Tabby sibling kittens Anna and Brandon are 10 weeks old, full of cuteness and pep and are looking for forever homes. For information, call Save Our Strays 481-5262 for details. All SOS cats have been completely vetted and are microchipped. To see additional cats, visit saveourstraysinc.com.
Hope peers out the top of her condo to greet her visitors and plea for attention. Hope and her twin sister, Faith, are beautiful white and gray classic tabbies younger than 2 years old. The friendly sweethearts are people kitties that love to carry on a conversation and enjoy life. Come and meet this delightful pair at Save Our Strays Cat Haven in Pinellas Park. Call 481-5262 for details. All SOS cats have been completely vetted and are microchipped. To see additional cats, visit saveourstraysinc.com.
Say hello to Diamond. Diamond is a silly 5-year-old Australian cattle dog/boxer mix and she is patiently waiting to meet her new family at SPCA Tampa Bay. The $75 adoption fee includes spay surgery, microchip, vaccinations and 30 days of pet insurance. Meet Diamond at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. Visit www.SPCATampaBay.org.
Jolyn is a beautiful little calico girl. This adorable petite girl is very sweet and very loving. Jolyn loves to play and reach out to "tag" you as you walk by. She was rescued from animal control because she was such a special kitty. Meet Jolyn at the Clearwater PetSmart on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and U.S. 19. For information, call Pat with Second Chance for Strays at 535-9154. Jolyn is spayed and up to date on all vaccinations. Visit www.secondchanceforstrays.com.
Lyndie is a gorgeous orange tabby. She is a tiny little girl who would have you believe she is still a kitten - but Lyndie is actually 5 years old and doesn't look her age at all. Lyndie prefers to be the queen of her own castle so she would do best as an only pet. She has been spayed and is also up to date on all vaccinations. Meet Lyndie at the Clearwater PetSmart on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and U.S. 19. For information, call Pat with Second Chance for Strays at 535-9154.
Amy is a 1-year-old American pit bull terrier mix available for adoption at Pinellas County Animal Services. Her number is A2722138. The pets offered for adoption at Animal Services are spayed or neutered and have all of their required shots. Visit Amy and the other cats and dogs up for adoption at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo, or see them online at www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices/Adopt. For information, call 582-2600.
Donna is a 2-year-old, female pit bull terrier mix who has lots of love to give. Donna has been generously sponsored by Sandy Clenney through the Pit Project. Her adoption fee is now $75. Meet Donna at Pet Pal Animal Shelter, 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
If you're happy and you know it, adopt this dog! Cecil is a 3-year-old male pit bull terrier mix. He is a carefree boy who loves everyone. Meet Cecil at Pet Pal Animal Shelter, 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
Buddy appears to be a Welsh corgi/basset hound mix. He truly is unique with his low stature and large head. Buddy is very loving and will cuddle into you for some serious back scratching. He enjoys socializing with all people and also knows some basic obedience commands, such as "sit." He will be continuing his basic obedience training during his stay at the shelter. Come meet sweet and silly Buddy at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. Call 797-7722 or visit HumaneSocietyofPinellas.org.
"Where to now," Roscoe seems to be asking, with his eyes wide and bright and his smiling mouth open in anticipation. A bit of a mystery mix, there's no mystery about this perky 8-year-old's past, when he was used as a breeder dog until thankfully removed by Polk County Animal Control. Once he was neutered, vetted and groomed, the spunky sweetie found his spirits restored with his first taste of freedom here at Canine Estates. Call 412-0558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUNEDIN - The 2015 Dunedin Blue Jays season marks another year of strengthening the Blue Jays bond with the community.
The play on the field provides the city with a strong dose of the national pastime throughout the summer, but it also allows the team a chance to offer support to the local community and a big way of doing that is through monthly drives. The club will partner with a different organization each month to provide support to the beneficiary through donation drives at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
LARGO - A Clearwater boy made a special request to his friends for his ninth birthday this year: he asked for donations to help local stray dogs and cats.
Connor Boyd, a third grade student at Ridgecrest Elementary School in Largo, requested no personal gifts. Instead, he encouraged his friends to give toys and treats for the dogs and cats who live in the shelter at the Pinellas County Animal Services.
Responding generously to his birthday wish, family and friends of Connor donated a wide variety of items - from dog biscuits and cat treats to balls and stuffed animal toys. He hauled in the donations to the shelter using his red wagon, which was brimming with goodies for the animals.
LARGO - Operation: SNIP, a new nonprofit spay-and-neuter clinic, is now accepting appointments for spay and neuter surgery on Tuesdays, May 12 and 26.
Surgery is by appointment only. Dogs and cats can be dropped off on the day of the surgery between 7 and 8 a.m. and pick-up will be between 3 and 4 p.m. Male cat neuter is $25 and female cat spay is $35. Dog prices will vary starting at $45.
Operation: SNIP, located at 13489 Walsingham Road in Largo, seeks to reduce pet overpopulation and the resulting euthanasia of healthy dogs and cats through affordable, high quality, high volume spaying and neutering and community education.
LARGO - Pet Sitters International recently announced that Stephanie Brobeil, owner of Steph’s TLC Pet Sitting in Largo, earned the PSI Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting.
The CPPS indicates that an individual has acquired the knowledge necessary to make vital assessments on pet health and nutrition, canine and feline behavior, separation anxiety, pet loss and more. A certificate holder is also equipped, as a business owner, to make decisions on customer service, employee hiring and safety.
According to a recent press release published by the American Veterinary Medical Association, that odor coming from your pet’s mouth could be more than a nuisance ... it could signify a serious health risk with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.
The organization stresses the importance of oral health care for pets. AVMA President Dr. Ted Cohn says regular dental exams are an integral and primary component of a pet’s overall health care, and can help prevent more serious health problems.
“Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for our pets,” said Dr. Cohn. “In addition to causing receding gums, tooth loss, and often significant pain, bacteria in the mouth enters the bloodstream, potentially affecting the heart, liver and kidneys, which can be life threatening.”