At the direction of Governor DeSantis, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared a Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 in Florida. As such, local businesses are asked to remain closed or limit activity to only essential operations to prevent the spread of the virus. Our organization does not have a private facility and only processes adoption events at Petsmart on Archer Rd and therefore we are not able to hold our weekly adoption events during this time.
As a result of suspending adoption events we anticipate this will impact the number of animals that we are able to get to a permanent home. While we are always happy for high adoption numbers, that is never our focus. Our focus is always the animals themselves - providing the best care for each animal in our program while we search for a loving, permanent home.
This, however, will not prevent us from focusing on our mission during this time. Please scroll down for additional information on adoptions and other ways you can help during this Public Health Emergency.
In accordance with State and Local Health officials our organization is practicing social distancing and ensuring that we are only interacting as needed. As such, our Adoption Events are postponed until we are advised that there is no longer a public health concern.
If you are interested in adopting with Faithful Friends, please continue to do so by starting with the online application process. Our adoption coordinator will work with you to arrange a time to process the adoption - at a safe social distance of course!
During this time we will continue to process adoptions via appointments only. Appointments will be held at Petsmart. Unfortunately during this time, we are not able to process adoptions with Cash. Adoption fees must be paid by Venmo or Credit Card only.
Due to current public health restrictions, we are experiencing lower volume of adoptions but we want to ensure that we continue to rescue animals in need. The two most effective ways to help at this time is to foster animals so we can expand our capacity or help with supplies.
We completely understand this might be a lot to ask during this time of uncertainty but you can still help by "Liking" and "Sharing" our page and posts on Facebook.