The staff from Slice of Paradise pizza on Summerland Key poses with pizza boxes that feature information about animals available for adoption at the Florida Keys SPCA shelters. CONTRIBUTED

Slice of Paradise pizzeria on Summerland Key wanted to help local shelter animals this past March, when the COVID pandemic shuttered many businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The staff at Slice of Paradise has since been attaching flyers featuring adoptable animals from the Key West and Marathon animal shelters to each pizza box that goes out the door.

Officials at the Florida Keys SPCA have thanked Slice of Paradise on its social media pages and encourage any other local business that wants to help in a similar way to contact Florida Keys SPCA on their website or via Facebook.

“If you order a pizza from Slice of Paradise pizza at 24458 Overseas Hwy. in Summerland Key, you may end up finding the love of your life,” shelter staff posted.

The shelters in Marathon and Key West are available for adoptions despite the pandemic, but ask that potential families fill out an application and paperwork online first, then contact the shelter to make an appointment for a visit.

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