SeaWorld in Orlando, FL., is joining forces with the SPCA of Central Florida and Orange County Animal Services to encourage more people to adopt dogs and cats in need of a home.
“SeaWorld’s Happy Tails” is a new animal adoption campaign that offers pet lovers two free single-day admissions to SeaWorld when they adopt a dog or cat from one of the participating animal shelters. Tickets are valid for admission to the park for a day at any time within one year of receipt.
Over 39,000 animals in need of a good home are impounded each year at the SPCA of Central Florida shelters in Orlando and Sanford, and the Orange County Animal Services shelter in Orlando. SeaWorld’s National Animal Ambassador has said the new program, starting today, is SeaWorld’s way of supporting the ‘incredible organizations and saying ‘thank you’ to people who help save animals’.
‘We are thrilled to partner with SeaWorld for an innovative program that benefits both pets and people in our community,’ said assistant manager of Orange County Animal Services, Dil Luther. ‘Saving a shelter pet’s life is a reward in itself, but a trip to SeaWorld is a generous ‘thank you’ new adopters will undoubtedly enjoy.’
Details of the program, including participating shelters, can be found on www.seaworldcares.com
Paris Hilton, having being criticized in the past for purchasing dogs from breeders, adopted her new dog from The Animal Foundation Shelter in Las Vegas. The socialite heiress adopted a sweet Chihuahua named Sid this Wednesday after spending the day volunteering at the shelter. It costs around $150 to adopt a small dog from most shelters, this fee includes immunizations, neutering/spaying, microchip identification and a bag of food.
Paris is now urging her fans on Twitter that if they are thinking of getting a dog or a cat to adopt rather than purchase from breeders – “This Chirstmas if your thinking of getting a dog or cat, get one at your local animal shelter. Save a Life. Don’t Shop, Adopt,” was posted on her Twitter on Thursday.
Sadly, over the Holidays there will be thousands of dogs in the US alone that will be abandoned or signed over by their owners to shelters. If you are looking for a dog or cat this Christmas, we recommend you visit your local animal shelter.