December 11, 2023

Animal Shelter Launches 2023 Operation Santa Paws

1 min read| Published On: December 11th, 2023|

By Cindy Peterson

Animal Shelter Launches 2023 Operation Santa Paws

1 min read| Published On: December 11th, 2023|

This Christmas, Lake County families can bring the joy of the holidays directly to their front porch with Operation Santa Paws. Lake County Animal Shelter’s program provides an extra splash of magic by delivering furry best friends to homes on Christmas Eve.

The Operation Santa Paws adoption event provides doorstep delivery to residents who adopt an eligible pet from Dec. 18-23. Furry friends adopted as part of the program will arrive on Christmas Eve at a predetermined time. There is no extra charge for this special delivery. Space is limited, so families hoping to surprise their loved ones should hurry to the shelter to pick out their new best friend.

The Lake County Animal Shelter is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The shelter is closed on Wednesdays and holidays, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and will close at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

To learn more about the Lake County Animal Shelter, visit 12280 County Road 448, Tavares, or call 352-343-9688. For the most up-to-date information and photos of adoptable animals, follow the shelter on Facebook at or visit

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About the Author: Cindy Peterson

Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography and video editing.

She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and is a correspondent for The Daily Commercial, LakeFront TV and Beacon College’s PBS talk show, “A World of Difference,” where she received an Anthem Award and Telly Award.

When she isn’t working, Cindy spends time with her husband, Ryan, and son, David, traveling and taking photos of landscapes and wildlife.

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