The promotion was made possible thanks to a $200 donation from the Mary Ellen Robertson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

TAVARES — In honor of Veterans Day, veterans can get free adoptions this month at the Lake County Animal Shelter.


The promotion was made possible thanks to a $200 donation from the Mary Ellen Robertson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


“We are honored to accept this donation from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, as we know this assistance will benefit both our local veterans and our homeless pets,” Lake County Animal Shelter Director Whitney Boylston said in a statement.


This donation is part of the organization’s “Companion Pets for Vets Project,” which aims to provide pet adoption assistance to current and former military members.


“Pets have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their humans,” Charyl Winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution said in a statement. “Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness. We hope this project will enrich the lives of our military veterans and their families, and find loving forever homes for homeless pets.”


For information, call 352-343-9688. The shelter is also on Facebook at facebook.com/LakeCountyAnimalShelter or on Twitter at twitter.com/lakeshelterpets.