How To Help Pet Adoption and Animal Shelters in Orlando, FL During The Holidays

How To Help Pet Adoption and Pet Shelters in Orlando, FL During The Holidays

There are many ways to give this holiday season, and there are many groups and organizations that need your support. Perhaps one of the most vulnerable groups are animals. They can’t advocate for themselves. There are many organizations and services in Central Florida that could use a helping hand. This holiday season, you can show your support through a variety of ways – volunteer for a day, donate money or food or adopt a shelter animal. Learn how to help pet adoption and animal shelters in Orlando, FL during the holidays.

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Needs Kitten and Puppy Food Donations

The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is looking for donations from the community. According to the shelter, puppies and kittens in their foster care program have already gone through the shelters’ supply of food, and they will need help with restocking shelves. This is a full list of what they are looking for in terms of donations:

  • Wet pate kitten food (poultry flavors only) and dry kitten kibble
  • Wet puppy food and dry puppy kibble
  • Kitten milk replacer

Donated items can be physically delivered or shipped to any of the Pet Alliance shelters. You can also shop through their wish list, which will have it shipped directly to the shelter.

Facts about The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

More than 5,200 homeless dogs and cats will turn to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

1,443 Transfers have been completed. These animals were transferred from other shelters that did not have the time, space or resources to care for them.

2,013 community cats have been trapped, sprayed and neutered by Pet Alliance’s Community Cat Initiative.


The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Has Opened A Temporary Cat Shelter in Downtown Orlando

Earlier this October, The Pet Alliance has opened a temporary cat shelter in downtown Orlando. The shelter is located at 777 W Central Blvd – right across from Exploria Stadium. The new pet shelter contains spacious adoptions areas with the room to house more than 30 cats. On-site, there is also a full-service shelter medical facility that will serve both shelter cats and community cats through the TNVR Initiative. Another feature of the shelter is a specialized room for the intake of surrendered cats.

The grand opening of the temporary cat shelter included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with members of the community including Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Patty Sheehan. The Pet Alliance was ecstatic to welcome the first adopters to the new space. The hours for the downtown Orlando shelter are Monday-Saturday from 12 pm – 5 pm. The shelter is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Seminole County Animal Services Is Celebrating National Pit bull Awareness Month

Pit bulls are one of the most misunderstood type of dog. They are actually loyal and loving companions. In honor of National Pit bull Awareness Month, pit bulls and pit bull mixes will be only $10 for adoptions at Seminole County Animal Services. These pups are looking to find their forever home. You can browse their cute faces at


Orange County Animal Services Is Hiring

Do you have a background as a Veterinarian or Vet Tech? Do you have experience with assisting animals? Are you an animal lover? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, we have some good news: Orange County Animal Services has at least five new types of positions available! If you or someone you know has a passion for helping both people and pets check out the following positions:

Animal Care Assistant

Starting at $15.60/hour, a full-time position that assists the kennel team with various tasks: cleaning kennels, assisting with dog play groups, and helping to facilitate adoptions

Animal Services Officer

Starting at $22.91/hour, a full time position that includes certification after hire to become an Animal Control Officer. You will be specifically serve the kennel.

Animal Services Specialist Supervisor

Starting at $19.86/hour, a full-time position that oversees the customer service representatives who are serving at the front lobby.


Salary range $97,177.60 – $143,313 (depending on experience), this a full-time position that is responsible for ensuring that all animals receive medical care including daily surgeries like spay/neuter.

Veterinary Technician

Starting at $16.08/hour, this is a full-time position that serves the clinic area, assisting the veterinarians triage animals, prep for surgery, medicate pests in the shelter, and other tasks.

To apply or browse more openings, visit the Orange County’s hiring page.


Make A Difference In The Lives Of Animals

From the pandemic to Hurricane Ian, many animals got displaced, got abandoned, and shelters were over their occupancy rate, and were low on food or supplies. Right now, Orlando shelters need all the support they can get. Even if you can’t adopt or volunteer at this time, even a small monthly donation to one of these shelters can go a long way. These usually cover the cost of food and ongoing care including spay/neuter prior to adoption, heartworm treatment, a flea preventative.

Consider Your Donation To These Local Organizations:

Seminole County Animal Services

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Orange County Animal Services

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