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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Adoption Event Success

Home for the Holidays Adoption photos

The event was to find fur-ever homes for as many dogs and cats as possible. Animals Services found fur-ever homes for 47 animals and transferred 52 animals to rescue agencies in December.

Some of the important highlights of the event include the adoptions of Moshe the cat, Darth Vader the chihuahua, Ellie May the hound, and Sugar Plum the amputee Great Pyrenees.

Moshe the cat was adopted before the end of Hanukkah. Darth Vader, the Chihuahua found a family with a young boy to play with at the adoption event. Ellie May, the hound found her fur-ever family at the event.

Sugar Plum was a Great Pyrenees that came to Animal Services with a severely injured right rear leg. After an emergency amputation and biopsy, it was discovered that the open wound was cancerous. Sugar Plum recovered from the surgery and was transferred to the Florida Great Pyrenees Club just before Christmas. A miracle just before the big day.

Animal Services still has more dogs and cats that are looking for a new home in the new year. They will host an adoption event, “New Year, New Start” on Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM at 819 CR 529, Lake Panasoffkee, FL.

All animals are FREE to approved adopters and will have their annual vaccinations, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and given the first month of Simparica Trio.

Please visit our website at to see available animals and apply online to adopt an animal.

If you are a Sumter County resident and are not quite ready to adopt but are willing to provide a home this winter and foster an animal, please apply online at

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