We are not your average pet rescue organization. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in 2015 and dedicated to ending the homeless pet problem in Ocala and Marion County. We focus on prevention rather than destruction.
We are people from all walks of life who have a passion for animals and a willingness to help find solutions to the area’s expanding pet population. We aim to speak for those without a voice. Our staff, board of directors and community volunteers work together to make a difference in the lives of animals in Marion County.
One of the ways we are doing this is through our pet adoption program. We retrieve and work with dogs and cats from Marion County Animal Services in Ocala. We are also partnering with local supporters and national organizations like the Humane Alliance and the Best Friends Network to help us in our efforts to build a low-cost spay and neuter clinic here in Marion County.
If you’re interested in adopting or fostering a pet from VOCAL, please check out our Cat Adoption and Dog Adoption pages to see which pets we have available.
If you can’t adopt or foster a pet, there are still ways for you to help. When you fill out our volunteer application, you can select from a variety of VOCAL volunteer positions, including pet adoption events, animal transportation, construction, photography and more. Please go to our Volunteer page to learn more about how you can get involved with VOCAL and help rescue animals for adoption.