Reba first arrived at the Humane Society of Pinellas from another shelter, with her best friend Trisha at her side. These two are inseparable and provide valuable emotional support for each other. Reba is a sweet, gentle snuggle-bug who enjoys walks and treats for obedience practice. Reba is 4 years old. Her adoption price is $75. The Humane Society of Pinellas is at 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. Call 727-797-7722 or visit www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org.
Snow White had seven kittens (dwarfs) that have all been adopted. Now this great mother cat is ready for her forever home. Snow White is a love and super sweet. She has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Call 727 545-1116 to meet this beautiful Tuxedo girl in her foster home in St. Petersburg. To view other felines, visit saveourstraysinc.com.
Butterscotch beauty Tearah is an irresistible blend of friendly and fearless, carefree and cuddly. At 3 years of age and a svelte 16 pounds, this playful Chi/Terrier mix entered our care from PCAS. Besides good-natured wrestling with her best friends, she loves spending quality sofa time with people. Sweet Tearah has completed her heartworm treatment and is eagerly awaiting her paw-fect fit for an active and loving forever family. For an appointment, call 727-412-0558 or email email@example.com.
Joseph is one good-looking poodle. According to VIP Rescue, Joseph loves to play. Being blind does not stop him from having fun. He does good on a leash, likes people and dogs and is in great health. The 9-year-old weighs 17 pounds. He has had all his shots, is microchipped and neutered and is on heartworm prevention. To submit an application, visit www.viprescue.org.
This little Burrito is stuffed with love. He is a quiet boy who loves to hang out and cuddle after a nice long walk. He will be happiest in a home with no small children. Burrito is a 3-year-old Chihuahua/dachshund mix. All Pet Pal Animal Shelter animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. The shelter is at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
Solo is a name that suits him just purr-fectly as he does indeed enjoy his alone time. If he could read the newspaper daily, that's all he would do with his feet propped up on his favorite chair with little kitty reading glasses. He is a 9-year-old big boy with stunning round eyes that will lure you to him. All Pet Pal Animal Shelter animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. The shelter is at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
Pinellas County Animal Services and shelters across the country are inundated with litters of kittens during the spring and summer months.
The month of June is dedicated to promoting cat adoption in hopes that this will reduce the number of unsterilized feline pets in Pinellas County. To encourage adoptions, Animal Services is offering a reduced adoption fee of $5 for cats and kittens through the end of June.
CLEARWATER - The St. Augustine Humane Society and Husky Haven of Florida is providing heartworm disease treatment for Tucker, a male Siberian Husky in advanced stages of the illness.
Husky Haven is based in Clearwater and provides medical treatment for its rescue dogs along with rescuing stray, surrendered and endangered Siberian huskies. The nonprofit will work with the Humane Society in its mission to provide support, education and assistance to all owners of huskies.
Skin infections are one of the most commonly treated conditions in veterinary practice. They can be frustrating for both pet caretaker and veterinarian alike, especially when it comes to infections laden with antibiotic resistant bacteria such as the Methicillin Resistant Staph (MRS) bacteria. These infections typically are either superficial or can extend into deep tissues. They can be very difficult to treat even with aggressive therapies due to the lack of antibacterial efficacy. However, there are other therapies that are available that are “new” to the western world but have been utilized for hundreds of years in China.
These treatments are utilized by qualified TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) doctors and show great promise in the fight against resistant bacteria. These treatments include several therapies including acupuncture and herbal therapy. This writing will focus on the Chinese herbal formula Golden Yellow Powder.
ST. PETERSBURG - A new pick-up service offered by Pet Pal Thrift Store makes it easier than ever to donate everything from clothes, artwork and collectibles to furniture and kitchen appliances.
Located at 1500 34th St. N. in St. Petersburg, Pet Pal Thrift Store is currently seeking donations to raise funds to care for the animals at its shelter. The thrift store is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 727-397-9848.
SPCA Tampa Bay has a number of upcoming events at various locations during the month of June, including the following.
Presented in conjunction with the National Adoption Event Weekend, Discover Love at Petco will be Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m., at Petco, 7050 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park. Attendees will have a chance to meet adoptable animals from SPCA Tampa Bay.
Spring and summer mean vacations and beach trips for most people, but for animal shelters throughout the community, it means kitten season.
Many cats give birth to litters in early spring when the weather starts to warm, and they can continue to have litters every couple of months. The number of homeless cats can swell by hundreds each spring and summer.
LARGO - Pinellas County Animal Services is participating in National Chip Your Pet Month and reminding pet owners of the importance of pet microchipping.
In a continuous effort to ensure animal welfare and promote responsible pet ownership, Pinellas County Animal Services is encouraging residents to microchip their pets by offering microchips for $7 during the month of May.
Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) occurs in aging pets but it is not a normal aging process.
It is thought to occur due to amyloid deposition in the brain as well as a decrease in neurotransmitter availability possibly from free radicals. It is a progressive disease and treatment is aimed at slowing this progression.
LARGO - After five years of collecting data on a collaborative basis, Pinellas County Animal Services, SPCA Tampa Bay, Friends of Strays, Humane Society of Pinellas and Pet Pal Animal Shelter provided the countywide highlights during a press conference March 29 at Pinellas County Animal Services in Largo.
“As a community, we have seen a decrease in intakes and shelter euthanasia and an increase in dog and cat adoptions and live releases overall,” Doug Brightwell, director of Pinellas County Animal Services, said in a press release. “All of these are key indicators that we are going in the right direction.”
ST. PETERSBURG - For the sixth consecutive season, every home run hit by Rays third baseman Evan Longoria will benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter, a no-kill, nonprofit shelter in St. Petersburg.
For every home run he hits during the 2017 season, Longoria will join the Rays Baseball Foundation, Ducky’s Sports Lounge, the DeBartolo Family Foundation, Kids Artistic Revue Competition and Stepps Towing Service to each donate $100 to the shelter.
We have made it through Christmas and Valentine’s Day, but Easter is soon approaching. And let’s face it: Our pets don’t need a holiday to find a treat to stuff their face with.
Many of you may have gotten pets as a gift recently, and there are tips you should know to help puppy- and kitten-proof your house. Puppies and kittens are inherently inquisitive and it is your job to protect them from injury.