Orange cats are always delightful and Save Our Strays has several that are perfect companion pets. Nicky with gold eyes greets folks at the door and cannot get enough attention. Ginger, a beautiful medium-haired girl with white accents, loves to be petted. Noah relishes tummy rubs and kneads to show his contentment. To meet Nicky and other loving felines, call 545-1116. All SOS cats have been completely vetted and are microchipped. Additional felines may be seen online at saveourstraysinc.com.
Conchita has quickly become one of the favorites of the volunteers at the shelter. She is very easy to walk on leash and well-mannered. Conchita does have some arthritis due to a previous injury but she doesn't let that slow her down much. This girl had a rough start to her life and she is looking for a comfy, loving home. Conchita's coat is extraordinary - a beautiful medium length brindle with browns, blacks and gold. Her adoption price is $75. Meet Conchita at Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. Call 797-7722 or visit www.HumaneSocietyofPinellas.org.
Rocky Road is a beautiful 3-year-old boy who's always dressed for a party. He enjoys the company of people and other cats and playtime is his time. It's unfathomable why this great cat has been at Friends of Strays since he was just a tiny kitten. This handsome boy needs his forever home. To meet Rocky Road, visit Friends of Strays, 2911 47th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 522-6566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com.
Care to dance? Tawny leg in mid-air, expression eager, 2-year-old Bugsy is a standout in any canine crowd. With his glorious golden-red coat, this fit and fabulous 15.5-pound Shiba Inu mix came to Canine Estates from Pinellas County Animal Services. Happy and outgoing, bouncy Bugsy loves the companionship of people and the company of other dogs, and especially loves rousing games of tug-o-war. Now he hopes to tug at the heartstrings of a forever home, where he can love and play always. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-0558.
Isn't she a doll? Little Dolly is a 2-year-old pit bull terrier mix. She loves cuddles, toys and ... treats. Her ID is #563695. The pets offered for adoption at Pinellas County Animal Services are spayed or neutered and have all of their required shots. Visit Dolly and the other dogs and cats up for adoption at 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo; or see them online at www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices/petfind.htm.
Say hello to Lilly! Lilly is a playful 10-year-old Australian cattle dog/mix and she is available for adoption right now at SPCA Tampa Bay. She may be a senior pet, but Lilly certainly has not gotten the memo yet. Lilly loves making new friends and should make a great addition to just about any home. The $75 adoption fee includes spay surgery, microchip, vaccinations and 30 days of pet insurance. Meet Lilly at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. Visit www.SPCATampaBay.org.
LARGO - Dogs and cats from an animal abuse case are being treated at Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
According to a media release from Pinellas County Comminications, Animal Services received 15 cats, 22 adult dogs and 14 puppies Tuesday, March 24, as a result of an animal abuse case at 4162 13th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg.
ST. PETERSBURG - Women Working Together for Animals at SPCA Tampa Bay, a membership-based group that unites women in service and advocates for the animals in SPCA Tampa Bay’s care, has selected a capital improvement project to support through their Kitty Fund.
The group raised $59,000 in 2014 and selected a project to support at the annual Splurge event on March 5.
LARGO - Nine months after opening, SPCA Tampa Bay’s Pet Wellness Clinic has already hit a major milestone.
The clinic saw its 1,000th pet on March 8 when Clearwater resident Dayna Santana brought her 3-year-old dog Roxy for a heartworm check. Santana has visited the SPCA Tampa Bay’s Wellness Clinic in the past.
LARGO - After three years of collecting data on a collaborative basis, Pinellas County Animal Services, SPCA Tampa Bay, Humane Society of Pinellas and Pet Pal Animal Shelter provided countywide highlights during a press conference on Friday, March 6, at the Pinellas County Animal Services in Largo.
The trends are positive.
“As a community, we have a decrease in intakes and euthanasia and an increase in dog and cat adoptions and live releases overall,” said Maureen “Moe” Freaney, director of Pinellas County Animal Services. “All of these are key indicators that we are going in the right direction.”
LARGO - Pinellas County Animal Services is off to a good start in 2015. The shelter was selected as the Outstanding Agency of the Year for 2014 at the Florida Animal Control Association’s 2015 Conference in Orlando Feb. 28.
Additionally, Jodey Stambaugh was selected as the Animal Control Officer of the Year.
“We are extremely proud of these awards,” said Maureen “Moe” Freaney, director of Pinellas County Animal Services. “These are great accomplishments for our team and for Pinellas County.”
As with everything in life knowledge and awareness is helpful in the prevention and preparation of emergencies.
Living in Florida we are constantly making lists and plans for hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and the loss of power that accompany them, so why not have a plan of action for poison prevention for your furry family members.
Having basic knowledge of the things in your home that may be potentially harmful to your pets and how to deal with those substances, may help you carry out a safe and effective plan of action. Almost 91 percent of calls to Pet Poison Helpline in 2012 involved dogs - this is a testament to dogs’ curious nature and indifference to various foods.