Gizmo is all dressed up with nowhere to go. This handsome 7-year-old boy is patiently waiting to meet his forever family at SPCA Tampa Bay. In his new home, Gizmo would love long walks through the park so he can use his expert hound nose. Meet Gizmo at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave., Largo. Visit www.SPCATampaBay.org.
Eager to lap up affection, Skipper the 9-year-old Pomeranian gives happy a whole new meaning. At 12, he lives to play, stand and lie in the water, and frisk with the other dogs. Coming to Canine Estates after being rescued from an overcrowded shelter, he had numerous burn areas on his back and belly. Although the burns have healed, the fur in those areas may never fully grow back. For an appointment, call 727-412-0558 or email email@example.com.
Sia is a lovely little lady who is quite active and fit. This 2-year-old Chihuahua enjoys gentle petting and walking politely on a leash. Sia also enjoys the company of other dogs. She traveled to the Humane Society of Pinellas from another shelter that was in need of space. The Humane Society of Pinellas is at 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. Call 727-797-7722.
Duke is an 8-year-old male pit bull/terrier mix. Upon adopting Duke, the Pit Project will provide a crate, leash, collar, Kong toy, bag of Science Diet food and a vet visit to Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic. He has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. The person who adopts Duke must own their home and have no small children. A meet-and-greet session is needed for other dogs. Duke's guardian angels are Moxie and Shari Schneider and his adoption fee is $75. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
Bishop is an 8-week-old male domestic short hair. Bishop is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and his adoption fee is $40. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
A beautiful Siamese mix, Kiki loves to push her head into her foster mom's hand and to rub up against her legs for attention. Quite active, she loves playing with her toys. Completely vetted and microchipped, she will probably be happiest in a home with no small children or dogs. To meet Kiki in her foster home in St. Petersburg, call 727-545-1116.
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.
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.