Adopt a Furry Sweetheart this Valentine's Weekend

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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 gif1ts 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. 16, and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17.

“Valentine’s Day celebrates love, and the unconditional love you can experience by adopting one of our four-legged residents is sure to melt your heart,” said Erika Leckington, director of the ASC.

During the event, all adoptions of animals will be $14. All animals are vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped, and most are already spayed or neutered. Animals not yet altered require a $50 deposit that is refundable after completion of surgery. Potential adopters are encouraged to bring their own leash for dogs or carrier for cats to provide a safe trip home.

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 You can also stay up-to-date on ASC events by liking its official Facebook page and following @COTAnimals on Twitter.

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