During the month of January, Orange County Animal Services will be reducing adoption fees to $20.13 in celebration of the New Year. This promotion aims to encourage citizens to start off 2013 by saving a homeless pet’s life. One of Animal Services’ New Year’s resolutions is to find loving, forever homes for 400 animals during the month of January.
“With the holidays during this time of year, we tend to have fewer visitors at the shelter, but there are still plenty of animals looking for new homes,” said Dil Luther, division manager of Orange County Animal Services. “We did a similar promotion last year and were amazed with the results; 396 animals were adopted. We’re hoping this year is even more successful.”
Orange County Animal Services will also encourage adopters to round up their adoption fee to $25, making a $4.87 donation to the shelter.
“It surprises people, but $4.87 really goes a long way here at the shelter, helping with medical care, food and supplies,” Luther said. “Last year, adopters were so generous in their donations, we received more than $500. We hope we’re able to raise that much or more this year.”
Donations can also be made online at www.ocfl.net/donate.
The promotional adoption rate is limited to one pet per person.