AlternaScapes Loves Pets :: Orange County, FL
June 14, 2016
At AlternaScapes, we LOVE pets! We believe in the unconditional love and companionship offered by pets and in the power of pets to help and heal people.
According to an article on Prevention.com, the benefits of pet ownership includes “lower blood pressure, less risk of heart disease and reduced anxiety. These health pluses aren’t just the result of the extra exercise you get walking your dog or playing hide-and-seek with your cat. The bond that you and your pet develop is also part of the equation.”
Allen McConnell, PhD, a psychology professor at Miami University who studies human-pet interaction says, “Owning a pet gives you a sense of purpose and belonging that can increase feelings of positivity and lower stress levels, all of which translates to health benefits.”*
Now that you know pets can benefit you physically and emotionally, where do you find the best pet? Adopting a pet from a shelter is a great option. There are so many wonderful pets waiting in shelters to be adopted.
Take a tour of just one of these shelters, Orange County Animal Services in Orlando, Florida. We installed EasyTurf artificial grass at their facility in 2011 and they just love it! At 1:51, you can see their Dog Run-Playground area, where they bring people out to play with dogs waiting to be adopted.
Watch this precious puppy, Monroe, in action as she plays on the dog playground at Orange County Animal Services – https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152981805735569&fref=nf
Read more about this terrific organization:
Orange County Animal Services is an animal-welfare focused organization that welcomes more than 24,000 animals to its shelter each year and receives nearly 65,000 calls annually. They provide service throughout Orange County, including all municipalities. Their Field Operations group responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to citizens’ calls regarding:
– Animal abuse and neglect
– Loose and nuisance animals
– Injured animals
– Animal bites and attacks
– Abandoned pets
They offer a number of different programs and services, including:
– Pet Adoptions
– Foster care program
– Volunteer program
– Community outreach and education
If you live in the Orlando area and are considering a pet, we urge you to visit Orange County Animal Services. And tell them AlternaScapes sent you!