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By: City of Tallahassee Release
By: City of Tallahassee Release

This Valentine’s Day weekend, the Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center (ASC) is encouraging citizens to think beyond traditional Valentine’s Day gifts of chocolate and roses and express their love by adopting a lifelong furry friend during its “Adopt-a-Sweetheart” event.

The event will be held at the ASC, located at 1125 Easterwood Drive adjacent to Tom Brown Park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13. Due to construction on Easterwood Drive at Weems Road, visitors can only access the ASC from the Connor Boulevard entrance to Tom Brown Park.

“Our animals all have a story, but they also all want to be a cherished member of a family,” said Erika Leckington, director of the ASC. “Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, and we’re hoping that many of our four-legged residents will be able to give love a second chance.”

During the event, all adoptions of animals over six-months old are free! New pet owners will also receive a pet starter kit that includes free Hill’s Science Diet pet food and a DVD with tips on caring for your new cat or dog.

Keep in mind, while a furry bundle of joy may seem like a fitting Valentine’s Day gift, returning a pet is anything but romantic. Companion animals bring with them a lifelong commitment, and choosing a pet for someone else doesn’t always turn out right. Solution: Take a romantic trip to the ASC together.

The Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center is operated and maintained by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department. For more information on the Animal Service Center and to view animals that are currently available for adoption, please visit Talgov.com/Animals.

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