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OUR MISSION

The Mission of Caloosa Humane Society is to serve, shelter, and protect the homeless pets in our care. We are dedicated to finding permanent and loving adoptive homes for our companion animals in need. Our no-kill facility provides low cost spay/neuter services to the community with the goal of reducing the extreme overpopulation of unwanted pets.

OUR VISION

Our vision is for a community free of unwanted homeless pets where all adoptable companion animals have a loving forever home.

OUR CORE VALUES

  • Lead with Compassion
  • Community Outreach & Animal Welfare Education
  • Provide Low Cost Spay/Neuter Services & Veterinary Care
  • Partner with the Community to Promote Responsible Animal Care
  • Fiscal Responsibility

OUR HISTORY

Driven by his unwavering desire to help homeless animals, the vision of Cornelius “Kees” Huijer became a reality in August, 2001, when the Caloosa Humane Society opened its doors. Mr. Huijer’s estate directed one million dollars be dedicated to the creation and maintenance of a humane society and animal care facility to serve the forsaken pets of rural Hendry and Glades counties. These funds were entrusted to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.

Mr. Huijer retired to the Turkey Creek area of Ortona. Originally from the Dutch East Indies, he was educated as an engineer at the University in the Hague, and employed by Mobil Oil Company. He was a man of strong intellect, spoke five languages and had a great knowledge of history.

Caloosa Humane Society owes its existence to Cornelius Huijer – a compassionate visionary whose legacy lives on in this no-kill facility.

OUR LOCATIONS & HOURS
ADOPTION CENTER

Address:

1200 Pratt Blvd
LaBelle, FL 33935

Phone:

(863) 675-0997

Email:

info@caloosahumanesociety.org

Hours of Operation:

Monday:
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday – Friday:
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday:
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday:
CLOSED

VETERINARY CLINIC

Address:

1050 Commerce Dr
LaBelle, FL 33935

Phone:

(863) 675-7387

Email:

clinic@caloosahumanesociety.org

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday*:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday:
CLOSED

*3rd Saturday of the Month BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

OUR SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Caloosa Humane Society’s Board of Directors is a group of devoted individuals who volunteer their time to help promote the mission of CHS and advocate for the organization.

Passionate people… Saving animals, one life at a time!

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