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H3N2 Virus – What You Should Know

June 23, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Update Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is excited to announce that dog adoptions at our Orlando facility will be reopening at 12pm on Thursday, July 13. Adoption fees for the 48 dogs have been sponsored by Franklin’s Friends. Intakes will remain closed at the Orlando facility as we focus on our…

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Myths and Facts about Spaying and Neutering

June 9, 2017

Myth: Female dogs and cats should have at least one litter before having them spayed. Truth: There is no medical evidence to justify allowing a dog or cat to have a litter before spaying. In fact, spaying female dogs and cats eliminates the possibility of developing uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the threat…

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So you found a litter of kittens – What’s next?

May 1, 2017

Across the nation, Spring’s end and Summer’s beginning marks the time of year when the many feral kittens are born annually. In central Florida, feral and community cats are a significant segment of the un-homed animal population. Chances are, you’ve seen cats in your own community. Since we are now in the height of “Kitten…

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What Should You Do if You Find Kittens in the Wild? Wait & Watch

April 4, 2017

Spring means the start of kitten season, which also means a lot of well-intentioned people are finding young kittens and bringing them to shelters. In just 2-days, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando received ten kittens less than one week old. When people find kittens in the wild, they believe they are doing the right thing…

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Heartworm Awareness Month

April 1, 2017

Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes and can be deadly, if left untreated.  “Dogs get heartworms by being bitten by mosquitoes,” says Dr. Rhoades, Medical Director for the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. “Keeping dogs on a heartworm prevention is required year-round to keep them healthy here in Florida.”  Prescription heartworm prevention is available for…

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Pet Story: Brett and Rhaegar

March 16, 2017

Brett discovered his love for dogs as a US Marine serving in Iraq: “I worked a lot with Canine Handlers. I got really used to working with dogs.” Brett is no longer in the military, but his love for dogs followed him to civilian life – he and his fiancé, Ashley, talked about getting a…

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Make the Gift of a Lifetime

February 22, 2017

Are you interested in making a gift that will have significant impact on helping pets in Central Florida? There is an excellent opportunity if you are a donor in your 70s who want to make a gift during your lifetime from an asset that would be subject to multiple levels of taxation if it remained…

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Anna & Cindy – A Legacy of Love

February 15, 2017

Anna Hume lived a life of kindness, generosity and love for her family. She spent the last several years of her life living at the Mayflower in Winter Park. Anna loved painting, water aerobics, and getting her hair and nails done – but she especially loved her cat Cindy. As Anna was making decisions about…

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Thanksgiving Pet Dangers

November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to pause and give thanks for the joys in your life, especially your furry friends!  It’s also a time when your home may be full of wonderfully tempting foods for your pets. Of course, it’s always best to never give your pet table food but we realize the holidays are…

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Giving Tuesday – Double Your Donation

November 10, 2016

  After Black Friday and Cyber Monday there’s Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving back.  You can participate by helping the homeless dogs and cats in our community. This year your donation will go twice as far thanks to Pet Alliance partner Reed Nissan.  They will be matching all Giving Tuesday donations dollar-for-dollar up…

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