Peanut is a 7-month-old male domestic short hair. This little peanut is as adorable in person as he is in this picture. Peanut is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
As cute as a Shih Tzu pumpkin, pert Punkin is full of doggy beans. The 12-pound, 6-year-old sweetheart has the happiest and most upbeat of personalities. Not surprisingly, his two favorite pastimes are playing and being held. Taken into the care of Canine Estates, he was emaciated and filthy, suffering from kennel cough and an ear infection. He has fully recovered, and is hale and hardy once more. His sole residual health issue is irreversible dry eye in his right eye that will require lifelong eye drops. For an appointment, call 727-412-0558 or email email@example.com.
This handsome basset hound mix is quite the cutie. He has adorable patches of chocolate color all over his stocky hound body! Damien is a wonderful student during obedience classes with Humane Society of Pinellas staff and volunteers. He is working on mastering how to sit, watch me, touch, down, wait, stay, shake and leave it. Damien also loves the company of other dogs. His adoption price is $75. The Humane Society of Pinellas is at 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. Call 727-797-7722.
Luna is a 1-year-old female Belgian shepherd-Malinois mix. She is a smart girl waiting for a new owner to help her show off her manners and tricks up her sleeve. You must own your own home to adopt Luna. Luna is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and her adoption fee is $200. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
Sunkist is a beautiful orange tabby "kissed by the sun." Rescued during the week of storms last month, this 3-month-old sweetheart enjoys the comforts of her foster home in St. Petersburg. Sunkist will jump on your lap and likes playing with other felines. She has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Call Save Our Strays at 727-545-1116. Visit saveourstraysinc.com.
Pinellas County Animal Services is honoring good school grades with back-to-school pet adoption specials. During the month of September, students can bring in a graded assignment or report card with a grade of B or higher to be rewarded with a reduced adoption fee of $5 for any adoptable dog and cat.
All adoptable dogs and cats receive a medical checkup, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control, heartworm tests, feline leukemia testing and microchipping, valued at $200.
Having a baby is a life changing experience for everyone involved, including pets. Just as you’re preparing for baby’s arrival, your dog needs advance preparation for this big change, especially if your dog has not spent time around children.
Start preparing your pet now for baby’s arrival to create a safe and happy environment for everyone, and to establish the start of a lifelong bond between your new baby and your canine companion.
As part of the continuing effort to ensure more pets are licensed in Pinellas County, Animal Services will be mailing pet license renewal notices to pet owners prior to and after rabies vaccination expiration. Pet license expiration corresponds to the rabies vaccination expiration date.
In Pinellas County, pet owners are required by law to obtain a license for their cats and dogs. To obtain a pet license, each dog and cat over the age of 4 months must be vaccinated for rabies. Rabies vaccinations are due every year or every three years, depending on the vaccine administered.
LARGO - In early May, Chris Ankwiz got a late-night call from St. Petersburg police to assist with a murder scene in Lealman. Ankwiz, who is on-call 24/7, quickly showed up with a state-of-the-art ambulance to the relief of officers.
The Largo resident and co-owner of Vet Care Express of Pinellas, however, wasn’t there to aid the two people killed in the incident. Instead, he was there to help out a newly orphaned puppy.
“They were in a bind, they were able to call us and we did this one pro bono,” said Ankwiz, explaining that Animal Services won’t come out at that time of night. “But they were very stoked that we were able to come out and get this puppy and bring it to the nearest facility for evaluation and observation. And then, two days later, the dog got adopted.”
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.