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    Anna and Brandon
    Tabby sibling kittens Anna and Brandon are 10 weeks old, full of cuteness and pep and are looking for forever homes. For information, call Save Our Strays 481-5262 for details. All SOS cats have been completely vetted and are microchipped. To see additional cats, visit saveourstraysinc.com.
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DUNEDIN - The 2015 Dunedin Blue Jays season marks another year of strengthening the Blue Jays bond with the community.

The play on the field provides the city with a strong dose of the national pastime throughout the summer, but it also allows the team a chance to offer support to the local community and a big way of doing that is through monthly drives. The club will partner with a different organization each month to provide support to the beneficiary through donation drives at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
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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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•  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
According to a recent press release published by the American Veterinary Medical Association, that odor coming from your pet’s mouth could be more than a nuisance ... it could signify a serious health risk with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

The organization stresses the importance of oral health care for pets. AVMA President Dr. Ted Cohn says regular dental exams are an integral and primary component of a pet’s overall health care, and can help prevent more serious health problems.

“Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for our pets,” said Dr. Cohn. “In addition to causing receding gums, tooth loss, and often significant pain, bacteria in the mouth enters the bloodstream, potentially affecting the heart, liver and kidneys, which can be life threatening.”
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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
pinellascounty.org
Humane Society of Pinellas
3040 State Road 590, Clearwater; 797-7722
www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org
Pet Pal Animal Shelter
405 22nd. St. S, St. Petersburg Fl. 337112; 328-7738
www.petpalanimalshelter.com
SPCA Tampa Bay
9099 130th Ave. N., Largo; 586-3591; SPCAFL.org
Suncoast Animal League
1030 Pennsylvania Ave., Palm Harbor; 786-1330
www.suncoastanimalleague.org
Save Our Strays Inc.
481-5091
www.saveourstraysinc.com
Friends of Strays Inc.
522-6566
www.friendsofstrays.com
Second Chance for Strays, Inc.
535-9154
www.secondchanceforstrays.com
All ’bout Cats
712-7773
www.allboutcats.com
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