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40th Anniversary Summer Fundraiser Alert!

Starting June 21st, 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 $40, $400, $4,000 or whatever you can afford.  

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.

Please use the QR Codes on the right to donate.

Born Free Pet Shelter did not give up on Sasha

Sasha arrived at Born Free with polyps in her ears which could cause her to lose her sight, if left untreated. Although the surgery was very expensive, we believe all our dogs lives are priceless and scheduled Sasha for surgery. As she was being put under, she had a severe allergic reaction to the anesthesia and the surgery had to be postponed. Sasha had a successful surgery and polyp removal on one ear 2 weeks later and is happy and doing well. Sasha will soon be scheduled for surgery on her other ear. The total cost for both ears will be over $5,000.
Born Free does not deny a dog care 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:

Make a Donation

Please click the button below to make a donation via PayPal or send a check donation to our mailing address. All checks must be made out to “Born Free Pet Shelter, Inc.”




If you use the Venmo app, you can send your donation to Born Free Pet Shelter’s Venmo account:
@born-free-pet-shelter – Verification code is 5968

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 Wishlist and sort by priority to view our urgently needed items:

Our Amazon Wishlist

Or check out Chewy wish list

Chewy Wish List

Our Mailing Address

PO BOX 772050
Miami, FL 33177-0035

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.