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Adopt 'Twelve Strays of Christmas'

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — In the spirit of the holiday season, Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement has launched the “Twelve Strays of Christmas,” a promotion aimed to increase adoptions and generate awareness about the pets that are currently available for adoption at its two local shelters.

“We have selected and are presenting 12 dogs and 12 cats for our ‘Twelve Strays of Christmas’ promotion,” said Paula Hunter, the South Animal Care Center manager. “Each of these animals will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and have a county license tag, all for $12 through the month of December,” she continued. Animals not on the special will be half price.

“These ‘Twelve Strays,’ just like the many other animals that we have at the shelters, are ready to provide loving companionship to someone,” said Hunter. “So much emphasis is put on helping others during the Holiday season, and I hope that people also remember these wonderful animals.”

Department Director Karla Torpy reports that her staff has done a fabulous job and worked very hard all year long on innovative programs to help place dogs and cats with loving families and educate people about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. “I urge anyone who is thinking of bringing a new pet home for the holidays to visit either or both of the county shelters first,” she said.

The South Animal Care Center is at 5100 West Eau Gallie Blvd. (just west of Interstate 95 and the Renninger’s Super Flea Market and Farmer’s Market in Melbourne,); the North Animal Care Center is at 2605 Flake Road (north end of Dunn Airport in Titusville,). Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday. Shelters are closed on Wednesday.

For more information, call the South Animal Care Center at 321-253-6608 or the North Animal Care Center at 321-264-5119 or visit

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