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For Veterans: Free Pet Adoptions

For Veterans:  Free Pet Adoptions

    The Lake County Animal Shelter is offering fee-waived pet adoptions for veterans.  This promotion was made possible by a donation from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Ellen Robertson Chapter.
    “We are honored to accept this donation from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  This will benefit both our local veterans and our homeless pets,” said Whitney Boylston, Lake County Animal Shelter director.
    In partnership with the Lake County Animal Shelter, the non-profit is again sponsoring a “Companion Pets for our Vets” project that will provide pet adoption assistance to current and former military vets.
    “Pets have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally, and physically beneficial to their humans,” said Cathy Trout, Service to Veterans chair for the Mary Ellen Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Leesburg.  “Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment, and lessen feelings of loneliness.  We hope this project will enrich the lives of our military veterans and their families, and find loving forever homes for homeless pets.”
    To find out more about the Lake County Animal Shelter, visit 12280 CR 448, Tavares, or call 352-343-9688.  For the most up-to-date information and photos of adoptable animals, follow the shelter on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyAnimalShelter.