The Lake County Animal Shelter is at critical capacity after Hurricane Irma. While community support before the storm, including adoptions and shelter break sleepovers, helped get many animals outside of the kennels and into safe homes during the storm, the shelter is currently housing a whopping 210 dogs.
“The hurricane has had a drastic impact on our shelter,” said Shelter Manager Whitney Boylston. “We have taken in an additional 125 animals since Irma hit, with more coming in each day. Some people’s home are unlivable and they are understandably unable to keep their animals with them any longer.”
The shelter is seeking rescue, adopters and fosters to help meet this immediate need.
Pictured above is current shelter resident and new mom Aubrey and her pups who are in need of rescue.
Visit the shelter at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, call 352-343-9688 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/LCAS. For the most up-to-date information and photos of adoptable animals, follow the shelter on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyAnimalShelter and Twitter at www.twitter.com/lakeshelterpets.
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