Orange County Contact: Diane Summers, 407-254-9141
Seminole County Contact: Diane Gagliano, 407-665-5208
Osceola County Contact: Kim Staton, 407-742-8000
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Contact: Stephen O’Neal, 407-493-1678

Orange, Osceola and Seminole County Animal Services and the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Unite for Holiday Pet Promotion Aiming for 1,000 Adoptions Across Central Florida

Orange County, Fla. — This holiday season, animal shelters in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties are teaming up for the fourth annual “Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion. The goal is to boost pet adoptions, uniting homeless animals with loving homes in time for the holiday season. The four shelters combined have set a goal of 1,000 pet adoptions for the month of December.

Orange, Seminole and Osceola County’s Animal Services will reduce pet adoption fees to $12 or less for the entire month of December for the promotion. The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, with a location in Orlando and a second in Sanford, will reduce adoption fees to just $12 for the 12 days leading up to Christmas.

“Our shelter pets, each and every one of them, are looking for new families and it is our hope that this promotion will result in a record breaking adoption month and unprecedented success for our community’s homeless animals this holiday season,” said Dil Luther, manager of Orange County Animal Services.

“Opening your heart and home to a new pet this holiday season will be the gift that you remember for a lifetime,” said Carole Coleman, administrator of Seminole County Animal Services.

“This time of year we all think about the many things we have to be grateful for and how we can give back to our friends, family, and community,” said Kim Staton of Osceola County Animal Services. “Adopting a homeless pet is a great way to give-back. What you will receive in return is unconditional love, loyalty, and tremendous fun in return for your kindness. There simply is no better deal. So if you have room in your heart and your home this holiday season for a new family member, please consider adopting a homeless pet.”

“This partnership provides the community a great avenue to provide a pet their forever home,” said Steve Bardy, Executive Director of the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

Find out more about each organization and view their adoptable pets online through their websites here:

About Orange County Animal Services

Orange County Animal Services is Central Florida’s largest pet rescue and adoption center. Last year, Animal Services received nearly 20,000 animals at its shelter. For more than 40 years, the agency’s mission has been to protect the citizens and animals of Orange County. Its vision is to give abandoned and neglected pets a second chance to live long, healthy lives in safe, loving homes

About Seminole County Animal Services

Seminole County Animal Services has a caring and qualified staff, committed to providing responsible, reliable and efficient services to our citizens. We strive to preserve the lives of all animals. With approximately 10,000 animal intakes last year, our agency has remained focused on promoting responsible pet ownership and animal welfare through community education and adoption programs.

About Osceola County Animal Services

Osceola County Animal Services focuses on public safety and animal welfare through our enforcement, adoption, return to owner, lost/found pet, volunteer, and other programs. We strive to ensure safe interactions between pets and people while working to achieve a live outcome for as many of the 9,000 animals we receive as possible.

About Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

As the go-to pet experts across Central Florida, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando does good things for dogs and cats and the people who love them. Formerly the SPCA of Central Florida, our goal is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable services for pets and to be leaders in innovative animal care and veterinary medicine. More than 8,000 homeless dogs and cats will turn to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for caring, compassion, and hope through our animal shelters this year. Our highly skilled veterinarians will help and heal an additional 45,000 animals in our veterinary clinics. Providing shelter for animals in crisis, disaster response efforts and pet food pantry for dogs and cats in need, we will help thousands of additional animals this year. Find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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