The City Beautiful was recently named the 4th Most Pet-Friendly City in America by WalletHub! Our community really is full of enthusiastic and loving pet people, so we aren’t necessarily surprised that Orlando was included toward the top of the popularity list. With animal parents in mind, WalletHub compared the pet-friendliness of the 100 largest
Alexis (Lexie) Young met her first cat named Milkyway when she visited an animal shelter with her Girl Scout troop early on in her 11-year journey from “Daisy” to “Senior” scout. Like with most Girl Scout troops, becoming a well-rounded scout means learning about the community — and it starts by experiencing it first hand.
No pet parent should have to feel the panic and stress of prioritizing pet food purchases against a laundry list of other financial responsibilities. Especially if it means the difference between keeping their beloved pets or surrendering them to the shelter. But as the spread of COVID-19 continues, so do these struggles for millions of
Calling all crafters, DIYers, and folks looking for an inexpensive way to give back to shelter dogs and cats! The summer months are usually the busiest for animal shelters nation-wide as the combination of Kitten Season and owner surrender appointments increase the number of animals in our care. However, 2020 presents it’s own struggles with
Check out our 2020 Summer Newsletter to keep up to date on the latest happenings at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Hear from our Executive Director Steve Bardy, see how shelters and clinics have pivoted in light of COVID-19, learn more about our amazing foster parents, and more! We hope you enjoy it!
Pets are often the bedrock of family shindigs with their contagious enthusiasm, killer on-them outfits, and the ability to make the room feel lighter. Backyard BBQ’s wouldn’t be the same without a wagging tail, and late-night board games are required to have a cat stampede across them flinging tokens as they go. It’s tradition. However,
A Comfy Surprise! Excuse us…. but the kindness in this room is astronomical! Carol Getsee recently made these adorable and comfy quilted mats for our Sanford shelter cats. She dedicated her time and materials to create each quilt that is perfectly fit to the size of our kennels. Even though our shelters are not open
Summer is always a time of greater need for Central Florida’s homeless animals. And this summer, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the animals need your help more than ever. Supplies and vaccines are more expensive — and harder to find. Many volunteers have had to stay home. And adoption events have been cancelled, meaning more animals
With so many people at home during April and May, many trading their office desk for makeshift home offices, the world’s new normal wasn’t the most natural of transitions. But still, many people wanted to find a way to fill their days at home helping the community. One way many people chose to do that
Figure 1.1 Pet Alliance 2020 TNR Record for Female Colony Cats and Estimated Kittens Saved. Since November 2018, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando has spayed and neutered 2,265 community cats through their targeted Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program. TNR has been scientifically proven to reduce the number of kittens born in the wild by interrupting
We know everyone must be fatigued by emergency preparedness these days. However, this year’s Hurricane season scientists predict more activity than normal, so it’s important that you and your pets are prepared. The Atlantic Hurricane Season is June 1 to November 30 and the following tips can help your pet weather the storm: Never Leave Your
Bringing a pet into the family is the start of an incredible journey for you and your new furry friend, but it’s also the most formative time for you and your pet’s long-term relationship. Each pet is an individual with their own history, and puppies and kittens are ready to figure out where they fit