TAVARES — Lake County Animal Services Division is gearing up for the holiday season by offering “Pawtificates”, a gift certificate that allows the recipient to adopt either a cat or dog from the Lake County Animal Shelter.
The “Pawtificate” can be purchased beginning Monday, Dec. 10 at the Lake County Animal Shelter, located at 28123 County Road 561 in 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.
“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 to offer a chance to give the gift of a pet, but allow an opportunity to have the whole family be able to take a trip to the shelter at a later date to decide on one that is the perfect fit.”
The certificates are non-refundable, and can be redeemed between Dec. 26 2012 and March 31, 2013 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.