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Lake County Animal Services unveils online Adopt-a-Pet feature

RELEASE DATE: August 10, 2009

TAVARES — The Lake County Department of Public Safety, Animal Services Division, resumed all animal adoptions last week by unveiling a new online tool that allows Web users the opportunity to view adoptable pets.

As of Monday, three dogs, four cats and two bunnies were listed on the County’s Web site. Each listing features photographs of the animal, type of breed, age and a short description.

“The featured animals on the County’s Web site are also shown on Petfinder.com and are just a select few of the many adoptable animals at the shelter,” said Marjorie Boyd, Director of the Lake County Animal Services Division. “Feel free to come on in and find a new friend.”

To adopt an animal, visit Lake County Animal Services, located at 28123 County Road 561 in Tavares, on Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pet adoptions are on a first-come, first-serve basis and interested parties are not allowed to place holds on animals.

Adoption fees are based on the cost of sterilization, rabies vaccination, County tag, regular vaccinations and testing. The sterilization fees vary depending upon gender and size of the animal. For the exact cost of a pet adoption, contact the shelter. Only cash is accepted for pet adoptions, but in the near future Animal Services hopes to accept credit cards.

Adoptions at the shelter resumed last week after a short outbreak of canine distemper was discovered. All dogs are vaccinated for distemper upon entry to the shelter. For more information, call the Lake County Animal Services Division at (352) 343-9688.

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