History of Save A Pet - Save a Pet Florida
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-  Gertrude Maxwell is the recipient of over 150 awards.

-  She was one of the most outspoken defenders.

-  She offered humane answers to pet overpopulation.

Public awareness was important to Maxwell

Maxwell appeared in numerous television stories and commercials aired on: AP, CNBC, CNN, FOOD, COOKING, FOXN, HISTORY, LIFE, NICK, MSNBC, A&E, HEADLINE NEWS, TWC (weather channel) and DISCOVERY CHANNEL.

Over 80,000 homeless pets saved


Founder Gertrude Maxwell

Humane answer to overpopulation

Keeping the public aware

As of Aug. 28, 1972, she was a pioneer in founding Save A Pet. Maxwell passed away on Jan. 18, 2011, at the age of 99. Since 1972, she and Save A Pet organizations have saved over 80,000 homeless dogs and cats.



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Gertrude Maxwell

In 1972, Gertrude Maxwell was horrified when she learned that every month over 90,000 animals were destroyed in the United States. Strays were being scooped up, and after five days or less, they were euthanized.