Bee is an extra smart young kitty. She is friendly, loves to cuddle and gets along with children and the family dog. Named after the deaf composer Beethoven, Bee (Bay) is also deaf and needs a family that will give her extra love and supervision. Just 6 months old, she is very sociable and stays near her family. To meet Bee, call Save Our Strays at 727-545-1116. Bee has been completely vetted and is microchipped. Visit saveourstraysinc.com.
At 7 months old, this trim little terrier is 14 pounds of friskiness and fun, with his perked ears and docked tail adding to his sleek, streamlined form. Rescued from the Everglades, Willie gets along well with the other dogs and is quickly learning to trust humans again. One of his favorite activities is sleeping under the covers with various Canine Estates staff members at night, while dreaming of doing the same in his forever home. For an appointment, call 727-412-0558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silver was abandoned by her family and left to live outdoors. The neighbors fed her so she would at least have food. She had a few litters of kittens and was a great momma. She was brought in with her kittens. A volunteer fostered her with her kittens and found out she is one of the most loving, mellow lap cats anyone could want. Silver is a very small kitty, spayed and up to date on shots. Meet 4-year-old Silver at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. Call 727-797-7722.
Freddy is a 7-month-old male hound mix. This guy loves to play fetch and is looking forward to learning more tricks when he's adopted. Freddy is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
LARGO - A Paws Rescue Group volunteer happened to be at the right place at the right time recently when a puppy was thrown from a pickup onto the side of the road in Anona Heights in Largo.
Karen Altieri of Largo said she immediately stopped and the dazed dog ran into her arms, but there was no time to get the license-plate number of the truck.
“To have witnessed this horrific act by a human was shocking. I’ve read about these things before but to see it right in front of me was incredible,” Altieri said about the terrier-Italian greyhound mix who is nearly 1 year old and about 14 pounds.
“My cat never leaves the house, but he sure does love an afternoon nap in the sunshine on the lanai. He seems fine. Does he really need a vet visit every year? Does he need shots? Why does he need a fecal or flea/heartworm prevention if he is an indoor cat?”
Does my indoor cat need flea and heartworm prevention?
There are some exposure risks you may not think about even if your cat is indoor only. For example, many families have cats and dogs. In this instance, it is important to have both pets on flea preventative. The same fleas that can jump on the dog while it is using the bathroom outside can easily come inside the house and jump onto the cat.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH - The Indian Rocks Beach Dog Park, on Gulf Boulevard between Ninth and 10th avenues, is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, June 22, 8:30 a.m., with a brief ceremony highlighting the work of the Public Service Department.
During the park’s closure, the park was renovated and enlarged, the first major work on the area since the park was created 15 years ago, the city’s manager’s office said in a press release.
Enhancements include new seating areas, play features, a dog wash area, new and repaired fencing and additional shady areas. In addition, drainage was improved and 10,000 square feet of sod was installed.
LARGO - Operation: Spay & Neuter In Pinellas recently celebrated its 2,000th spay/neuter surgery on May 24.
After opening in May 2015, it took a little over a year for Operation: SNIP to reach this milestone.
During the last year of business Operation: SNIP has become part of the National Spay/Neuter Response Team, received grants from many organizations including the ASPCA and the Florida Animal Friend Foundation, and worked with many animal welfare organizations.