TAVARES — It’s the hottest event of the summer! Join the Lake County Animal Shelter and L.E.A.S.H., Inc. for “Hot Dogs, Cool Cats.” Hosted at the shelter, 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, this fun-filled, ongoing event offers families pet adoptions at no cost from 10 a.m. to 3:30 pm. and free hot dogs and popsicles between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“Hot Dogs, Cool Cats” will be held on the first Saturday of the month throughout the summer: June 3, July 1 and Aug. 5.
“Summer is a wonderful season for families to consider adopting a pet,” said Brian Sheahan, Lake County Community Safety & Compliance Director. “Children are home from school and are able to spend time bonding and caring for their new best friend.”
In fact, having a family dog can benefit a child’s emotional intelligence, according to the scientific study “The Role of Pets in Enhancing Human Well-being: Effects on Child Development.” Some ways include increasing self-esteem and compassion, helping children feel accepted, improving cognitive development, lessening stress and contributing to overall happiness and health.
“It is of course important when selecting a dog or cat for your family to ensure the particular animal is the right fit for your home and lifestyle,” added Sheahan. “Our staff and volunteers are happy to work with shelter visitors to find the perfect match for your household.”
To find out more about the Lake County Animal Shelter, or to adopt or volunteer, stop by the shelter at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, call 352-343-9688 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/LCAS. For the most up-to-date information and photos of adoptable animals, follow the shelter on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyAnimalShelter and Twitter at www.twitter.com/lakeshelterpets.
The event is sponsored by L.E.A.S.H., Inc., a non-profit agency based in Lake County that directly benefits shelter animals in need. For more information, visit www.leashinc.org, www.facebook.com/LEASHinc, or call 352-340-3803.