Media Release

Blood Drive and Pet Adoption Event

Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:30 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Animal Services, along with Life South Community Blood Centers are offering free pet adoptions to those donating blood on Thursday, December 22, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Animal Services Headquarters (3400 N.E. 53rd Ave, Gainesville). Blood donors will receive a "heart," which is good for a waived-fee adoption on any pet at Alachua County Animal Services. These hearts are transferable 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 and license. All dogs and cats available for adoption are examined, vaccinated and spayed or neutered before leaving Animal Services.

View/download the Blood Drive and Pet Adoption Event flyer.

For more information, contact Alachua County 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).