Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control Partners with Best Friends Animal Society for National Adopt
Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, the only open admission shelter in PBC caring for orphaned animals in the community and Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization working to save the lives of cats and dogs in America’s shelters by 2025, are teaming up for another adoption campaign to encourage people to choose to adopt, not buy, their next pet.
“We are participating in this adoption campaign because we believe that all of our animals can find their families within our community. We have some awesome dogs to choose from! Help us reach the goal of finding our dogs their permanent homes this weekend!” said Yleana I. Arias, PBC Animal Care and Control Manager.
To view adoptable pets you can go to our website www.pbcgov.com/snap. All adoptions are currently FREE and include: spay/neuter, vaccination, microchip and free rabies license.
Our hours of operation are:
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Recent data released by Best Friends showed that U.S. shelters were seeing an increase in animal intakes and a decrease in pet adoptions from shelters. This has steadily turned into a crisis in the animal welfare community, where many shelters are over capacity.
Anyone considering adding a new pet to their family can make a difference by choosing to adopt instead of purchasing their pet.
Due to recent problems such as staffing shortages, limited shelter hours, decreased volunteers, and reduced adoption events, the time is now to help save lives by adopting a pet.
“We have proof that national promotions like the first two adoption weekends we did in May and July work,” said Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. “Our July National Adoption Weekend saw close to 10,000 animals adopted in a three-day period.”
That’s why PBC Animal Care is compelled to be a part of the upcoming National Adoption Weekend. “With our organization being open admission, we receive strays and owner surrenders daily. We need our community’s help to empty our kennels and get our animals the homes they so deserve” said Yleana. “If you aren’t yet ready to commit to adoption, you can foster through our #HealthyHome program and still make a huge difference.”
For more information, visit https://discover.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/animalcare/Pages/default.aspx or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @PBCACC to learn more.