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Lake County Animal Services offers ‘Pawtificate’ for holiday pet adoptions

RELEASE DATE: November 28, 2011

TAVARESLake County Animal Services announced today the sale of “Pawtificates”, a gift certificate that allows the recipient to adopt either a cat or dog from the Lake County Animal Shelter.

PawtificateThe “Pawtificate” can be purchased at the Lake County Animal Shelter, located at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares during normal business hours.  The certificates cost $60, and include the price of adoption, all vaccinations, deworming, heartworm tests and spay or neutering, if required. The certificate also entitles the owner to purchase a microchip for their new pet at a reduced rate.

“We recognize the gift of a new pet for the holidays can be a special treat for a family or child, said Gregg Welstead, Director of Lake County’s Conservation & Compliance Department.  “Because it is a long-term commitment, we wanted a way to allow the gift of pet ownership for the holidays, without being obligated to choose a pet without all family members being able to decide on one that is the perfect fit.”

The certificates are non-refundable, and can be redeemed between Dec. 27, 2011 and March 31, 2012 at the Lake County Animal Shelter.

For more information about the “Pawtificate” program, or about pet adoption, contact the Lake County Animal Services Division at (352) 343-9688, or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/adoptpet.

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More Information:
Lake County Animal Services Division
(352) 343-9688
http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/adoptpet

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Kelly Lafollette
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Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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