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    Just 1 year old and quite petite, Isabella has a strong personality and no fear. Perhaps those traits come from protecting her kittens that were all adopted last week. Now it is Isabella's time to be loved forever. She will be a great family kitty as she loves to be brushed, has a loud purr and is chatty. Plus this sweetheart is beautiful with large exotic green eyes, a beautiful sleek fur coat and an extra-long tail. All Save Our Strays cats have been completely vetted and are microchipped. Call 545-1116 or visit saveourstraysinc.com.
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LARGO - A Clearwater boy made a special request to his friends for his ninth birthday this year: he asked for donations to help local stray dogs and cats.

Connor Boyd, a third grade student at Ridgecrest Elementary School in Largo, requested no personal gifts. Instead, he encouraged his friends to give toys and treats for the dogs and cats who live in the shelter at the Pinellas County Animal Services.

Responding generously to his birthday wish, family and friends of Connor donated a wide variety of items - from dog biscuits and cat treats to balls and stuffed animal toys. He hauled in the donations to the shelter using his red wagon, which was brimming with goodies for the animals.
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LARGO - Operation: SNIP, a new nonprofit spay-and-neuter clinic, is now accepting appointments for spay and neuter surgery on Tuesdays, May 12 and 26.

Surgery is by appointment only. Dogs and cats can be dropped off on the day of the surgery between 7 and 8 a.m. and pick-up will be between 3 and 4 p.m. Male cat neuter is $25 and female cat spay is $35. Dog prices will vary starting at $45.

Operation: SNIP, located at 13489 Walsingham Road in Largo, seeks to reduce pet overpopulation and the resulting euthanasia of healthy dogs and cats through affordable, high quality, high volume spaying and neutering and community education.
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LARGO - Pet Sitters International recently announced that Stephanie Brobeil, owner of Steph’s TLC Pet Sitting in Largo, earned the PSI Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting.

The CPPS indicates that an individual has acquired the knowledge necessary to make vital assessments on pet health and nutrition, canine and feline behavior, separation anxiety, pet loss and more. A certificate holder is also equipped, as a business owner, to make decisions on customer service, employee hiring and safety.
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LARGO - Pinellas County Animal Services received notice April 17 that it had gained legal custody of 51 animals from an animal cruelty case in St. Petersburg.

A majority of the animals are expected to be returned to their originating adoption agencies. All of the other dogs and cats from that case will be available for adoption at Pinellas County Animal Services on Monday, April 20.
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•  Animal Services partners with Pet Pal Animal Clinic
•  Gulfportís animal rescue events produce results
•  Pinellas Animal Services receives influx of cats and dogs
•  Group generates $59,000 for SPCA Tampa Bay
•  SPCA clinic cares for 1,000th pet
•  Pet partnership points to positive trends
•  Animal Services wins Outstanding Agency award
•  Foster homes needed for Save Our Straysí felines
•  Pet Supplies Plus introduces walk-in vet care kiosks
•  Camp Basenji Rescue joins Petfinder
•  Operation: SNIP Inc. seeks donations
•  Pet Pal receives grant from Florida Animal Friend
•  Women working together to help pets
•  Sirius K9 training center opens
•  Project PUP adds mini pig to its ranks of therapy pets
•  Furever Friends joins Petfinder
•  SPCA Tampa Bay opens Pet Wellness Clinic
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Pet Connection
Statistics released by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) show that only one in four cat owners believe that veterinary visits are important for their cat. This means that approximately 20 million cats are not examined by a veterinarian unless they are very sick.

Why is this a major concern? Cats are experts at hiding illness and pain! When cats present to the veterinary hospital only when they look sick, not only can we not prevent disease before it occurs but the disease process may be too advanced to successfully reverse.

Annual visits and preventative care (weight check, complete physical examination, diagnostic testing and heartworm prevention) may be the difference between life and death. Many older cats are brought to the veterinarian in extremely poor health after not being seen by a veterinarian for years. Unfortunately, by then, the prognosis is usually poor. If these conditions (hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, diabetes, dental disease, tumors, heart disease) were caught earlier, the prognosis may have been more favorable and the cost of treatment could have been much less.
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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; SPCAFL.org
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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