Join WCI in our newest Spirit to Serve initiative as we help sponsor the rescue of dogs and cats in need of life-saving assistance.

Almost a month ago, news broke of 4,000 beagles being rescued from a mass-breeding facility in Virginia that bred dogs to be sold to laboratories for animal experimentation. The facility was riddled with animal welfare concerns. Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is one of the many agencies that have partnered with The Humane Society of the United States to rescue these dogs and help them find homes.

Staff traveled to Virginia to pick up the dogs. Upon arriving at the Pet Alliance, the dogs received their initial doses of preventative care and were tested for heartworms. Each dog’s unique personality was apparent as the staff weighed, fed, and examined them. A blend of sweetness, curiosity, and nervousness was a common theme for all 15 beagles.

The Pet Alliance is proud to be one of the agencies helping to give these animals the lives they deserve.

Please consider donating to help Pet Alliance care for the beagles we were able to help with and many other animals like them. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for further pupdates!

How to help?

Donate to our Pet Food Drive. Conference attendees are encouraged to donate to our Pet Food Drive. Dog, cat, puppy, and kitten food is needed to feed the many hungry mouths. Donations will be collected at the Cuddle Zone in the exhibit hall.

Help us sponsor a Rescue Transfer. Monetary donations will support Rescue Transfer for animals in need.

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Puppy & Kitten Cuddle Zone


Puppies and kittens equal stress relief! Visit the Puppy & Kitten Cuddle Zone, sponsored by ConservCare, Inc. and McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern, P.A., located in the exhibit hall. Recharge, relax and play with furry friends in need of love and a home from the Pet Alliance. Hours: Monday 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00 – 3:00 p.m.