Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Free adoptions at Pasco County Animal Shelter in Florida

Another week goes by, and Pasco County Animal Shelter is beyond capacity. Several dogs were supposed to be euthanized Tuesday, but there was a reprieve -- for who knows how long. On May 19 the shelter euthanized 25 dogs. Cats get euthanized all the time since they don't have room.

Sloan is a hound mix. Volunteers say she's very, very sweet.
She has a foster, just needs a rescue. Adoption is better.
This shelter is in Land O'Lakes, Florida, in a remote area. At least a dozen new dogs are brought in on an almost daily basis.

Animals are sharing kennels now, and it is very loud in the shelter areas. Volunteers say it makes it tough on the dogs, and many are scared. Dogs who are scared are less likely to open up to potential adopters. If they are owner surrendered or are not friendly with staff, they can be labeled as aggressive. That makes it even harder to save the dogs.

 A lab mix who the shelter says is very good.
He's knows many of his commands and is good on a leash.
We need to empty as many dogs and cats out of the shelter as possible. Pasco Animal Shelter is trying to go 90 percent no kill, but it's nearly impossible when the shelter is constantly overcapacity.

The shelter is also involved in the Rachael Ray 100K Challenge this year. Their goal is to save 811 animals in the next three months. There is a kick-off this weekend!

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Pasco County Animal Services (Tampa Bay, FL)
19640 Dogpatch Ln.
Land O’Lakes, FL 34638

To place a hold as adopter or foster/rescue: You must email BEFORE the time they are scheduled to be put to sleep. Email to adoptionpartners@pascocountyfl.net
The subject MUST be IN CAPS: ATTN DO NOT EUTH (ID#____).

To call (lines are open Tuesday-Friday, noon-4:30): 

Hours of operation to the public: 
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12:00pm-4:30pm. 
Thursday 12:00pm-6:30pm. 
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm-4:30pm.


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