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Animal Services News

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Pinellas County Animal Services News

 

We are entering my favorite time of the year, spring. With this comes the flowers, new growth and yes, puppies and kittens. This time of year we are all inundated with puppies and kittens. This can be somewhat challenging for all. Never knowing what or how many are going to enter our facilities keeps us on our toes, but we are always prepared and up to the challenge. 

One of our greatest assets during this time of the year is our foster parents. Yes, they are needed throughout the year but their help is critical during the spring.  With the influx of bottle babies, young kittens and puppies, they are quick to lend a helping hand and make a real difference. Last year alone our foster parents cared for over 1,200 animals. Their selflessness and hard work makes a real difference in the lives of the animals in our community. When you take the time to talk to a foster parent you will find they possess a true passion for what they are doing and the personal rewards they receive are immeasurable. 

At the end of the day, the goal for all of us is to make a positive difference in the lives of the animals in our community and beyond. Fostering is one of many ways to give back to our four legged friends. Remember, shelters all around need help with dog walking, cat socialization, clerical duties just to name a few. So if fostering is not for you, there are many ways you can still contribute and make a real difference in the lives of the animals in your community.

If you are interested in fostering for Pinellas County Animal Services please contact me:

Rusty Walker,

rwalker@pinellascounty.org
727-582-2600 Option 8