Orange County Animal Services to reopen after months amid coronavirus pandemic

Adoption fees waived through May


ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County Animal Services announced the shelter will reopen its doors Friday while still implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

OCAS officials said they will offer pet adoptions through an appointment-only system.

“Pet adoptions, reclaims and surrenders will be handled exclusively via appointment, enabling us to limit the number of people in the facility to promote social distancing and mitigate potential risk of spreading COVID-19,” shelter officials said in a Facebook post.

**REOPENING ANNOUNCEMENT** Orange County Animal Services will be reopening on Friday, May 22 with an appointment-based...

Posted by Orange County Animal Services on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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“Those interested in adopting are encouraged to view the website, ocnetpets.com, prior to booking an appointment to view the available pets," a Facebook post read. "Since appointments are limited, we ask that only those seriously interested in adoption move forward at this time.”

The shelter said adoption fees will be waived for the remainder of May.

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