Adoption Alaqua Animal Refuge Adoption Event Mar 7 & 8

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    Alaqua Animal Refuge is hosting a Laissez les bons temps Rouler Adoption Event on March 7 & 8, from 12-5pm each day at the refuge in Freeport, Florida.

    The pawty isn't over yet! "Let the good times roll" with sponsored adoption fees on all adult dogs (6 months +) and cats, March 7-8, 2020.

    We're kicking off Saturday at noon with a dog parade featuring 17 of our newest furry friends from St. Landry Parish Animal Control in Louisiana. Stay after the parade and enjoy the afternoon with us playing games, creating crafts, and enjoying delicious food from local Food Trucks.

    A huge thanks to Cathy Bissell & the BISSELL Pet Foundation for sponsoring adoption fees for this special weekend. We could not do it without you!

    Applicants must meet the animal at the Refuge during the event to qualify. Requirements for adopters can be found at alaqua.org/adopt/guidelines. All animals receive spay/neuter, vaccinations (including rabies), and a microchip prior to adoption.

    As they say in Louisiana, “Laissez les bons temps Rouler!”

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    Alaqua Animal Refuge NEWS

    Alaqua to be featured on the Hallmark Channel "Tails of Joy"

    Let the Good Times Roll Adoption Event at Alaqua Animal Refuge March 7 & 8 in Freeport, Florida


    Freeport, FL – Alaqua Animal Refuge joined the Bissell Pet Foundation, along with nine rescue organizations from across the United States, to rescue 180 dogs in danger of euthanasia from St. Landry Animal Rescue in Louisiana this week. Rescue organizations came from states across the country including California, Michigan, Tennessee, and Florida. Cathy Bissell, founder of the Bissell Pet Foundation, organized the mission and Hallmark Channel’s Tails of Joy show was on site to document the process.

    Through Tails of Joy, the Hallmark Channel is hoping to bring about more awareness of animal rescue, transportation, and adoption. The show highlights the multiple processes it takes to run an animal shelter, from the physical rescue and transportation to the adoption, and everything in between.

    “I was born and raised in Louisiana, so Alaqua has been assisting that state and its animals for years,” said Laurie Hood, Alaqua founder. “The dedicated director of the shelter had put in her resignation because of the lack of support from the parish and all of the animals in the shelter were in danger of being put down. Some of these animals had been there for over a year."

    Alaqua is currently conducting the medical needs of 28 dogs, which range from a cruelty case dog whose neck was embedded by a shoe string to heart worm positive dogs. Alaqua’s Director of Operations Taylor Hood was also onsite in Louisiana and said “it was eye opening to see that these dogs were basically just existing in their kennels.” He stated further, “They made the long journey back to Florida and are already flourishing after just a day.”

    Since the rescue happened in the middle of Louisiana during Mardi Gras festivities, Alaqua is hosting a special adoption event next weekend for the public to meet these animals and apply for adoption. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, from noon to five. Beginning at noon on Saturday, the event will feature the ‘Mardi Gras’ dogs with a Louisiana themed dog parade, and there will be giveaways for anyone adopting a dog!

    “We knew that this was a special group of dogs who have been waiting years to find homes, so we just made this transport happen. Our emergency kennels were brought out and staff is prepared to work overtime,” said Laurie Hood. “We depend on donations to be able to save entire groups of animals like this, so all donations are appreciated.”

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    About the show: Tails of Joy
    The journey begins as we take a closer look at the time and effort that goes into rescuing shelter dogs. This story follows a transport from St Landry’s Animal Control in Louisiana and continues as the rescues work tirelessly to find each dog their forever families, and see each animal begin to thrive. This is just the beginning of their “Tails of Joy” only on Hallmark Channel.



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