Programs

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The Animal League has a variety of programs and services dedicated to serving our local community.

The Animal League’s Humane Education Department provides programs focused on increasing animal compassion and knowledge of pet responsibility, and educating people on the role and services the Animal League provides to the community.

The Animal League’s Companions for Courage (CFC) is a group of volunteers and their team of Certified Therapy Dogs who work with the Lake, Orange and Sumter County Courthouse and Juvenile Justice Programs. The therapy dogs provide a source of comfort to children and often give them the courage to testify in court or speak with counselors.

Faced with financial hardship, families often give up their pets when they cannot afford to feed them. Through The Animal League’s Nourish the Needy Program, families are provided free pet food through our partnership with local food pantries in our community. We believe that pets are important family members, and by helping to keep these pets in their homes, we will maintain the human-animal bond that is so important – especially in difficult times.

The Animal League has partnered with Cornerstone Hospice located in Tavares to provide volunteers for the Pet Peace of Mind® (PPOM) program. PPOM is a national program designed to help nonprofit hospices keep patients and their pets together during the end-of-life journey.

While some pet owners establish “pet trusts” or name a caregiver for their animals, others are not fortunate enough to know someone they can trust to carry out their pets’ best interests. The Animal League is happy to assist in these situations, but pet owners need to plan for this early. We will accept your pets through our Pet Bequest program and work toward finding them a forever home.

With the expansion of our adoption center, we will also be adding kids camps and day events to our list of services!