Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando: Stephen O'Neal 407-418-0903
Osceola County Animal Services: Tami Solano 407-742-8003
Seminole County Animal Services: Diane Gagliano 407-665-5208
Animals Shelters in Central Florida Ring in New Year with Reason to Celebrate
Orange County, Fla – Animal shelters in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, along with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando nearly doubled their adoption goal this past December after embarking on a collective “Home for the Holidays” campaign to match homeless animals with loving families. With the ring of the New Year, the shelters were pleased to confirm the combined “Home for the Holidays” efforts resulted in the adoption of 1,964 – nearly double the original collective goal of 1,000 adoptions.
Knowing that many families consider expanding their households during the holiday season with a new fur-ever friend, the shelters took to social and news media, expanded video and photography efforts in an effort to ensure that deserving homeless animals were at the forefront of a family’s attention when making that important decision. In addition to promotion, adoption fees were also reduced.
In response, the shelters today issued a heart-felt thank you message to all adopters on the Orange County Animal Services Facebook page.
|Osceola County Animal Services||210 Adoptions|
|Seminole County Animal Services||269 Adoptions|
|Orange County Animal Services||716 Adoptions|
|Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando||769 Adoptions|
|Total December Shelter Adoptions||1,964 Adoptions|
Find out more about each organization and view their current adoptable pets online through their websites here:
- Orange County Animal Services
- Seminole County Animal Services
- Osceola County Animal Services
- Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
“We are so humbled by the outpouring of love and support by this community,” said Dil Luther, manager of Orange County Animal Services. “It’s incredible to see how the holiday season brought us all together in the spirit of finding families for these animals.”
“This is a competition that truly benefits everyone,” said Carole Coleman, administrator of Seminole County Animal Services. “We love partnering, especially when it means increasing awareness on a larger scale.”
“We are in awe of this community,” said Kim Staton of Osceola County Animal Services. “Thank you to all those who adopted!”
“This collaboration was a huge success,” said Steve Bardy, Executive Director of the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, “and we are excited to have almost doubled the goal.”