Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Animal shelter, DAR partner to offer free pet adoptions for veterans in November

As Veterans Day approaches, the Lake County Animal Shelter is offering free pet adoptions for veterans during November. This promotion was
made possible by a donation from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Ellen Robertson Chapter.

“We are honored to accept this donation from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This will benefit both our local veterans and our homeless pets,” Lake County Animal Shelter Director Whitney Boylston says in a news release. 

In partnership with the Lake County Animal Shelter, the non-profit is again sponsoring a “Companion Pets for our Vets” project that will provide pet adoption assistance to current and former military vets in November.

“Pets have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their humans,” adds Wendy Henderson, corresponding secretary for the Mary Ellen Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Leesburg. “Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness. We hope this project will enrich the lives of our military veterans and their families, and find loving forever homes for homeless pets.”

To find out more about the Lake County Animal Shelter, visit 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, or call 352.343.9688. 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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