @ 617-519-3649 if you have any questions.