‘Rescue Me’ Adoption Event Set For June 1

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Furry companions will be in abundance

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BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Hundreds of furry companions and forever friends will be in abundance during “Rescue Me,” a Community Pet Adoption Event, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Viera Regional Park.

Karla Torpy, director of the County Animal Services Department

Karla Torpy

The “Rescue Me” goal is to adopt out dozens of animals in one day. Brevard County Animal Services, along with other area groups including SPCA of Brevard and Central Brevard Humane Society, will have many wonderful animals looking for their new homes.

“Between the attending groups you will find a huge variety of dogs and cats all in one place,” said Karla Torpy, director of the Brevard County Animal Services Department.  “This is the best place to find your new best friend.”

DOG-TO-DOG INTRODUCTION

If you have a resident dog and you’re looking to adopt another one, you’re encouraged to bring your dog along with proof of its vaccines and county registration to the event.

“If we can save 100 pets at this event, that is 100 success stories,” said Torpy. “We want folks to make adoption from one of the many shelters or rescue groups operating in our community, their first option for a pet.”

Several groups require a dog-to-dog introduction when completing an adoption. There will be special adoption fees at the event, with spay/neuter and shots included.

Additionally, it’s recommended to bring all members of a household to meet the future family member. Adopters will also need a drivers license or some other form of photo ID. Adoption counselors from participating organizations will work with families at the event in order to finalize adoptions on the spot.

“If we can save 100 pets at this event, that is 100 success stories,” said Torpy. “We want folks to make adoption from one of the many shelters or rescue groups operating in our community, their first option for a pet.”

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“Rescue Me” participants on Saturday, June 1, are encouraged to visit the area’s multiple adoption facilities to find a furry companion. Visit the websites for business hours and photos of pets currently available for adoption. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

VISIT THE AREA’S ADOPTION FACILITIES

“Rescue Me” participants on Saturday, June 1, are encouraged to visit the area’s multiple adoption facilities to find a furry companion. Visit the websites for business hours and photos of pets currently available for adoption.

“Rescue Me” is sponsored by URS Federal Technical Services, Inc., Florida Today, Daphne Foundation, Brevard ASAP and FloridaNoKill.multiple adoption facilities to find a furry companion.

For information e-mail Karla.Torpy@BrevardCounty.us or FloridaNoKill@aol.com


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