Explore Plano 2017 Featured Challenge: Plano Animal Shelter

What is Explore Plano?

Explore Plano is the City of Plano’s exclusive checklist of the coolest things going on across Plano during Summer ‘17. At each stop, there will be a photo challenge that leads to the opportunity to win prizes. Explore Plano runs June 1-August 31. At the Explore Plano website, all of the challenges are listed out by month, and most of the challenges are completely free!

This Week’s Featured Challenge:

Stop what you’re doing right meow! The summer heat can be kinda ruff, but spending a little quality time with a new feline friend or canine cohort will put a smile on most anyone’s face! At Plano Animal Shelter, you can visit the animals, take one home, or even just stop by to see the 6-foot tall dog-and-cat “Companions” statue.

“Companions” statue outside Plano Animal Shelter

Plano Animal Shelter might be the busiest place in Plano for our non-human neighbors. The shelter handles approximately 6,500 animals every year. And we’re not talking just cats and dogs. On any given visit to the shelter, you might see ferrets, birds, bunnies or even livestock and wildlife.

Domestic animals at Plano Animal Shelter can be usually be adopted from $20-$80. On August 19 the shelter will hold the annual “Clear the Shelter” event, and adoption fees will be waived. Summer is the perfect time to duck in and give some love to Plano’s furry friends.

A pup at Plano Animal Shelter awaiting his new home

How To Win Cool Stuff:

  • Take a silly face photo with the dog-and-cat statue outside of Plano Animal Shelter, and post to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter
  • Be sure to use the hashtag #ExplorePlano
  • The City of Plano will draw a winner (almost) every week, based on who uses the hashtag
  • Winners will receive a mystery prize pack (which may include any of the following: theatre tickets, pool passes, recreation center passes, gift cards and more!)

Did You Know?

  • The Plano Animal Shelter accepts volunteer applications for folks over 18.
  • The SPCA also operates a shelter in Plano.
  • Both the cat and the dog in the “Companions” statue have actually been microchipped so that the team at the shelter can educate people on the importance of ID for pets.

Meet a Friendly Face at Plano Animal Shelter:

Jennifer Petrucelli, Senior Animal Services Officer

Jennifer Petrucelli has worked for the Plano Animal Services since 2009. Her current title is Senior Animal Services Officer. She spends time training officers in the field, rehabilitating domestic and wild animals, and even fostering dogs and cats until they can find a forever home. Her love for her job and her enthusiasm is noticed by everyone in her department.

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