Media Release

Animal Services Vies for Makeover in Contest

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:00 AM
 2:32 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY - Alachua County Animal Services has entered a contest sponsored by to win a makeover of their facilities valued at up to $1 million.  From now until March 31, 2008, citizens can support Animal Services by logging on to and registering as a "Community Member."
Registering earns points for Animal Services, and as Community Members citizens can perform other actions to earn additional points for Animal Services.  The more points each Community Member earns for the shelter, the higher the shelter will be ranked in the contest.
After March 31, 2008, a panel of judges will evaluate the 20 shelters with the most points and determine eligibility for the top prize, which could be a $1 million makeover of the shelter.  The designated runner-up will receive a $10,000 prize, and the other 18 finalists receive $5,000.  The winners will be announced May 1, 2008.
For more information or to register, please visit


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).