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Lakeland, FL— SPCA Florida adopted 358 animals into loving homes during the month-long Clear the Shelters™ 2020 Adoption Campaign.  To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing measures, this year’s initiative ran from August 1 through August 31, featuring adoptions by appointment. This is the sixth consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo owned stations presented their popular pet adoption campaign to communities nationwide. This campaign was in partnership with affiliate stations and shelters/rescues. 

“Collaborative efforts usually result in successful results,” said Shelley Thayer, Executive Director, SPCA Florida. “Our supporters at Orlando Cat Café, Petco, and PetSmart were instrumental in helping us place animals into loving homes,” said Thayer. “We could not have reached these numbers without them,” she stated.

SPCA Florida continues to make adoptions by appointment. To find your forever family member please call 863-577-4615 for an arrange a visit.  All pets are fully vetted, vaccinated and microchipped.  SPCA has a great variety of cats, dogs and kittens in all sizes and colors.

SPCA Florida is asking everyone to stretch a little further this year and help homeless animals who are oblivious to COVID conditions. To give them the second change they deserve, please go online at and donate, or call 863-577-4600. If you cannot donate, please consider fostering to save a life.

About SPCA Florida

Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill organization headquartered in Lakeland. Dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people in the community. SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to more than 6,000 homeless animals entering our doors each year. Open to the public, our SPCA Florida Animal Medical Center is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that heals and helps 50,000 patients annually. Thousands more pets and people are served through our community outreach and education programs.

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