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Photo Release -- Free Cat Adoptions During Cat-a-palooza at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., June 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando today announced the second "Cat-a-palooza" event at its two animal shelters, 2727 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839 and 2800 County Home Road, Sanford, FL 32773 with free cat adoptions all weekend. Celebrating "fantastic felines," the event seeks to find homes for the shelters' cats and kittens, with Hill's Pet Nutrition underwriting the adoption fee for the first 100 cats adopted during the event, which runs June 20-21, 2015.

The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando announced the second "Cat-a-palooza" event at its two animal shelters with free cat adoptions all weekend.


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"Summer is the time of year we receive the most cats and yet adoptions are low," says Sean Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing for Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. "We value our partnership with Hill's Pet Nutrition not only to celebrate cats but also to put the extra effort into finding every cat in our shelters a forever, loving home." The Pet Alliance animal shelters are filled to capacity with adoptable cats and kittens, all of which are available for viewing at www.PetAllianceOrlando.org.

In addition to the free adoptions, every adopted cat will also receive a free bag of Hill's Science Diet cat food, 6 months of flea and heartworm prevention and 30 days of free pet health insurance. As a special bonus, the first 20 cats adopted during Cat-a-palooza will receive a very special designer cat bed filled with toys and treats, a $200 value.

"We think cats are fantastic and enjoy giving them the special attention they deserve," says Dianne Perkins, U.S. Shelter Program Manager for Hill's. "During Cat-a-palooza, the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love® Program is partnering with Pet Alliance to help as many cats as possible find a forever home."

On average, the Pet Alliance invests $254 in every adoptable cat. Every cat and kitten adopted by Pet Alliance has been spayed or neutered, permanently identified with a microchip, fully vaccinated and treated for fleas. Even if you cannot adopt a pet this weekend, you can lend a hand by providing a temporary foster home for a special needs animal. For more information on adopting or becoming a foster home, call (407) 351-7722 or visit www.PetAllianceOrlando.org.

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. 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.

About Hill's Pet Nutrition

Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. manufactures Prescription Diet® brand therapeutic pet foods and Healthy Advantage® brand preventative wellness pet foods available only through veterinarians, and Hill's® Science Diet® and Hill's® Ideal Balance™ brand pet foods sold through veterinarians and finer pet specialty stores. Founded more than 70 years ago with a unique commitment to pet nutrition and well-being, Hill's is committed to its mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill's produces high-quality, great-tasting pet foods owners can trust and give to their canine and feline companions as part of a veterinary health care team recommendation. This ultimately improves patient health and the health of the practice. For more information about Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. and Hill's Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition™ visit HillsVet.com, search for Hill's Pet Nutrition on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @HillsVet.

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

Source:Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando