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Dog fighting bust leads to special adoption weekend at Orlando shelters

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It’s never a dull moment at an animal shelter, especially for Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. After confiscating 34 dogs from a dog fighting ring this week alone, their shelter is now over capacity.

This weekend, dog adoption fees are reduced to $15, and cat adoptions are free to qualified adopters.

Kerri Burns, Executive Director for Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, had this to say in the shelter’s press release of May 29, 2014:

"Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando immediately stepped up to the plate to assist Orange County Animals Services with the animals confiscated in the dog fighting raid. Pet Alliance not only accepted adoptable animals from OCAS to ease crowding at their shelter, but Pet Alliance veterinarians stepped in to provide medical support for OCAS shelter pets. Collaborating to save more lives is an appropriate use of Pet Alliance resources."

The Pet Alliance Orlando shelter is located at 2727 Conroy Road, Orlando, Florida 32839. Telephone: 407-351-7722

The Pet Alliance Sanford shelter is located at 2800 County Home Road, Sanford, Florida 32773. Telephone: 407-323-8685

Visit the shelter’s Pet Services website page to learn more about the adoption procedure and view the available pets online.

Formerly known as the SPCA of Central Florida, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is the oldest and largest animal welfare organization in Central Florida.

What is Dog Fighting?

Dog fighting is a sadistic "contest" in which two dogs are placed in a small arena in order to fight each other for the spectators’ entertainment and gambling. The dogs are specifically bred, conditioned, and trained to fight. Dog fighting is now a felony offense in all 50 states and is a felony offense under federal law. Read more on the Humane Society’s Fact Sheet.

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