Brevard County, SPCA Plan ‘Mega Adoption’ Events

By  //  October 8, 2013


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Mega adoption scheduled for Jan. 25-26

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ABOVE MAPS: Brevard County has two animal care centers with adoptable dogs and cats available. They are open daily except Wednesday from noon until 6 p.m. South Animal Care Center, 5100 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne 321-253-6608. North Animal Care Center, 2605 Flake Road, Titusville, 321-264-5119.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Building off a successful “Super Adoption Event” in June, Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement and SPCA of Brevard are coordinating efforts to hold four Community Mega Adoption events in 2014, with the goal of placing 2,000 sheltered dogs and cats into forever homes.

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Building off a successful “Super Adoption Event” in June, Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement and SPCA of Brevard are coordinating efforts to hold four Community Mega Adoption events in 2014, with the goal of placing 2,000 sheltered dogs and cats into forever homes. (Shutterstock image)

The initiative is modeled after First Coast No More Homeless Pets in Jacksonville, which developed a “mega adoption” model that in 2013 led to a new national record for cat and dog adoptions in a single event with over 1,000 adoptions.

Brevard County held a similar event in June, called the “Rescue Me Super Adoption Event,” that drew a turnout of more than 500 people and led to the adoption of 104 animals in a single day.

“With the continuing downward trend and 2,000 adoptions of at-risk animals in 2014, Brevard County could be declared “No-Kill” in 2015,” said Karla Torpy, director of Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement.

Mega adoption events are now planned locally for each quarter in 2014. The events will entail pulling 2,000 animals from county shelters who are “at risk” of being euthanized, placing them in temporary foster homes and highlighting their availability for adoption through advanced advertising. Adoption cost will be $25, which includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.

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Karla Torpy

Brevard County is expected to have a few hundred less euthanasia deaths in 2013 compared to 2012, and this year’s total euthanasia deaths may be around 5,400 compared to over 9,000 in 2007.

“With the continuing downward trend and 2,000 adoptions of at-risk animals in 2014, Brevard County could be declared “No-Kill” in 2015,” said Karla Torpy, director of Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement.

The initial Mega Adoption event is scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 25-26 at the Azan Shrine Center on Eau Gallie Blvd. in Melbourne.


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