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Animal shelter held a unique party which led to multiple adoptions

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Last week, the Lake County Florida Animal Services facility issued a press release announcing their recent success with an innovative adoption event.

On June 28, the shelter held a puppy and kitten baby shower - the event resulted in a record number of shelter pets being adopted from the facility.

Thanks to the special puppy/kitten shower, 52 previously homeless pets found new homes. Of that number, 24 of the adoptions were puppies and 19 were kittens...but there were older pets who found homes as well, including five adult dogs and four adult cats.

Brian Sheahan, Lake County’s Director of Community Safety & Compliance expressed his gratitude for the community's support, stating:

“We cannot thank the community enough for stepping up and showing their support for this wonderful event,

In addition to the many pets that were able to find homes, citizens also brought more than $2,000 worth of food and supplies to help care for the shelter animals.”

In an effort to continue the promising adoption trend, the facility has reached out to the community with a request for more foster families. Foster homes enable Animal Services to place injured animals, as well as puppies and kittens, into homes for short periods of time until they are either healthy enough, or old enough, to be adopted.

Individuals interested in learning more about the Lake County volunteer program can complete an application at this link.

Animal Services is also urging pet owners to take advantage of the county's spay/neuter rebate program - the program has $50,000 of funding allocated with the mission of helping reduce the overwhelming number of unwanted animals that end up at shelters. To date, the county has paid out nearly $33,000 since Oct. 1, 2013. Rebate application forms can be downloaded online at www.lakecountyfl.gov/rebate or obtained at Lake County Animal Services.

To find out more about Lake County Animal Services, or to adopt or make a donation to help with the care of shelter animals, log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/adopt, visit the shelter at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, or call 352-343-9688.

Click here to find the Animal Services Facebook page.

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