Alyssa Chandler, Public Information Officer, Orange County Animal Services
Phone: 407-405-7782

Pet Adoption Fees Reduced to $12 at Central Florida Shelters During December 2018

Orlando, Fla.—November 28, 2018— To celebrate the holiday season and spread awareness for shelter pets throughout Central Florida, adoption fees for dogs and cats have been reduced to only $12 this December 2018. Orange County Animal Services, Seminole County Animal Services, Osceola County Animal Services and the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando will participate in the “Home for the Holidays” promotion. The unified goal is to place 2,000 homeless shelter pets into loving, forever homes.

The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando will offer the promotion for the first 24 days of the month, while Orange, Osceola and Seminole County animal shelters will offer the deal for the full month of December. A wide-range of ages, breeds and sizes of pets will be available across the participating shelters. The $12 adoption fee includes spay/neuter, initial vaccinations and microchip identification.

“This promotion is a coordinated effort among Central Florida’s largest pet shelters, which first began in 2011,” said Dil Luther, manager of Orange County Animal Services. “Each year, we continue to see the impressive adoption results soar higher and higher through this promotion. Last year, we had a total of 714 adoptions at Orange County Animal Services … and it’s my hope this will be our best year yet.”

“It is my wish that every adoptable shelter animal finds a forever home for the holidays,” said Carole Coleman, administrator of Seminole County Animal Services. “The citizens of Central Florida have always shown their support for their local animal shelters and I hope families open their hearts and homes to help empty all the shelters before the New Year. We here at Seminole County Animal Services are very appreciative to be a participant in this annual event.”

“We are so happy to be part of the ‘Home for the Holidays’ event again this year and hoping the community will open their hearts and homes to a pet in need,” said Kim Staton, manager of Osceola County Animal Services. “Pets that are adopted can make the most loyal and loving companions … so if you have never adopted from a shelter, please consider doing so this holiday season. There is no better way to celebrate the spirit of giving than by giving a pet a new, forever home.”

“Pet Alliance is once again pleased to partner with OCAS in offering great opportunities for people to adopt a wonderful pet,” said Stephen Bardy, executive director of the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

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