Pull from Polk!

13 Mar 2019 12:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

This year, pull from Polk!

Polk County, one of our largest counties in Florida, has the highest euthanasia rate in the state.

In a massive effort to change the odds for homeless animals, SPCA Florida, a 501(c)3 rescue and adoption center located in Lakeland, Florida has committed to generating a minimum 16% increase in animals saved this year.

To accomplish that goal, we need to pull an additional 4,000 animals from Polk County Animal Control (PCAC).

Four initiatives are in place.

  • Save the kittens (most at risk)
    • Transporting 400 to the northern states 
    • Working with local veterinary clinics to help s/n
    • Redirecting kittens up to 12 weeks from PCAC to SPCA Florida
  • Save the Bully breeds (at risk for euthanasia)
    • Volunteer committee formed to transport bully‚Äôs (includes Rottweilers, Chows, Dobermans) to approved shelters where the stigma of the bully breeds is less.
    • First bully breed dog moved to Ontario, Canada has been adopted
  • Save the heartworm positive dogs (at risk for euthanasia)
    • Doubled budget to pull/treat 288  heartworm positive dogs
  • Mega Adopt-a-Thon to find homes for 500 animals at reduced rates

The fifth initiative is YOU. We are asking all Florida nonprofit rescue organizations to Pull From Polk this year.  Instead of pulling from other states, please consider Polk County Animal Control or SPCA Florida. We will deliver!

There has never been a better time to help the animals in our state.  Please consider us for your small and large dog, cat and kitten needs. Thank you for your lifesaving support. 

Call Randa Richter at 863.577.4608 or email RRichter@spcaflorida.org


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