Date: December 15, 2004 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Michal Shanley, (863) 534-6631 OR (863) 981-2375 Pager

PCSO Animal Control to Offer Pets for Adoption for Christmas	

The Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section will open their doors Dec. 23, 2004, to offer pets for adoption in time for the Christmas holiday. Thursday, Dec. 23, is a county government holiday, but PCSO Animal Control will remain open in order to offer this unique opportunity for families to adopt a pet for the holidays.

Numerous pets will be available for adoption. All animals have been vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and will be ready to go home that day with a new family in time for Christmas. Families hoping to adopt a new pet can visit the PCSO Animal Control facility, located at 7115 DeCastro Road in Winter Haven, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Dec. 23.

Also offered that day will be a special $5 fee for rabies vaccinations available to Polk residents currently receiving public assistance (proof of public assistance required), with the purchase of the required county license. License costs are $25 for dogs and cats not spayed or neutered, and $10 for those who are spayed or neutered. 

For more information, please call 499-2600 ext. 135.

Distribution: Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media

A text only version of this release is also available.

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