Land O’ Lakes residents wishing for something four-legged and furry under their trees this holiday season are in luck. Pasco County Animal Services is rolling out the red carpet for those wanting to adopt cats or dogs.
Animal Services, in fact, has two upcoming adoption events planned for this weekend.
The first event takes place Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. During this event, potential adoptees will be able to check out some of the critters up for adoption during the Dogs’ Day Out celebration. In order to adopt one of the dogs on display, adoptees will have to take a trip to Animal Services' headquarters in Land O' Lakes.
Meanwhile, back at the Pet Adoption Center at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, animal lovers can stop by for an Adopt-a-thon that takes place from noon to 3 p.m. During this event, residents can draw coupons for adoption savings from a stocking. The savings range from $5 off to a complete waiver of adoption fees.
What’s that add up to?
According to Animal Services’ spokeswoman Judy Gregory, the savings can be significant.
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“Our regular prices are $70 for a dog and $40 for a cat and the value of the adoptions is over $400,” Gregory said. “For the month of December, every adoptable pet is discounted with our ‘Stocking of Savings’ promotion.”
Animal Services currently has more than 30 dogs and 30 cats that are ready for adoption, Gregory said.
Pasco is Striving to ‘Save 90%’
As more and more Florida counties look at no-kill policies, Pasco is stepping up to the plate to try and increase its adoption numbers, Gregory said.
“In the past six weeks, we have announced that PCAS will be striving to reach a goal of Save 90%,” she said. “In an effort to move forward with this goal, we are reaching out to the community to help us. We have monthly promotions and events both on and off site to increase awareness about our shelter.”
This weekend’s events are designed to help make sure residents know about the animals available for adoption right in Pasco.
For more information about Pasco County Animal Services, visit the agency online.
Pasco County Offers Holiday Pet Adoption Advice