About Us

Executive Director Rick Chaboudy with "Mabel" a rescued fawn

History

 

Co-founded in 2006 by Rick Chaboudy and Annette Dettloff, Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time-limit animal rescue agency, taking in abandoned, abused, homeless and unwanted animals.

 

Through private donations and fundraisers such as "Dogtoberfest," Suncoast Animal League provides medical treatment, shelter, socialization and plenty of love to animals while they wait for their forever homes. 

 

In addition, Suncoast Animal League provides specialized services for animals traumatized from previous experiences and, in some cases, provides temporary foster care in a home setting for those animals in need of more intense, hands-on care.

 

Suncoast Animal League also counsels existing pet owners in solving common pet problems so that more animals are not abandoned or taken to shelters.

Rick rescuing an injured Great Blue Heron (2012)

Mission Statement

 

"Suncoast Animal League is dedicated to the needs of the community as it relates to the Protection and Welfare of its Animals."

 

Suncoast Animal League takes in the usual shelter animals such as cats, kittens, dogs and puppies.  We also help find homes for small pocket pets such as hamsters, guinea pigs and ferrets. 

 

With 25 years experience in animal handling, Executive Director Rick Chaboudy also responds to wildlife calls for birds, opossum, deer, raccoons, and pretty much other any kind of wild Florida animal that gets itself in trouble and needs help (yes, even the occassional gator). 


 

SUNCOAST ANIMAL LEAGUE IS A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1.800.435.7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION #CH22270