Romeo is ready to love you forever. Not even 3 months old, this cutie has a white diamond locket and a tipped white tail to make him extra handsome. Romeo loves to romp with other felines and then cuddle on his foster Mom's lap. All Save Our Strays cats have been completely vetted and are microchipped. Call 545-1116 to meet Romeo and other loving cats and kittens. Additional cats may be seen online at saveourstraysinc.com.
Meet Chico - Animal ID 24707695. This 4-year-old miniature pinscher purebred has quickly become a staff favorite. With those giant ears and his expressive personality, Chico is quite the entertainer. Chico has been living in the HSP offices and living in the lap of luxury. Being with staff, he has proven to be housebroken and gets along with both dogs and cats. Chico does enjoy attention, so an adopter that has plenty of time to spoil this boy would be ideal. Chico loves meeting new people - the wag of his tail is adorable and cheerful. This special boy is looking for his forever home - are you that person to pamper Chico? The Humane Society of Pinellas is at 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. Call 797-7722 or visit HumaneSocietyofPinellas.org.
This is what utter bliss looks like. Large pale ears perked, dark eyes impish, yet innocent, mouth closed round a bright raggedy toy ... lovely Lizzy has it all. At 2 years of age and a trim 9.5 pounds, this terrier mix is delightful, delicious and a superior snuggler. She walks well on a leash, loves playing with toys, enjoys playing with the other dogs and - although slightly leery of men - joins the rest of the pack when they're playing with them. Surrendered to CE because she and the "man of the house" couldn't get along, Lizzy is an easy dog to love, healthy and housetrained, and eagerly waiting for her real, forever home to come along. Email email@example.com or call 412-0558.
Dori is a 7-year-old Manx kitty who is always smartly dressed in her shiny tuxedo. She likes to be the center of your attention and especially likes it when you talk to her. Do you need a furry buddy to confide in? Dori is very tight-lipped with a secret. You can meet Dori at Friends of Strays, 2911 47th Ave. N. in St Petersburg. Call 522-6566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com.
CLEARWATER - A concert to raise money for Friends of Strays will be presented Sunday, March 15, 1 to 6 p.m., at Cafe Charlie, 2241 Nursery Road.
Organizers seek to raise money and collect wish list items for Friends of Strays, a nonprofit, no-kill organization that provides services to homeless animals in Pinellas County. The concert will include five bands from the Tampa Bay area.
PINELLAS PARK - Area pets now have a new option for non-emergency and preventive care in the Tampa Bay area.
Located in the Pet Supplies Plus of Pinellas Park at 7331 Park Blvd. N., the area’s first EZ Vet Pet Care Station will allow local residents to have quick, convenient and affordable access to a veterinarian for basic medical conditions as well as routine pet care.
One cause of scratching in our dogs and cats is an allergy to something they are eating. While food allergies are not rare, they are also not the majority cause of itchiness in our pets.
Many pets itch because of allergies to parasites, pollens, items in their house, other pets, people, or from various bacterial or yeast skin infections. Once these other possibilities have been eliminated though, we are stuck with looking at what they are eating.
Food allergies are especially frustrating because pets who are allergic are usually allergic to a type of protein from a meat or a grain, rather than a preservative or additive. Cats who are allergic to chicken, for example, cannot eat any chicken, no mater what the brand, whether or not it is organic, or whether it is from a can of cat food, a treat, or off your own dinner plate.