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    A perfect kitten, Picabo has a beautiful fur coat and is a super friendly love bug. She adores playing with the family Pomeranian in her foster home. For details on Picabo call 545-1116. Cats at Save Our Strays have been completely vetted and are microchipped. Visit
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CLEARWATER - The Humane Society of Pinellas is seeking volunteers to help animals during emergency situations.

Volunteers are needed for the organization’s Animal Response Team. The team assists in animal emergencies in Florida and beyond, providing assistance with Pinellas County’s Pet Friendly Shelter, and disaster assistance at HSP.

A volunteer orientation will be presented Saturday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m., at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590. No experience is required as training is provided.
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CLEARWATER - The Humane Society of Pinellas will host its annual Golden Paw Awards Dinner and Trivia Gala on Thursday, Oct. 8, 6 to 9 p.m., at Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach.

The proceeds from the annual event will benefit the operation of the Humane Society of Pinellas, the county’s largest no-kill animal shelter. Programs offered by the Humane Society of Pinellas include:

- The Mobile Medical Center which travels all over Pinellas County (nearly 100 trips scheduled this year) providing accessible spay/neuter services, vaccines and exams and at a reduced rate for low income residents.
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MADEIRA BEACH - Every day is Bring Your Pet to Work Day for Madeira Beach City Manager Shane Crawford.

After emergency surgery saved the life of Crawford’s beloved pet MJ, the fluffy little dog has practically become city hall’s newest employee.

It all started when Crawford realized that something was wrong with MJ a few months ago. It was a Friday afternoon at about 4:30, and there really wasn’t anything that a veterinarian could do other than prescribe the dog pain medication.
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When something happens to your beloved companion, it is important to have the number of your veterinarian and the closest veterinary emergency clinic at your fingertips.

These phone numbers should be programmed into your cell phone and placed on your refrigerator. Being prepared for an emergency and knowing how to care for your pet until you can get him/her to the veterinarian is crucial. This is where pet first aid and CPR training comes in handy. The Red Cross has a first aid and CPR manual for both dogs and cats. You can order these from
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Bringing a new pet into the family is an exciting time. In the excitement, it can be easy to forget that the new puppy or kitten, or a newly adopted pet, may need some time to settle into its new surroundings and the family’s schedule. It can sometimes be a bumpy transition to get a pet to “go potty” in the proper potty place, but a little time and effort can help your new dog or cat learn it.
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LARGO - SPCA Tampa Bay will sponsor summer camps in the coming weeks at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N.

For information or to register, visit, call 586-3591 or email
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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
Humane Society of Pinellas
3040 State Road 590, Clearwater; 797-7722
Pet Pal Animal Shelter
405 22nd. St. S, St. Petersburg Fl. 337112; 328-7738
SPCA Tampa Bay
9099 130th Ave. N., Largo; 586-3591;
Suncoast Animal League
1030 Pennsylvania Ave., Palm Harbor; 786-1330
Save Our Strays Inc.
Friends of Strays Inc.
Second Chance for Strays, Inc.
All ’bout Cats
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