Model homes in York County to feature shelter pets
Through the end of the year, Lennar will feature (nearly) life-size cutouts of a pair of shelter animals in Welcome Home Centers at its York County communities. The partnership is part of an effort to help the Humane Society increase adoptions by 20 percent year over year in the second half of 2015.
“A home starts to feel even more ‘homey’ when you have a pet, dog or cat,” said Lennar Charlotte Division President Jon Hardy. “We feel this is a way to add something special to the experience for our home buyers while helping the local pet community.”
Lennar and the Humane Society will host a kickoff adoption event from 11 a. m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at Lennar’s Handsmill community, 1010 Currituck Way in York. Handsmill, one of Lennar’s newest neighborhoods, was selected as the event host site for its robust outdoor spaces and lakefront location. In other words, it’s a perfect spot for dogs.
“We’re excited to again partner with Lennar, and are thrilled with this effort to get more animals placed with loving families,” said Humane Society of York County board chair Mary Beth Knapp. “Our organization is committed to giving abandoned animals a second chance and we hope they’ll get it in a brand-new Lennar home.”
The Humane Society of York County placed 292 dogs and 432 cats in 2014, which included a total of 230 adoptions between July and December, a number Knapp and the society want to see increase. The non-profit is currently playing host to 54 dogs and 120 cats and, for the first time, foster pets are available for adoption.
For more information about Lennar Charlotte, please visit www.lennarcharlotte.com or call (866) 483-1788. For more information about the Humane Society of York County, please visit http://www.humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org/
About the Lennar Charlotte Division
With 16 communities in the area’s most desirable locations, Lennar Charlotte has helped thousands of families, couples and individuals move into the next phase of their life with a new home. Lennar Charlotte communities cater to a variety of lifestyles including urban, suburban and active adult. The division’s commitment to quality, value and integrity serves as an underlying foundation for all aspects of homebuilding. For more information about Lennar Charlotte, please visit www.lennar.com/charlotte or call a New Home consultant at 888-208-4141.
About the Humane Society of York County
The Humane Society of York County (HSYC) was founded in 1976 to help address the needs of an ever-growing animal population. The HSYC is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and 100 percent of donations remain with the HSYC. Donations are especially important as the organization receives no funding from the city, county or state and is not affiliated with or supported by the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA or any other animal welfare organization.