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Animals shelters in Central Florida double holiday adoption goals

Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:28 am

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 shelter officials confirmed the combined “Home for the Holidays” efforts resulted in the adoption of 1,964 – nearly double the original collective goal of 1,000 adoptions.

Osceola County Animal Services had 210 adoptions.

“We are in awe of this community,” said Kim Staton of Osceola County Animal Services. “Thank you to all those who adopted!”

Knowing that many families consider expanding their households during the holiday season with furry family members, 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.

“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.”


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. It strives to ensure safe interactions between pets and people while working to achieve a live outcome for as many of the 9,000 animals it receives as possible.