CCAS Opening and Our Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

CCAS Opening & Our COVID-19 Crisis Response

Cape Coral Animal Shelter, located at 325 SW 2nd Avenue, Cape Coral, will open for adoptions on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 12pm.

Cape Coral Animal Shelter is committed to protecting your safety and well-being during this evolving COVID-19 crisis. We have been closely monitoring the recommendations provided by officials. In response and to support social distancing by limiting the number of people coming to the shelter, we ask that only guests that are serious about adopting an animal come to the shelter at this time.

Those “just looking” will be able to do so on our website ( beginning Thursday, March 19.  We suggest that you check the pages frequently, as they are updated as animals get adopted.  

We know many of you are excited to come see the shelter.  We share in your excitement! We will be holding grand opening functions with tours in the weeks ahead once circumstances surrounding limitations caused by COVID-19 evolve.  We will make further announcements once we know more.  We look forward to celebrating with you soon.  

For those guests that are serious about adopting, our adoption hours are as follows:

  • Thursday: 12pm to 6pm
  • Friday: 12pm to 4pm
  • Saturday: 12pm to 4pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 4pm
  • Monday: By Appointment Only
  • Tuesday: 12pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday: By Appointment Only

Volunteer and fostering orientations will be held at the Cape Coral Animal Shelter facility. Announcements regarding dates and time, as well as sign up for orientations will be published in the days ahead and added to Please note that each orientation will have limited seating, but multiple slots will become available. 

Cape Coral Animal Shelter Veterinary Clinic is not yet open to the public and is focused on caring for shelter animals at this time.   We will publish further updates in the weeks ahead and will also be available at

Animals and COVID-19: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not received any reports of pets or other companion animals becoming sick with COVID-19, and there is no evidence that companion animals can spread COVID-19. As a precaution, the CDC recommends washing your hands after being around animals.

We will continue to keep you updated and hope you and your loved ones stay safe.


Liz McCauley, Executive Director
Cape Coral Animal Shelter Board of Directors