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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Lake County Animal Shelter offers holiday adoption promotions

If someone on your holiday shopping list has asked for “something furry,” the Lake County Animal Shelter has just what you need: a shelter cat or dog delivered directly to your home by a jolly elf on Christmas Eve.

The shelter is hosting Operation Santa Paws from Dec. 18-21, a news release states. Visit the shelter on any of these dates, pay an adoption fee, and schedule your pet’s arrival to their new home. There is no extra charge for this special delivery, however, space is limited due to time constraints.

A pet is the gift that keeps on giving, shelter director Whitney Boylston says.

“In a perfect world, all of our pets would have a home for the holidays, and we are working hard to that end,” Whitney says in the release. “Pets offer a lifetime of love. So while we encourage the public to take advantage of our Christmas promotions, potential adopters should keep in mind that pets are a commitment and to choose responsibly.”

The shelter also is offering “pawtificates,” gift certificates allowing the recipient to adopt either one dog or two cats. Available for purchase for $10 at the shelter, the pawtificates include the price of the adoption, vaccinations, microchip, and spaying or neutering. The pawtificates can be redeemed through March 1, 2018.

The shelter also has put up a giving tree in the lobby, decorated with ornaments featuring adoptable animals and their holiday “wishes,” including towels, blankets, treats, and canned food.

To find out more about the Lake County Animal Shelter, stop by the shelter at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, call 352.343.9688 or visit

For the most up-to-date information and photos of adoptable animals, follow the shelter at and