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.

Both locations will be closed on Thanksgiving day. Adoptions will open early from 10-6 on Friday!