Sanford Shelter Dog Adoptions to Reopen Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Update

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is happy to announce that dog adoptions and intakes at our Sanford facility will be reopening at 12 pm on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Over the last several weeks, we treated seven confirmed cases of puppies with canine parvovirus across both shelters. When faced with an outbreak of parvo, many shelters will put down all affected puppies in their care because they lack the resources to isolate and treat it. Thankfully, we did not have to do that.

Thanks to the quick thinking of our shelter staff and the expertise of our shelter medical team, we were able to provide lifesaving care to the puppies affected as well as preventable care to 20 additional dogs.

The puppies are now recovering and will be ready to find their forever homes soon. The cost of treating parvo ranges from $500 – $2,000 as each case presents its own challenges and treatment plan. 

We are lucky enough to not only have the ability to isolate these puppies but also experienced staff and the resources to treat the virus thanks to your support. Each donation helps provide lifesaving medical support to animals in need. Your support also helps ensure that operations continue as normal for all of the pets in our shelters.

Will you donate today to continue to make this lifesaving work possible?

We are happy to reopen the shelter to the community just in time to find them loving homes for the holidays. Help us clear our shelters! As of today, over 245 animals are ready to find their next forever home at both our shelters and offsite locations. An additional 120 cats and dogs are in foster care and will soon be looking for their new family too!

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Sanford Location Opens Shelter Medical Clinic

Veterinarian Dr. Morris with Clinic staff member Leslie Martinez.

Pet Alliance’s Sanford shelter recently opened a dedicated shelter veterinary clinic due to a generous gift from the Estate of Annie L. Bowman. A longtime resident of Casselberry, and friend of many cats, Annie chose to include Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando in her will. Annie’s family wanted to ensure the gift would have a lasting impact on animals, and the opportunity to fund a new state of the art shelter clinic was a perfect fit.

Over the last few years, the Sanford shelter relied heavily on the resources from Pet Alliance’s public clinic to operate and care for the animals surrendered to the shelter. 

The gift from the Estate of Annie L. Bowman provided the resources needed to fund equipment purchases and renovations to complete the shelter medical space. Having a shelter medical clinic and dedicated veterinary team to care for shelter pets allows Pet Alliance to better meet the healthcare needs of the animals and create a more efficient operation.

“The Sanford shelter clinic will have a significant impact on our shelter pets,” said Fraily Rodriguez, Vice President of Operations. “Pet Alliance’s policy is that all dogs and cats in our shelters must be seen by a veterinarian and, if needed, spayed or neutered before adoption. Before Sanford had its own shelter medical team, animals had to wait, sometimes for days at a time, to be seen by veterinarians in our public clinic. Now, our dedicated staff is doing surgeries 5-6 days a week, which translates to our animals being ready for adoption sooner”

Sanford Shelter Medical team and Shelter staff.

The full-time team made up of Veterinarian, Dr. Nanea Morris, and Veterinary Technician, Tanya Ogle is very excited to have this amazing new clinic space where each dog and cat surrendered to Pet Alliance receives a thorough medical exam, vaccines, preventive medicine, specialized medical issues, and spay/neuter surgery (if needed)—without a significant wait time.

‘It’s exciting how a meaningful innovation like this, thanks to the kindness of donors like Annie and her family, can end up saving more lives in our Seminole County community.”

To learn more about out our clinics, click here.

 

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