The “Reed Nissan Pet Rescue Project 90-Day Adopt-a-Thon” officially kicked off its fourth year with the goal once again to help find 2,000 cats and dogs FURever homes.
Reed Nissan, Reed Nissan Clermont and the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (PAGO) have come together for the fourth time to host the 90-Day Adopt-a-Thon in hopes of exceeding their success in 2016.
Reed Nissan is a longtime supporter of the Pet Alliance and the organization’s two shelters. Currently, the dealership donates a portion of sales from each car sold to PAGO. Reed Nissan’s donations directly support projects dedicated to the safety and well-being of the animals, including play yard sun shades—critical for the animals enduring the hot Florida weather.
The 2017 Adopt-a-Thon encourages and challenges the Central Florida community to adopt a pet in need of a safe and happy FURever home. We’ll update you over the next few months on events and activities related to the Adopt-a-Thon.
Prepare a travel kit for your pet. Include bowls, food, bottled water, towels, needed prescriptions, bathing supplies, flea/tick control, and leashes.
Make sure your pets are current on vaccinations.
Create a record file for each pet. Include your pet’s vaccination records.
Always travel with photographs of your pet.
Have travel carriers handy for evacuation. Make your pet’s carrier a fun and safe place by placing treats, toys and meals in it on a routine basis.
Most public evacuation shelters do not accept pets. Know ahead of time pet friendly accommodations. Visit ‘Bring Fido‘ to locate pet friendly accommodations, and view our map below for area shelters that do allow them.
Take your dogs on a long walk before the storm.
Keep your pets routine as normal as possible (feeding time and potty time
Bonus tip: you can buy a small area of fake grass and a baby pool and put in the garage for them to use the bathroom during the storm.
Throughout October we celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month. This annual celebration raises awareness of the approximately 4 million dogs in shelters in the United States right now.
The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is proud to support this national event by offering $25 adoptions all month long on regularly priced pets (normally $75), age six months or older, at our Orlando and Sanford shelters.
Can’t adopt or already have pets? There’s still a lot you can do to help dogs in need during Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month.
Ensure your pet is spayed or neutered. This is a vital step toward preventing additional unwanted puppies and kittens.
Create your very own personal page to celebrate your pets adopt-a-versary, birthday, Halloween or any other creative idea you have! Then ask friends or family to support you. Each donation, whether $5 or $10, is significant toward providing care to pets in need.
Share our shelter wish list with friends and family or start a donation drive. Items like dog and cat treats, toys, and towels go a long way toward making pets stay in our shelter more comfortable. Most items can be easily purchased on Amazon.
Microchip your pet! By reuniting lost pets with their owners, we reduce the stress on local shelters in the area. Without a microchip, only 15% of dogs that enter a shelter are reunited with their owners.
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.
“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
“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
“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:
“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
“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
“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
On June 12, 2016, our community experienced a tragic act of terrorism and hatred that has deeply impacted us all. At Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, our sincerest condolences go out to the families that are directly affected by this senseless violence.
For the past 80 years, it has been our honor to provide care and support for cats and dogs that need our help. There may be victims that have pets that need care and shelter. We realize that not every family or friend will be able to care for a beloved dog or cat that may have lost its owner.
If you are aware of such a pet, please contact Ashleigh Bizzelle at Pet Alliance at 407-418-0906. We will provide short-term care for those hospitalized or assist families with alternative permanent arrangements if needed.
If you have general questions about how you can assist, please contact the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando at 407-351-7722.
Again, our sympathies and prayers are with each of the families during this time.
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.
We understand if you aren’t able to adopt at this time, you can still help! Here are 10 ways to help cats during Adopt-A-Cat month:
Donate your Facebook status! Sharing photos of adoptable pets is a wonderful way to help them find loving homes and who knows? Perhaps one of your friends or family members will adopt the pet you’ve had your eye on…you may even be able to pet sit when they are out of town.
Put a Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando magnet on your car. Stop by our locations in Orlando or Sanford (donations appreciated).
Running a 5K? Have an upcoming birthday? Planning a happy hour? Create a Furry Fundraiser campaign online now, it takes just minutes. Then share your campaign with friends and family.
Make the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando your charity of choice on Amazon Smile.
Take a look at our shelter wishlist, you may already have many of the items in your home.