Share the Love Open House makes pet adoption easy, affordable


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At the SPCA of Brevard Adoption Center in Titusville, Community Outreach Coordinator Caleb Depass and Adoption Counselor Becca Connor share a tender moment with Laska.

Dan Reigada

Laska is an 8-year-old mixed breed dog that was destined to be euthanized before she was moved from a Miami animal shelter to the SPCA of Brevard Adoption Center in Titusville.

Because the SPCA is a no-kill shelter, Laska likely will soon get a forever home.

“It’s best for Laska to be the only dog in the house,” said Veronica Vera, the SPCA director of operations.

Laska is among those pets waiting to be adopted during the annual Share the Love Open House at the SPCA Brevard Adoption Center.

The community is invited to the event.

Complete with food trucks, vendors and adoption specials, it will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at the SPCA at 6035 Sisson Road in Titusville.

Among other adoptable pets of various breeds and ages is Miss Geek, a 14-year-old kid-friendly black cat.

“She was owned by an older couple who could no longer care for her,” Vera said. “Miss Geek needs someone who can give her a loving home for her remaining years.”

The SPCA will assist with medical costs.

“I have a heart for senior pets, who often end up at the SPCA due to family issues or because they were moved from another shelter,” said Susan Naylor, the SPCA media specialist. “Anyone interested in adopting a pet, 7 or older, may name their adoption fee of $5 or more.”

Some pets need that special someone to draw out their inner beauty. This was true of Harmony, a 2-year-old mixed breed dog, that Robyn James Copeland’s husband gave her for Christmas in 2018.

Being a rescue dog had taken its toll.

“We could see the love in her, but it took several months for her to heal,” said Copeland, a foster coordinator assistant. “Today, Harmony is a pampered princess, who loves her furry siblings and knows she is home.”

Eight small Lhasa Apso dogs found neglected and abandoned near the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services in Melbourne, then cared for at the SPCA in Titusville, have a tail-wagging, happy ending to their story. Many will be adopted by foster families.

For information on the SPCA, call 321-567-3615 or go to  spcanorthbrevard.com.