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Veteran Crisis Hotline: Dial 988 and Press 1 // TEXT - 838255



Please join Sheriff Lemma on June 26, 2024 at VFW Post 5405, 420 N. Edgemon Ave, Winter Springs for his talk on the Opiodid Crisis


Are you a local business that wants to be part of helping local Veterans and their families? We have SPONSORSHIP opportunities for you. Have you been watching our Facebook page? We have updated our list of events for 2024!!!!

Mark your calendars for the 2024 events to help your local Veterans and their families:

  • We did not host our annual Ride to Remember in 2024 due to the time getting away with us. We will be hosting another event prior to the Seminole County Stand Down to create the toiletry kits, watch for more updates.

    • All proceeds will be spent putting together toiletry kits (socks, toothbrush/paste, comb, shampoo, etc.) for local homeless Vets. To learn more about the Seminole County Stand Down, click here. ​

  • Christmas in July blackjack poker run (July 20) - benefiting United Florida Children's Methodist Home, Enterprise, FL

  • Military Salute Event (November 2, 2024) -  benefiting One is too Many, Central Florida Chapter, Sanford, FL

  • Christmas Toy Drive/Party (December 14, 2024)- benefiting United Florida Children's Methodist Home, Enterprise, FL

If you are aren't able to join our events, but want to make a difference in the life of a local Veteran, click on our DONATIONS page and see how you can help. 


Did you hear what Seminole County Florida is doing?!?!?!


Seminole County, FL (February 1, 2024) — Seminole County Animal Services is launching a new adoption program for our military veterans in partnership with Pets for Patriots. By joining forces with Pets for Patriots, Seminole County Animal Services will offer a free pet adoption to veterans who adopt program-eligible dogs and cats.

Animals eligible for adoption through the Pets for Patriots Program include;

  • Dog or cat, at least 2 years of age OR

  • Dog or cat with special needs OR

  • Dog or cat in the shelter with a 6 month stay or longer OR

  • Dog that is 40+ pounds at adoption

Veterans must first apply to Pets for Patriots online and provide eligibility documents. Approval takes no more than two business days after which veterans can visit Seminole County Animal Services and adopt their new best friend.

Once approved through the Pets for Patriots Program, Veterans are eligible for discounted pet care, members-only discounts on pet products, a ‘Welcome Home Gift Card’, pre-adoption counseling, and post-adoption follow-up through Pets for Patriots.

If interested in highlighting the Pets for Patriots Program, please contact Andy Wontor to schedule interviews.


Andy Wontor

Public Information Division Manager

O: (407) 665-1175

C: (305) 338-5851

If you are in need of assistance for any reason, feel free to Contact Us through our webpage or call 386-279-9028.

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