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Photo Release -- Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Continues $12 Pet Adoptions

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando announced today that it is continuing $12 adoptions for every dog and cat at both of its shelter locations in order to reach the goal of placing 2,000 pets into homes. A total of 1,854 pets were placed into homes during the Reed Nissan Pet Rescue Project Adopt-a-thon Challenge between October 1 and December 31, 2014. To reach the goal of adopting 2,000 pets into homes, the Adopt-a-thon Challenge is being extended through January 15, 2015. Plus, every pet adopted from the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando during the extended Adopt-a-thon also goes home with a gift bag that includes treats and a very special plush toy.

Dogs and cats like these are waiting to start their New Year in a new home.


A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=29847

"Never in our 78 year history have we adopted more pets into homes than we have during the Adopt-a-thon Challenge," said Kerri Burns, Executive Director for Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. "We are so close to our goal of placing 2,000 pets into forever homes that we decided to extend the challenge to the community, asking the public to help by adopting a homeless animal for just $12, now through January 15th."

"Thanks to our customers, Reed Nissan has contributed more than $100,000 in support to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando through the Pet Rescue Project and the Adopt-a-thon Challenge," said Aaron Hill, General Manager of Reed Nissan in Orlando. "The Reed Nissan family has never been involved with a more heart-warming project than helping to save the lives of more than 2,000 homeless pets. We cannot think of a better way to start the New Year than by being able to celebrate reaching our goal."

On average, Pet Alliance invests about $300 in every adoptable pet to provide sterilization, micro chipping, vaccinations, flea and heartworm prevention, pet health insurance, and a veterinarian examination. The Pet Alliance Orlando shelter is located at 2727 Conroy Road, Orlando, Florida 32839 and the Pet Alliance Sanford shelter is located at 2800 County Home Road, Sanford, Florida 32773. More information about adoptable pets at both locations can be obtained online at www.petallianceorlando.org or by calling (407)351-7722.

About Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

As the go-to pet experts for 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