Sammy is a nice youngster who is almost a year old and is growing up quickly. She was quite shy when she first arrived and then had a "kitty cold," so she hasn't had a lot of kitten time. But now she is healthy and enjoys playtime as well as attention from people while she waits to find her forever home. She is black with a few white hairs on her chest to set her apart. Adopt her for just $15 from the Humane Society of Pinellas. Visit her at 3040 S.R. 590, Clearwater, or call 797-7722.
Lulu is a small terrier mix and maybe has some Yorkie in her as well. She is between 8 and 10 years old and weighs just 5 pounds. Her owner surrendered her after being attacked by a larger dog that resulted in her eye being surgically removed. Her owners were unable to afford her medical bills, and a rescue stepped in. Lulu doesn't know how small she is, as she would rather play with a larger bone or toy and then run around hiding it from others. She does not get along with other small dugs and would prefer to be an only dog. She is up to date on her vaccinations and is spayed. Call Canine Estates at 412-0558 or email email@example.com.
Eileen is a kitty with a lot to be thankful for. She survived the loss of one of her front legs and found a wonderful home with a disabled veteran for a time. Sadly, her owner died and she was returned to the Friends of Strays shelter. She gets around just fine on three legs and even climbs to the top of the kitty tree. She loves people and petting and there's little she wouldn't do for treats. Meet her at 2911 47th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 522-6566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com.
Hera is a playful 5-year-old pit bull mix and has patiently been waiting to meet her new family since early August. This happy girl is a ton of fun. She will make a fantastic playmate for family members age 8 and older. Hera has a great life ahead of her and plenty of love to give her next family. Her $30 adoption fee includes her spay surgery, microchip, vaccinations and 30 days of pet insurance. Meet her at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. Visit www.spcatampabay.org.
Louise sits on her favorite toy ready to play. This 3-year-old cutie resembles a Bombay kitten with black paws and all. Louise is waiting for a home for the holidays. Her brothers have been adopted and now she is all alone. Raised in a foster home, Louise enjoys other cats as well as humans. Meet this amazing kitty with great gold eyes by calling 545-1116. All Save Our Strays cats are fully vetted and microchipped. Visit www.saveourstraysinc.com.
Creig is a sweet little tuxedo boy with yellow eyes. He is very social and loves attention. He will talk to you and reach for you if you are near. He also loves to play and is full of energy. He runs, tumbles and jumps for joy. He will keep you entertained for hours with his playful spirit and would be a great addition to any family. Visit him at the Clearwater PetSmart on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and U.S. 19 or call Pat with Second Chance for Strays at 535-9154. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Visit www.secondchanceforstrays.com.
LARGO - Pinellas County Animal Services will celebrate the holiday season with its 12 Paws of Christmas event, running Dec. 1-12, at Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road.
The adoption fee during this time is $12 for large dogs that are 4 months or older and for cats and kittens; puppies and small breeds are $75. For a $5 donation to the Animal Welfare Trust Fund, pets can have their picture taken with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and
PINELLAS PARK - A holiday blessing of the animals will be presented Sunday, Dec. 7, 2 to 4 p.m., on the grounds of Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd.
Pets will receive a hands-on blessing and the opportunity to be photographed with Santa. Professionals will be on hand to share pet service and health information. The event also will showcase cats and dogs available for adoption. Donations of food and items for animal shelters will be accepted.
CLEARWATER - The Home for the Holidays fundraiser will be Saturday, Dec. 13, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Brown Boxer, 26111 U.S. 19 N.
The event will feature raffle prizes, a silent auction, drinks and a kissing booth with a pooch. Tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Second Chance for Strays, a nonprofit, no-kill rescue for Tampa Bay area cats and kittens.
LARGO - Being big pays off at Pinellas County Animal Services.
When the pounds go up, the prices come down at Pinellas County Animal Services. The shelter is offering adoption specials through the end of November. During this month, the adoption fees for dogs and cats will be as follows during the normal shelter adoption hours: