National Take Your Dog to Work Day!

By: Matt Galka Email
By: Matt Galka Email

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- June 22nd, 2012 5:30 p.m. --

Maybe you were at your office on June 22nd and saw some new four-legged co-workers, or at least your co-worker's dogs. That's because June 22nd was recognized as Take Your Dog to Work Day.

"It's a day that was started back in 1999 by the pet sitters association to bring about awareness of shelter pets, homeless animals," said Perri Dale, the assistant director at the Tallahasse Animal Services Center.

The shelter says that pet overpopulation in our area, and nationwide, can be a problem.

"We take in over nine thousand animals here a year, and of course a good percentage of those animals are not adopted, and we have some of the best, most friendly pets here! We have all breeds," said Dale.

The shelter was running a special to coincide with Take Your Dog to Work Day. They waved all adoption fees for those wanting to bring home a new dog.

Free is nice, but for some people looking for a pooch, price doesn't matter.

Lauren Kascia, an owner of three dogs, was looking for another. She says that she just wants to help the animals, and find them a new home.

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