In an effort to find more forever homes for homeless animals this summer, shelters from Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties entered into their first adoption challenge. Summer months are peak breading seasons often leaving shelters at maximum capacity or over capacity. In addition to dedicated rescues accepting animals into foster and permanent homes, Central Florida shelters are expanding efforts to find four-legged friends new loving families. At the end of the summer season, the tri-county area shelters will compare adoption percentages from the previous year to 2016, and name the victor. Even with months to go, the friendly rivalry has begun. While final percentages will ultimately award victory, all agree the true winners will be the homeless animals and their new families.
In an effort to extend the challenge beyond Central Florida, Orange County released a video challenge to their colleagues in Palm Beach County, asking them to also increase their pet adoptions this summer.