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Dire situation for dozens of animals in Florida as animal control closes

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Dozens of cats and dogs are at risk of being destroyed in Land O'Lakes, Fla., with the announcement that an area animal control agency is closing the doors, reported Friday's WTSP News.

The New Port Richey Animal Control is shutting down and there are 35 dogs and 14 cats who desperately need somewhere to go before the final shut down on Dec. 31.

The following information about the closure was released this week on the New Port Richey Animal Protection Unit Friends Facebook page:

The County has made it clear that if they restart animal control services for the City, they can not absorb the remaining animals. The City does not want to euthanize, but can not continue to care for the animals for lengths of time once the Unit closes.

In an effort to encourage adoptions, the fees to take a new cat or dog have been slashed - for only $10 an individual can adopt a cat and for just two dollars more, they can adopt a dog.

Individuals who are interested in offering one of these currently homeless pets a loving new place to live are encouraged to visit the facility this weekend; the animal control is open from noon to 4 p.m, at 10125 Land O'Lakes Boulevard in Land O'Lakes.

Inquiries can be directed 727-342-2237.

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