Media Release

Disaster Preparedness Adoption Event

Friday, May 27, 2016 2:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Animal Services in partnership with the American Red Cross is holding a disaster preparedness adoption event Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Animal Services Headquarters (3400 N.E. 53rd Ave., Gainesville).

The event features free pet adoptions, free ID tags to adopters, and free microchipping to the public (while supplies last). American Red Cross representatives will be on-site offering information on how to prepare in the event of a disaster.

“The best way to protect your household from the effects of a disaster is to have a disaster plan, and that includes your pets,” said Alachua County Animal Services Shelter Supervisor Jane Grantman. “Learn more and make sure you’re ready this hurricane season.”

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 shots and licenses. All dogs and cats available for adoption are examined, vaccinated and spayed or neutered before leaving Animal Services.

View the event flyer.

For more information, contact Jane Grantman 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).