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New pet adoption program in St. Augustine

The St. Augustine Humane Society has launched its newest awareness program to support the nonprofit’s mission to prevent pet overpopulation with affordable spay neuter programs and to eliminate the relinquishment of pets to shelters. According to Carolyn Smith, St. Augustine Humane Society’s Operations Director, the organization has launched, “Abandoned to Adored”, an ongoing educational exercise that takes participants on the journey of a shelter dog.

Working with the St. Johns County Animal Control Pet Center, an abandoned pet will be tracked from initial intake to being selected, medically rehabilitated, professionally trained, and groomed and pampered as a finishing touch. Then, the pet is sent on a pet supply shopping spree with volunteers before it is placed in a perfectly matched and loving home.

Individuals and families who wish to participate in this adoption program can learn more online and register at http://www.staugustinehumanesociety.org/adoption/abandonedtoadored.html. By submitting the application, participants agree to be interviewed for selection and to have stories and photos released to the media.  For more information, call 904-829-2737 or e-mail info@staughumane.org.


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