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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 11/14/2014 

 PCSO Animal Control Annual Pet Fest 


It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Polk County Animal Control – each December, we are thrilled to hold our annual Pet Fest at our facility in Winter Haven.


This year’s Pet Fest is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. at the PCSO Animal Control Facility located at 7115 De Castro Road, Winter Haven, adjacent to the county landfill, just off the Polk Parkway Winter Lake Road exit.


Our goal at Pet Fest is to adopt out as many forever friends as we can, by offering reduced rates to our customers. Our adoption fees are discounted to $25.00 on the day of the event. This fee is a $140.00 savings, because it includes:

·         License tag (regularly $10)

·         Microchip (regularly $15)

·         Daily food & care (regularly $15)

·         Vaccinations (regularly $25)

·         Preventive care (regularly $40)

·         Sterilization (regularly $60)


If you already have a forever friend, we’ve got great news for you – we also offer a low-cost pet vaccination clinic throughout the day. All pet vaccinations will be $5.00 each. Microchips are $15.00 each.


But wait, there’s more: Special celebrity guests Santa and Mrs. Claus (and elves) will chat, sign autographs, and take photos with you and your family, including all human, canine, and feline members. Why not make a one-of-a-kind Christmas card for your friends and family, featuring your favorite pet sitting on Santa’s lap? We will have special demonstrations, bounce houses for the children, and food for sale as well.


Please remember, if you are adopting a pet for a Christmas present, the decision shouldn’t be made lightly. It is our goal that the pets we adopt out become your “forever friends.” Once the newness of that puppy or kitten wears off, people may be tempted to bring the animals back. These decisions shouldn’t be taken lightly – if you adopt a pet, please be responsible and invest in obedience classes, or read books or manuals to learn how to lovingly take care of and teach your pet to become a responsible family member.

There are several vendors featured at our Pet Fests too, if you’re looking for any pet-related items. We have more room on the premises if you are a vendor and are interested in participating. For more information, please contact the PCSO Animal Control Section at 863.499.2600, or visit our website
www.polkpets.org or check us out on Facebook www.facebook.com/Polk-County-Animal-Control.