Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
4:12 am EDT
Tue, July 7, 2020

Free pet adoptions for military veterans

Lake County Animal Shelter Director Whitney Boylston and The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11. As the day approaches, the Lake County Animal Shelter is proud to offer free pet adoptions for veterans during the month of November. This promotion was made possible by a $200 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, as we know this assistance will benefit both our local veterans and our homeless pets,” Whitney Boylston, Lake County Animal Shelter Director, said in a press release.

In partnership with the Lake County Animal Shelter, the non-profit is launching a “Companion Pets for 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,”said Charyl Winner of the Daughtersof the American Revolution. “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

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