How to Join

How to Join

To be eligible for membership, you must operate a brick-and-mortar animal welfare organization in Florida serving dogs, cats, and the people who care for them. Nonprofit shelters, clinics, and government agencies are encouraged to join.

Did you know Florida ranks 46th in the nation when it comes to saving shelter cats and dogs? Do you imagine a day where our state serves as a positive example for lifesaving across the country?

You can help make that dream a reality by joining the Florida Leaders in Lifesaving today!

Your FREE membership entitles you to exclusive benefits, including:

  • Custom on-site training, lifesaving program design and implementation support
  • Travel stipends for training at other locations
  • Free regional and statewide conferences
  • Animal transfer and transport opportunities
  • Relationship building among local, state, and national funders, government officials, boards of directors, community advocates and more!
  • Local and national peer mentors
  • Ability to post open job positions

How will we do it? Together!

Florida has dedicated leaders. It has resources. It has lifesaving programs. All we are missing is you!
Florida Leaders in Lifesaving will help you identify and address your most pressing needs and help create additional lifesaving opportunities.


Connecting individuals working in shelters and clinics across the state through resource sharing, peer-to-peer mentorship, and training opportunities.


Igniting a spark across the state to take action and work constructively together to save more lives.


Fueling conversations and involving communities through storytelling, goal setting, and filling the gaps that will lead to organizational shifts.

As a member of Florida Leaders in Lifesaving you will be able to leverage our collective resources and improve the lives of shelter pets and the people who care for them.  Our collaborative model between government agencies, private shelters, clinics, and community members across the state is designed to save more lives through resource and information sharing. Join us and help unite, inspire, and engage communities across Florida and the nation.

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