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Photo Release -- Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Adopt-a-Thon at Reed Nissan

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is holding its first ever Adopt-a-thon, free dog and cat adoptions, at Reed Nissan, 3776 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808, from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday, October 18, 2014. The Adopt-a-thon continues the Reed Nissan Pet Rescue Project by announcing the goal to adopt 2,000 homeless pets into new homes by the end of the year. Pet Alliance's full service veterinary department has checked "under the hood" on all dogs and cats for the Adopt-a-thon, making sure each pet is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and equipped with a Pet Theft Detection Device, also known as a microchip.

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Adopt-a-Thon at Reed Nissan; Adopt Your New Best Friend for Free This Weekend #Freedomride


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"There is nothing more heartwarming than to see a homeless dog or cat experience his or her ride home from the animal shelter," says Sean Hawkins, Director of Marketing for the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. "We call the ride home a #Freedomride and we could not think of a better way to kick-off the year-end Adopt-a-thon than by partnering with Reed Nissan."

"We have set a goal of adopting 2,000 homeless pets into new homes by the end of the year," adds Aaron Hill, General Manager for Reed Nissan. "Our dealership has stepped up to the plate to help homeless pets in the community and now we are asking the public to help by adopting a pet. Saving one dog or cat will not change the world, but surely for that one dog or cat, the world will change forever."

The Adopt-a-thon keeps going all weekend. In addition to free pet adoptions at Reed Nissan on Saturday, all fees to adopt a pet will be waived at both Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando animal shelters all weekend. The Orlando location is 2727 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839 and the Sanford location is 2800 County Home Road, Sanford, FL 32773. Both shelters are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. To view all pets available for adoption online, visit www.PetAllianceOrlando.org. Please bring a collar and leash for dogs or a carrier for cats who are adopted or purchase one on site at all locations.

About Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

As the go-to pet experts across Central Florida, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando does good things for dogs and cats and the people who love them. Formerly the SPCA of Central Florida, the organization's goal is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable services for pets and to be leaders in innovative animal care and veterinary medicine. More than 10,000 homeless dogs and cats will turn to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for caring, compassion, and hope through its two animal shelters this year. Highly skilled veterinarians will help and heal an additional 45,000 animals through two veterinary clinics. Providing shelter for animals in crisis, disaster response efforts, and pet food pantry programs for dogs and cats in need, thousands of additional animals are helped each year. Visit www.PetAllianceOrlando.org for more information.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Sean Hawkins, 407.418.0904 sean@petallianceorlando.org

Source:Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando