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Photo Release -- Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and WKMG Local 6 Announce Content Partnership With "Ask a Vet" Series

ORLANDO, Fla., April 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando announced today the creation of a content sharing partnership with Central Florida CBS affiliate WKMG Local 6. Veterinary experts from the Pet Alliance will be participating in a weekly "Ask a Vet: Your Well Pet" segment aired on Local 6 to discuss veterinary medical issues to help pets and the people who love them. With spring in the air, and animal breeding season, the first official segment with timely information on spaying and neutering pets airs this Saturday morning, April 25th, at 6:20 am on Local 6. Future segments include topics such as fighting fleas and ticks on pets in Florida and learning about common house and garden plants that are toxic to pets.

"Ask a Vet: Your Well Pet" airs this Saturday, April 25th, on CBS affiliate WKMG Local 6.


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"One of the top reasons animals are relinquished to our shelters is because of the pet owner's inability to afford veterinary care," says "Ask a Vet: Your Well Pet" creator Sean Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing for Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. We wanted to establish an information series so pet owners were educated about some of the most common pet health topics. Partnering with Local 6 provides our veterinary medical team the forum to share information to help prevent illness and disease, keeping pets healthy and in their homes."

The "Ask a Vet: Your Well Pet" segments air on Saturday morning on Local 6 but the segments are archived at www.Local6.com and www.PetAllianceOrlando.org for future viewing.

"We hope the partnership with Pet Alliance is the beginning of a long relationship that benefits pets and the community," says Skip Valet, WKMG Local 6 General Manager. "Local 6 has a long-standing commitment to the health of the community as evidenced by our hugely successful Living Well Expo hosted twice yearly at Altamonte Mall and Seminole Towne Center. We know that pets are an important part of family lives and we could not think of a better partnership to promote healthy pets than with the local pet experts at Pet Alliance."

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 7,000 homeless dogs and cats turned to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for caring, compassion, and hope through its two animal shelters last year. Highly skilled veterinarians will help and heal an additional 45,000 animals through two veterinary clinics. Visit www.PetAllianceOrlando.org for more information.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Sean Hawkins - (407) 418-0904 sean@petallianceorlando.org

Source:Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando