Nell's Fund
A non-profit animal rescue
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Helping those in need

Nell's Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue based in Largo Florida. Nell's Fund helps pay for the medical care of sick and injured stray animals, provides grants to local rescue organizations, as well as provides resources to reunite lost pets with their owners.
Started in 2011 by Ken and Stephanie Opalenick with the guidance of Dr. Michael J. Rumore of Lake Seminole Animal Hospital.

Upcoming Events in November
Donation Bucket at The Dog Bar

This Sunday Nov 12th there will be a donation bucket out for Nell's Fund at The Dog Bar! Check it out! Our four legged children are welcome at any age, but any humans must be 21 and up. See website for more details.


Past Events

In and Out Studio for pet portraits Oct 19th- Oct 21st.
In and Out Studio will be at Lake Seminole Animal Hospital doing pet portraits.

Call us to schedule your photo session with your pet. 727-393-4644. Proceeds benefit Nell's Fund, our non-profit rescue!

1st Annual Nell's Fund Charity Plant Sale
Our first annual charity plant sale will take place Oct 21st in the side parking of Lake Seminole Animal Hospital.
Do you have an old plant that you want to get rid of? We are now accepting plant donations for our 1st Annual Nell's Fund Charity Plant Sale! The event will take place on Sat Oct 21st from 8am-1pm. More details coming soon!

Dory found her forever home!

Dory, who was named after the movie Finding Nemo, was found wandering around Seminole Bowling Lanes by her friends at Lake Seminole Animal Hospital. Dory was very nervous when first arriving, as she was not sure how to interact with a human and having shelter. With lots of love and dedication, our team was able to win Dory’s heart and show her what it’s like to love a human. Now she can’t get enough of back scratches, head rubs and “making biscuits”. Dory loves being handed her choices of dry and wet food now and her nice cozy bed (pictured below). We are unaware of her actual age but our doctors are guessing at least 8 years old. Dory was first spotted, after a staff member noticed her limping by our pond. Dory was very ill when first arriving at the hospital and is still in the process of treatment to get better. As of right now Dory is not up for adoption but we are hoping one day soon her forever home will come along. For now, Dory hangs out with our Client Care Specialists throughout the day.

Meet Myrtle - Adopted

Myrtle, a 3 year old, black and tan Coonhound, was found in Bryson City NC by police officers, tied up with no food or water and her only shelter was under an abandoned trailer. She was transferred to a local shelter here and came in to LSAH for hip x-rays. She has a broken pelvic bone and needs surgery on her hip on that same side. We don't know what happened to her but it was pretty traumatic. Since the local shelter could not afford to do the extensive treatment needed she was then transferred to Nell's Fund. She is a very sweet, gentle, calm and loving dog. She gets along with other dogs, and loves the attention she gets from her foster's 3 year old son. She has not met a cat yet. Once she heals from surgery, she will be looking for her forever home.
We are selling hand made blankets to raise money for her and we have them up in the lobby of Lake Seminole Animal Hospital. If you would like more information about Myrtle or would like to make a donation to help cover her surgery costs please contact Jessica at Lake Seminole Animal Hospital


Say hello to Cheerio

Cheerio is a very sweet boy that loves to cuddle. Don't let his age fool you, he still likes to play a lot too. He walks around Lake Seminole Animal Hospital on a leash and greets each staff member every day. Come meet this handsome man and give him the forever home he deserves!