Orange County Animal Services offers $10 dog adoption fee

In an effort to help clean up its overcrowded shelter, Orange County Animal Services has reduced dog adoption fees through Thursday, September 16.

The shelter says it is caring for 185 dogs and 89 cats and is approaching capacity with only one vacant kennel available.

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Orange County officials say that’s typical for this time of high summer consumption.

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To help reduce the number of animals in its care, the shelter has reduced dog adoption fees to $10 through Thursday. These fees include neutering and neutering the animal, initial vaccines and microchipping, depending on the shelter.

“I hope this fee reduction and this effort will serve as a signal to Central Florida residents that we need help, we need adopters to come forward,” said Diane Summers, animal services manager for the Orange County. “We have several dogs that have been with us for 100 days or more, they’ve been neglected for months and it’s time for their luck to turn for the better.”

A handful of dogs have been in their care for over 100 days, the longest being Cano A470008, who spent a total of 152 days at the shelter.

If you are interested in adopting a dog, the shelter encourages you to check out their website for available animals and for more information.

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