Pet Owners Can Save Money and Prevent Pet Overpopulation
In today's troubling economic times and with the current pet overpopulation problems, Pinellas County Animal Services is helping reduce the impact of both with an innovative program. Licenses normally cost $20 with proof of rabies vaccination. If your pet is currently licensed, and you have it spayed or neutered, save the paperwork showing the date of the surgery. The next license is issued at no charge with proof of sterilization and a copy of the current intact license certificate. This can only be redeemed once, but is a nice reward for doing your part in the battle to eliminate the problem of unwanted dogs and cats. This offer applies only to licenses purchased at Pinellas County Animal Services.
Pet overpopulation is a serious matter, with nearly seven million cats and dogs entering animal shelters in the United States every year. Residents are reminded that being responsible pet owners can prevent the tragedy of unwanted animals.
The Pinellas County Animal Services shelter and adoption center is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. The public is invited to view the animals available for adoption during shelter hours - no appointment is necessary. The hours of Pinellas County Animal Services are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The adoption areas close 30 minutes prior to the shelter closing. The shelter will not be open to the public on Thursday, Sunday or holidays. The outside animal drop-off is open on those days that the shelter is closed to the public.
For information, call (727) 582-2600 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices.
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