Operation: Santa Paws!


Schedule your new pet’s Christmas Eve arrival


Holidays are happier with pets! Surprise your family with the gift that keeps on giving: a shelter cat or dog brought directly to your home by a jolly elf on Christmas Eve!

The Lake County Animal Shelter is hosting “Operation Santa Paws.” Adoption fees are waived for the remainder of the year, and there is no extra charge for this special delivery – just adopt your pet between Dec. 20-23 and schedule your pet’s arrival for Dec. 24. Space is limited due to time constraints. And remember, pets are a lifelong commitment so choose responsibly.


The shelter will also offer “pawtificates,” gift certificates allowing the recipient to adopt either one dog or two cats. Starting Monday, Dec. 16, they will be available for purchase for $10 for two cats or $20 for a dog at the shelter, and include the price of the adoption, vaccinations, microchip and spay or neuter. Pawtificates do not expire, and they make a great gift for those who will be considering pet adoption in the new year.

“Our hope through these promotions is to find forever homes for our homeless pets this holiday season. We always have a variety of wonderful animals waiting to meet their new family,” said Shelter Director Whitney Boylston.

For more information, contact the Lake County Animal Shelter at 352-343-9688 or stop by at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares. You can also visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/LCAS or www.facebook.com/LakeCountyAnimalShelter.