Tallahassee, Florida (Press Release) --
The Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center (ASC) takes in an average of 10,000 animals annually. Some are adult dogs and cats, strays or surrenders, all down on their luck. Many of the animals that end up at the ASC, though, are puppies and kittens, some too young or small to even be adopted. One such puppy, along with seven brothers and sisters, ended up at the ASC in mid-July.
Animals must be 8 weeks old and weigh more than two pounds to be spayed. Daisy, a Chihuahua mix, was the runt of the litter and didn’t meet the requirements so, she was not eligible to be adopted. After being cared for in a foster home, she gained enough weight to head back to the Doggie Den and potentially get adopted.
At the same time, the ASC began participating in the ASPCA’s $125K Challenge. With her small stature and effervescent personality, Daisy was soon swept up into a world of fame, which is where her story begins. Like any good socialite, she wants you to share her adventures, but the networks wouldn’t meet her demands for a reality show. So Daisy’s Diary, a blog about life as a miniature, furry star, was created.
In her short life, she has gone from being homeless and abandoned to walking red carpets and finding a Star Agent. You can follow her story, find out about her special appearances and keep up-to-date with all the happenings at the ASC at the website linked below. Her goal is to help Tallahassee’s Animal Service Center win the adoption challenge and find good homes for her friends who are left at the ASC.
The ASC is one of only 50 animal shelters throughout the United States given the opportunity to compete in the ASPCA $125K Challenge. The winner of the adoption challenge, sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), will win $100,000. An additional $25,000 will be awarded to the animal shelter with the best community engagement throughout the contest. The City is “Reaching for the Stars” in order to win the entire $125,000.
A variety of special adoption events have already taken place and will continue through the October 31 deadline. For more information on the ASC, please visit Talgov.com/animals, call 891-2950, stop by the ASC located at 1125 Easterwood Drive near the entrance to Tom Brown Park, or find the ASC’s official page on Facebook.