Virtual Kitten Shower

WHAT: Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Virtual Kitten Shower

WHERE: Both Pet Alliance Locations (Orlando and Sanford)

WHEN: Through April 30th, 2018

WHO: Benefitting Pet Alliance’s Virtual Kitten Nursery

Pet Alliance is hosting a shower to benefit our Virtual Kitten Nursery! Through the Virtual Kitten Nursery, a dedicated group of volunteer foster parents provide the around-the-clock care for hundreds of kittens every year. Pet Alliance provides ALL supplies required to care for the kittens, and we need your help! Last year, the Virtual Kitten Nursery cared for and adopted out over 1,100 kittens and we hope to save as many kittens as possible this year. By donating an item from our wish list, you can make our “Virtual Kitten Shower” a purring success!

You can drop off or ship any of the items to either shelter:

Orlando

2727 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839

Sanford

2800 County Home Road
Sanford, FL. 32773

Needed Items

KMR – Kitten Milk Replacer
Pro Plan Focus Kitten Canned Cat Food – 24-3 oz. Cans
Pro Plan Focus Chicken & Rice Kitten Food
Miracle Nipple Mini 2 pack For Pets and Wildlife with Syringe
Pureness Regular Litter Scoop (3 Pack)
Fashion’s Talk Cat toys Variety Pack for Kitty 20 pieces
Just For Cats Toy Variety Pack – 13 Piece
PETFAVORITES Original Mylar Crinkle Balls Cat Toys – 12 Pack
PetAg Nurser Bottle, 4-Ounce
Four Paws Pet Nursing Bottle Kit
AnnaLisa Italian 100% Organic Cotton Rounds
Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap

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Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Participates in National Clear the Shelters Day

Orlando, Fla., August 19,2017 – Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando will be waiving the adoption fees for all dogs and cats in their Orlando and Sanford shelters on Saturday, August 19, as part of National Clear the Shelters Day. The shelters will be open from 10am – 6pm.

The third annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative, will be held this Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Hundreds of shelters in 20 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico will waive or discount fees as part of the one-day adoption drive.

The goal is to #ClearTheShelters by finding forever homes for as many animals as possible. Over 53,000 pets were adopted during last year’s event, but millions more remain homeless. Every year, 7.6 million animals end up in shelters nationwide — and only 2.7 million are adopted, according to the ASPCA.

 

About Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

As the go-to pet experts for Central Florida, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando does good things for dogs and cats and the people who love them. Formerly the SPCA of Central Florida, the organization’s goal is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable services for pets and to be leaders in innovative animal care and veterinary medicine. More than 7,000 homeless dogs and cats turned to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for caring, compassion, and hope through its two animal shelters last year. Highly skilled veterinarians will help and heal an additional 45,000 animals through two veterinary clinics. Providing shelter for animals in crisis, disaster response efforts, and pet food pantry programs for dogs and cats in need, thousands of additional animals are helped each year. Visit www.PetAllianceOrlando.org for more information.

Congratulations, Finalists!

The 3rd annual ‘My Best Friend’ Wine Label Contest sponsored by Quantum Leap Winery was the most competitive to date with more than $24,000 raised to benefit Pet Alliance!  

The top three pets in each category, in terms of total votes, moved on to the final round and the grand prize winners will be announced at this year’s Furball. Winners will have their pets photo, name and story featured on the 2016 My Best Friend Rescue Red Wine produced by Quantum Leap Winery.  

Each finalists story can be read online here.

Finalists in the Dog Category:

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“She was barely a week old when she was dropped off at animal control and she found her way into our hearts a few weeks later.  She is the happiest little soul we have ever met and we are so fortunate to have found her.” -Catherine Reynolds


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“When Barkley saw the lion statue in our front yard so diligently guarding our home, Barkley immediately (with no prompt) struck an identical pose to the statue.  We are now into our third year as a family.  Thank you, Barkley, for the love, joy and companionship you so willingly share!” -Sue Drake

 


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“Sophie was part of a large group of puppies rescued from a house in Ft. Pierce.  I had recently lost my dog and swore I would never go through that hurt again.  When I realized the hurt was from not having my couch companion and faithful wake up face licker, I did a search to find a dog to fill that ever growing hole in my life.  How lucky am I to have found her!” -Stephen Bardy

 


Finalists in the Cat Category:

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“We were grieving the unexpected passing of our family cat. For months, we did everything we could to try to save our kitty and just when we thought we were over the hurdle, she crossed over the rainbow bridge. Heartbroken and distraught, I read about Daphne’s story and immediately knew I needed to meet this little survivor. Her resilience and spunk for life spoke directly to my heart, and within minutes of meeting this beauty, I knew she was the newest addition to our family!” – Kimberly Pouncey

 


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“I fell in love with Luna the second I saw her. I was working my volunteer shift at the Pet Alliance the morning that she went up for adoption and knew that she was for me.” -Michele Hand

 


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“Sammy was someone’s pet that ended up with a feral colony in Osceola county. He looked thin and pregnant from worms and was not neutered. I took him to my vet where we found out he was positive for feline AIDS and Leukemia. He underwent antibiotic treatment and targeted lymphocyte therapy and became the picture of great health. He had 20 months of happiness and love.” -Lisa Ericson

 

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Cinco de Mayo Adoption Special

Untitled design (69)Did you know?  Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

We want to celebrate a victory of another kind, over pet homelessness.  From Thursday, May 5 to Sunday, May 8 you can adopt any regularly priced dog or cat for just $5!

Your new furry friend will go home already spayed/neutered, treated for internal and external parasites, microchipped and vaccinaed against rabies, distemper and upper respiratory viruses. Cats receive a Feline Leukemia test and dogs will have been tested for heartworm disease.

You’ll also receive a free post-adoption veterinary exam and one month of flea prevention.

This special is valid at our Orlando and Sanford shelters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paws in the Park

Untitled designLake Eola was overrun by furry friends on Saturday, February 13 for the Paws in the Park!

The 22nd Annual Paws in the Park was one for the record books with more than $100,000 raised to support homeless pets in our community. The event was also the largest in history with Lake Eola officials estimating more than 15,000 people in attendance!

The event began with a group walk of over 1,500 registered participants and their dogs. Afterward, guests enjoyed awards, talent shows and vendors offering food and gifts for humans and canines alike. Families could spend time in the Disney Kids and Family Zone which featured its own dog trainer shows and Canine Sports Arena.

We are also thrilled to announce that over 500 free microchip scans were performed, 35 pets received new microchips and four shelter dogs were adopted at the event!

Photos from the event can be viewed on the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Facebook Page as well as our Storify story featuring photos shared with us through social media.

Fundraising for the event benefits Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, Florida’s oldest and largest animal welfare organization. Event proceeds supported veterinarian facilities for homeless pets at both of Pet Alliance’s locations. Pet Alliance was pleased to announce the fundraising goal has been exceeded due to the overwhelming support, bringing in $106,945.91 to help animals in need.

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2016 Disney Dogs Team
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2016 Mutts on a Mission

Top Fundraising Individuals:

  • Jan Staniszkis – $6,000
  • Kelly Mendez – $1,810
  • Irene Pabson – $1,615
Top Fundraising Teams:
  • Disney Dogs – $18,274
  • Mutts on a Mission – $3,435
  • Run of the Litter – $1,935

 

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Home for the Holiday

Orange County Animal Services, Seminole County Animal Services, Osceola County Animal Services and the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando are teaming up to host a Central Florida shelter pet adoption special. All four shelters will be reducing adoption fees for dogs and cats to $12 for the month of December. This “Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion will help spread awareness for the homeless shelter pets who are ready to find a new family.

View Adoptable Dogs   View Adoptable Cats

“The homeless animal crisis tragically impacts all of Central Florida,” said Fraily Rodriguez, Vice President of the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, “area animal shelters have aligned with the single focus of saving lives this holiday season and we are asking the community to do its part by adopting a dog or cat.” Kim Staton, Director for Osceola County Animal Services added, “we want all the participating shelters to be empty for Christmas. That would be a huge gift to the animals and community.”

Uncontrolled breeding of dogs and cats and selling of puppies and kittens online and in stores contribute to animal homelessness. Animals adopted from shelters are spayed or neutered, completely vaccinated, microchipped for identification, and examined by a veterinarian.

“This holiday season, please consider bringing home a very special gift from our family to yours – a lovable shelter pet!”, said Bob Hunter, Seminole County Animal Services Manager. “Open your heart and your home to our partnership pets, and you’ll be making a difference in both of your lives.”

Four area animal shelters have combined efforts to support the “Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion:

The goal for the adoption promotion is to adopt out a total of 2,000 animals from the participating shelters during the month of December. Animals available for adoption are viewable on each participating organization’s web site. Contact animal shelters individually for specific information about a particular adoptable dog or cat.

“While every animal in our shelter is warm and well taken care of this holiday season, we know they would rather be snuggling with a new family in a cozy home,” said Dil Luther, Division Manager for Orange County Animal Services, “we encourage everyone who is ready for the life-long commitment of owning a pet to adopt this holiday season and experience the unconditional love they have to offer.”