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Several pets adopted during Clear the Shelter event

Four pets now have permanent new homes and another four pets were fostered with the hope of finding their new furever home at the Clear the Shelters event held Saturday, August 26 at Sumter County Animal Services.

The Houghston family adopted Casper, and they plan to keep the name for him because he is an all-white dog except for half of his right ear being brown.

“The name fits him,” they said. 

The Adams family adopted one of several puppies at Sumter County Animal Services. They will wait a week to gauge his personality before naming him, which at the time of the adoption was “Blue Jean.” As they were leaving, the puppy wasn’t too sure about where he was being taken, but there is no doubt he will settle in nicely with this dog-friendly family. 

Of the four animals fostered, the most important success was Aurora, a dog that will need surgery. However, she needed to have a foster in place in order to get a grant to cover the cost of the surgery. Several residents came forward to help, but Kendra Halfrety was the first to arrive and Aurora has settled in nicely at her temporary home. Halferty said Aurora loves splashing around in the above ground plastic pool.

There are plenty of dogs and cats at Sumter County Animal Services, so please visit at 819 CR 529 in Lake Panasoffkee, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. or go online for more information, or

This information was originally provided by Sumter County.