Despite Successful Adoption Campaign, Kennels are Full Again
HERNANDO – The following is a message from Virginia Singer, Public Information Manager for Hernando County Government.
The Hernando County Animal Services (HCAS) achieved 151 pet adoptions during June 2015. This is an increase of 119 percent from the previous month. Within the past two months, HCAS had 380 live outcomes for dogs and cats, which includes pets returned to owners and transfers to rescue partners. Still, with all this success, the shelter remains overcrowded.
“Thanks to the media, rescues and all around networking, HCAS experienced a large outpouring of support from our community and beyond,” Managing Veterinarian Dr. Julie Rosenberger said. “Sadly, all those kennels vacated through successful outcomes are full again.
In response to the overcrowding, HCAS is launching a Kitten University promotion to target all the kittens and cats they have been caring for over the past weeks. Several varieties of Kitten University graduates are now available for adoption. Adoption fees are $10 and include all vetting, county license and age-appropriate vaccinations.
They also have many dogs awaiting their FURever homes.
HCAS is located at 19450 Oliver Street in Brooksville. Regular office and shelter hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office and shelter are closed on Sunday, Monday and holidays. Visit www.hernandocounty.us/animal or call (352) 796-5062 for more information.
You may also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HernandoCountyAnimalServices.