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    Rockey
    Rockey is a sweet, big puppy, weighing in at 54 pounds. He is 11 months old and is a boxer mix. He is looking for a loving, active home and is available for only $75. Will you give this big boy a home for the holidays? Visit him at the Humane Society of Pinellas at 3040 S.R. 590, Clearwater. Call 797-7722 or email info@humanesocietyofpinellas.org.
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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:
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CLEARWATER - Stop Pet Overpopulation Together Tampa Bay is having a photo contest for pit bulls to be featured on its website and marketing campaign.

Five lucky winners will receive a six-month supply of Comfort’s flea prevention. To qualify, pets need to be spayed or neutered. Send photos to SPOT, 4403 62nd Ave., Pinellas Park, FL 33781; or email them to SPOTclinic@yahoo.com.
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SEMINOLE - Camp Basenji Rescue of Seminole recently joined thousands of animal welfare organizations across North America that list homeless pets on Petfinder.

Petfinder, a database of adoptable animals on the Internet, has been committed to animal welfare and rescue organizations dedicated to the cause since its founding in 1996. More than 13,000 rescues and shelters leverage Petfinder’s website and mobile apps to connect homeless pets with prospective pet adopters. To get started, a potential adopter simply enters his or her search criteria and a list is returned that ranks the pets by proximity to the location entered. The animal placement group that is caring for the pet selected, following its policies, carries out adoptions.
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LARGO - Operation: SNIP Inc. is a newly formed nonprofit organization serving the community of Pinellas.

SNIP will be offering low cost, high quality, high volume spay and neutering and well care services. The directors of SNIP have a combined 55 years of experience in the veterinary field with 30 of those years being in low-cost spay and neuter programs and shelter medicine. The organization is committed to helping reduce overpopulation in animal shelters and homeless animals in the community.

On Oct. 1, Operation: Snip secured a lease for the clinic located at 13489 Walsingham Road. Operation: Snip is in the process of grant writing and fundraising. The funds will be used for renovations such as flooring, paint, blinds and landscaping. The organization also will need to purchase necessary surgical equipment. The nonprofit plans to open its clinic in early 2015.
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ST. PETERSBURG - Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic, at 1900 34th St. S., recently received a grant from Florida Animal Friend for $15,000 to help lower the pet population in Zip codes 33711, 33712, 33705 and 33781.

For those meeting the requirements, male cats are free to be neutered; female cats are $10 to be spayed; male dogs are $20 to be neutered; and female dogs are $30 to be spayed.

The owner must live in one of the following Zip codes: 33711, 33712, 33705 or 33781. The owner must provide a valid Driver’s License or State issued ID. The owner must provide documentation in owner’s name of one of the following government assistance programs, including Children’s Health Insurance Plan; Major VA Disability Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Medicaid Free Lunch Program; Social Security Disability; Women, Infants, and Children; HUD Section 8 Housing Supplemental Security Income; or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
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Pet Connection
In a Goliath vs. Goliath fight, two of the largest dog food manufactures are suing each other in court.

While the claims at first seem trivial, it has revealed some truly ugly truths about the pet food industry and highlighted how poorly our pets’ food is regulated and monitored.

Owners of pets with food allergies, or those just trying to avoid certain ingredients for their four-legged friends, may have great difficulty knowing what is actually in that bag or can.
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Adopt-a-Pet, Lost Pet Info
Local animal shelters, such as those listed below, can be good places to go to adopt a pet or seek a lost pet.
Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo; 582-2600
pinellascounty.org
Humane Society of Pinellas
3040 State Road 590, Clearwater; 797-7722
www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org
Pet Pal Animal Shelter
405 22nd. St. S, St. Petersburg Fl. 337112; 328-7738
www.petpalanimalshelter.com
SPCA Tampa Bay
9099 130th Ave. N., Largo; 586-3591; SPCAFL.org
Suncoast Animal League
1030 Pennsylvania Ave., Palm Harbor; 786-1330
www.suncoastanimalleague.org
Save Our Strays Inc.
481-5091
www.saveourstraysinc.com
Friends of Strays Inc.
522-6566
www.friendsofstrays.com
Second Chance for Strays, Inc.
535-9154
www.secondchanceforstrays.com
All ’bout Cats
712-7773
www.allboutcats.com
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