Media Release

Blood Drive and Pet Adoption Event

Thursday, February 4, 2016 4:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Animal Services, along with Life South Community Blood Centers, are offering free pet adoptions to those donating blood on Saturday, February 13, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Animal Services Headquarters (3400 NE 53rd Ave, Gainesville).  Blood donors will receive a "heart," which is good for a waived adoption fee on any pet at Alachua County Animal Services. These hearts are transferrable and do not expire.

Blood donors must be 17 or older, weigh 110 pounds or more, and show ID.

Pet adopters must be 18 or older and show ID with proof of current address. If there are already pets in the home, the potential adopter must show proof that owned animals are current on rabies vaccinations and licenses. All dogs and cats available for adoption are examined, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered prior to leaving Animal Services.

View/download the event flyer (PDF).

For more information, contact Animal Services at 352-264-6870.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).