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Help longtime shelter residents Cano and Davey find homes forever
Orange County, Florida – Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) has reserved space on two Interstate 4 billboards for the month of October to highlight important messages about reporting animal cruelty and the need for parents host, as well as highlighting two specific dogs who have now spent months at the shelter. .
Cano (A470008) was dumped outside a local veterinary hospital on April 13 this year and impounded at the shelter two days later. He has now counted 174 days in the care of the shelter, making him one of the few dogs to have been detained for this long in the shelter’s history.
âCano is very friendly to people, is familiar with his obedience commands and responds to instructions,â said Diane Summers, director of Orange County Animal Services. “We think he’s about nine years old, but don’t let that age fool you, he still has a lot of energy and would benefit from having an active owner.”
Cano has been responsive to the other dogs in the shelter, which is why Animal Services recommends him as the only dog ââin his future home.
Davey (A453031) spent three months at Animal Services last year before finding an adopter, but returned on May 26, 2021. Davey is friendly and does well with other dogs, but can be speechless and would benefit from find an experienced dog owner.
âDavey is a lovely boy and a favorite of many of our staff, but the challenge has been to find what suits him best,â Summers said. “Davey will need a solid owner who can correct him if he gets a little rowdy.” Davey is now on day 133 at the shelter this year.
âThis is the first time that we have used billboards to draw attention to specific shelter pets and we hope it will be effective,â Summers said. “We know there are members of the community who can provide homes for these dogs, we just need to find them.”
The shelter also uses the notice board space to encourage residents to report any suspicion of animal cruelty to Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). In addition, the shelter is in need of foster parents for the newborn kittens and is issuing a call to action, seeking new foster parents to join the team.