A heartwarming milestone; 300 boarding days reached
Starting in 2016 Sunland Acres has always welcomed rescue pets into their business, but this is the first time this heart-warming milestone has been reached. “It always seemed like the right thing to do. I can’t tell you exactly how this started because it’s just seemed so natural. The first time I got a call I said, ‘sure bring them over!’. It grew from there. I’m so proud of our team” says Lynn Lamoureux.
Over time, word of mouth has earned Sunland Acres a reputation for helping pets in need. Nonprofit organizations like FUR and G.R.E.A.T. Rescue have learned that the husband and wife team are willing to help deserving pets find a new home and a better life.
Lamoureux adds “We help anytime we are called. We’re happy to do it and feel like it’s our contribution to not only the animals but the generous volunteers that keep these organizations going. It’s not important to us which organization needs help. For us, its all about the animal.
Temporary housing allows time for transportation arrangements and foster homes to be secured. Florida Urgent Rescue (F.U.R.), an organization that specializes in hurricane displaced pets has been coming to Sunland Acres for 5 years. Mike Merrill, founder states “They’re a great partner to have. When we rescue pets from natural disasters, it temporarily overwhelms our facility so we appreciate the support.”
The Lamoureux’s admit that there is a maximum number of dogs and cats they can board for free, although they have difficulty identifying that number. Instead, they hope to inspire other pet businesses and individuals to join in the bigger effort.
One willing partner has been Green Dog Spa located on Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville.
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