Pasco Animal Services Achieves Service Enterprise Certification

July 17, 2020

By: Staff PR

LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. – Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) is proud to share that it has been certified as a Service Enterprise by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Volunteers are the cornerstone of the life-saving mission at PCAS, and this achievement signifies a demonstrated ability to strategically integrate their skills, talents, and time to improve the shelter’s performance.

Organizations that certify with Points of Light join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance. In addition to growing their in-house volunteer program, PCAS is now a highly-recommended shelter for training opportunities.

“The Service Enterprise journey has a tremendous impact, identifying opportunities and areas of service that can benefit from the efforts of our dedicated volunteer team,” said PCAS Director Mike Shumate. “Our growth and the success of the shelter is a direct result of their generous contributions.”

For every $1 spent engaging volunteers, Pasco County Animal Services can see up to a 600 percent return on investment. PCAS offers more than 35 volunteer opportunities, and in 2019 volunteers recorded an exceptional 21,000+ hours of service.

Visit Pasco County Animal Services online at to learn more about our programs, services, and pets available for adoption.

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The cover photo for this story is a picture of Hatch. Hatch is looking for his forever home, please read below or click here to learn more about Hatch.

  • Breed: Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown) / Mix
  • Age: 6y 1m Gender: Male
  • Color: Black
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Size: Large

Hatch is an easygoing, affectionate gentleman who only has one speed- slow! If you’re looking for a sweet, goofy companion to hold your floor down and amble halfway around the block with, Hatch might be your man. He loves snuggles, dressing up, and taking life at his own (leisurely) pace. He has enjoyed spending time in our shelter playgroups interacting with other pups, but the key to introducing new pups to your canine family is slow, measured introductions. This big boy would prefer not to share food or toys with other pups. If Hatch might be a fit for your family, make an appointment with PCAS today and hurry down to meet this laid back boy!


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