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We are beyond thrilled to announce that we have been accepted as a non-profit supported by the Flanzer Trust. This trust provides 100% matching funds for any donations between $5 and $500 made to us through them. We are listed as EARS Animal Rescue on their site.


The mission of the Flanzer Philanthropic Trust is to enhance the life of the people of the Suncoast through social services and healthcare initiatives.

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There are many ways you can donate:

Monetary donations:

  • Matched through Flanzer Trust

  • Through Pay Pal

  • By Phone, call: 941-681-3877 using your credit or debit card.

  • By Mail: Please make checks payable to EARS Animal Rescue, 500 N. Indiana Avenue, Englewood, FL 34223

  • By participating in on-line giving challenges.


Donate your car or boat:

EARS is now accepting donations of cars and boats, a great way to help pets in need.  If you are interested in donating, please contact EARS for details at

Through Amazon:

Amazon Smile:  We are a 501(c)(3) charity.  Make EARS your Amazon Smile charity and a portion of your purchase is donated to EARS!

EARS Amazon Wish list of items that our rescue always needs:

EARS is always in need of:

  • Purina One Dry Cat Food

  • Purina Canned Cat Food - Fancy Feast Pate

  • Unscented laundry detergent

  • Bleach

  • Windex

  • Libman mop heads

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Kitty Litter

  • Paper towels

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EARS is a volunteer-based organization.  The Pet Store, Adoption Center, Thrift Store, and Special Events thrive and succeed only with the help of volunteers!  Volunteers may assist:

  • Customers in the Pet Store

  • Answer phones for the Pet Store / Adoption Center

  • Act as a cat caregiver or cuddler

  • At the Thrift Store: sort and display merchandise, and manage the sales register.

  • At events, volunteers help with setup, take down, and answering questions about EARS.

Stop by the Pet Store / Adoption Center to fill out an application or print it here and bring it in. 

In some instances, even an hour a week can fill a time needed.

Volunteers must be sixteen years or older.



Foster homes provide a stable environment for the dogs, and foster families can continue to socialize the dogs and reinforce good behaviors until the dog finds his/her forever home. 

All food and care items are supplied by EARS as well as medical treatment and medications. 

The shelter manager alerts the Foster if there is an interest in their foster dog and helps make arrangements for a "meet and greet," either in the Foster home or on site at the rescue. Fosters can share insights on their pet with potential adopters, as well as consider whether the potential adopters are a good match for their foster dog.

Contact EARS at (941) 681-3877 for more information on becoming a Foster.

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