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BREVARD TIMES - AOL - LOCAL NEWS - Monday, June 3, 2013
VIERA, Florida -- More than 100 dogs and cats went home to loving families during the first “Rescue Me” Pet Adoption Event held Saturday, June 1, at Viera Regional Park.
The event brought together the community’s three-largest shelter organizations and well over 100 adoptable pets for families to choose from. Led by FloridaNoKill and Brevard Aiding Shelter Animal Projects, Brevard County Animal Shelters, Brevard SPCA and Central Brevard Humane Society brought puppies, dogs, cats and kittens of every size, shape and color in search of forever homes.
“This community, our hard-working and dedicated staff and incredible volunteers, who almost all have animals of their own, made this event possible,” said Karla Torpy, Brevard County’s Director of Animal Services and Enforcement. “Congratulations to all of those folks waking up this week with new best friends in their homes.”
The “Rescue Me” adoption event is one component of a developing countywide plan to lead Brevard to becoming a no-kill community.
“We are dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in Brevard County,” Torpy said.
The county's plan is straightforward, she added.
“We need to provide spay/neuter services where they are needed most so fewer animals go into shelters, and increase adoptions through combined efforts like this one so more animals come out of the shelters and go into new homes.”
“Rescue Me” was made possible thanks to sponsors of the event, including URS Federal Technical Services, Daphne Foundation, FloridaNoKill and FLORIDA TODAY.