Dine local and help overlooked shelter pets get adopted quicker!

Posted on January 12, 2021
Posted in Blog, Pet Placement Program

All they need is YOU to get them home! 

While some shelter animals get adopted quickly, a few others may spend a few months or even longer waiting for the right fit as a result of simply being overlooked. Fortunately for the animals, shelters across the US are jumping into action and coming up with solutions through creative community partnerships to help these pets get seen by more people.

Sad dog, Ranger, in kennel
Ranger is one of the few dogs currently at Suncoast Humane Society in search of his forever home and a family that fits just right.

We are excited to launch the “Get ‘Em Home” project with the intent to help long-term-stay and overlooked shelter pets get into their forever homes quicker.

“We have great dogs and cats who may get overlooked, so they spend more time in the shelter than others,” said Patricia Perry, Suncoast Humane Society Director of Innovative Programs. “This incredible, diverse and wonderful group of pets will be highlighted in the Get ‘Em Home project throughout the community to get them adopted, thanks to our wonderful project partners!”

Several local restaurants and businesses are lending a helping paw by distributing Get ‘Em Home flyers showcasing animals in desperate need to start their new lives. Current partnering businesses are: Prime Time Steak and Spirits in Englewood, Key West Subs in Englewood and Key West Subs in Port Charlotte, The Twisted Fork in Port Charlotte, and Culture Coffee in Englewood. So don’t be surprised if you get a “Get ‘Em Home” flyer next time you dine in or opt for takeout!

graphic of baseball field with the intent to get animals home, to home plate.

Prime Time Steak and Spirits owners, Anthony and Mikki LoRusso, have been actively fundraising for and donating to Suncoast Humane Society since opening the restaurant’s doors. Last month Prime Time Steak and Spirits raffled off two of their infamous peanut butter pies raising over $500 for Suncoast Humane Society’s critters. When asked if they would like to help overlooked animals get adopted quicker, the LoRussos jumped into the Get ‘Em Home project without hesitation.

“Anthony and I are both animal lovers and would save them all if we had the ability,” said Mikki LoRusso. “We currently have three very large, very spoiled dogs and hope to add another dog to the pack (and maybe a cat or two) once we find the right fit.”

If you are interested in adopting a pet from Suncoast Humane Society, please call 941-474-7884 ext. 419 or visit us online at www.humane.org. To help promote overlooked animals, or for more information on the Get ‘Em Home project, please contact Patricia Perry at pperry@humane.org.


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