Palm Beach County (PBC) Department of Public Safety’s Division of Animal Care and Control (ACC) is encouraging the community to ring in the New Year with a new best friend! The New Year calls for new resolutions and what better way of kick starting those goals than with an accountability partner. PBC ACC is currently offering $23 adoption fees for the month of January. For those looking to exercise more or catch up on their reading, PBC ACC has many adoptable animals that would be great companions for those activities. With over 300 animals in the shelter, it is easy to find the perfect cat or dog to fit any lifestyle. If looking for a dog to go biking or running with, PBC ACC has various playful, fast active dogs that would be able to keep their owners physically fit. And if looking for a companion while painting, reading or doing yoga, there is a loving feline friend or lap dog waiting to be adopted. PBC ACC is seeking help this year to find homes for the animals. Residents can also be part of something bigger this year by becoming a #HealthyHome foster. A #HealthyHome foster is a community member who chooses to care for, love and promote a shelter animal to increase the chances of adoption. Supplies such as monthly preventatives, food, collar, leash and crate are provided for the dog. The foster parent just has to supply the love! Fostering a dog helps make space for another dog in need and provides the opportunity for a foster dog to experience undivided love and attention outside the kennel environment. Those interested in adopting or fostering a furry friend can visit PBC Animal Care & Control in person (no appointment needed) or view pets online at https://secure.co.palm-beach.fl.us/snap/home. Adoption Center Hours: Monday – Friday noon – 6 p.m. Saturday noon – 5 p.m. Sunday noon – 4 p.m.
PBC Animal Care & Control is located at 7100 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, just west of the Florida Turnpike. For more information, please call (561) 233-1200 or visit www.pbcgov.com/animal.