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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pets

Find A Friend: Tandy, the Kitten

Find A Friend: Tandy, the Kitten

Put down the candy and pick up sweet Tandy. This 8-week old licorice-colored cutie and her snugly sister were rescued when they weighed less than a pint. Their favorite pastimes are wrestle-playing and napping. They sometimes fall asleep in the middl...
Published: 10/13/17
Updated: 10/16/17
Find a Friend: Beauty, the hound mix

Find a Friend: Beauty, the hound mix

Animal lovers see beauty and virtue where others might not. This pup’s foster mom had that vision, turning challenges into faded memories with each dose of proper food and basic veterinary care. Meet Beauty: an 8-month-old, snow-white Heinz 57 mix of...
Published: 10/10/17
Updated: 10/12/17
Review: Jeffery Hess’ ‘Cold War Canoe Club’ offers a look at Navy life at sea and on shore

Review: Jeffery Hess’ ‘Cold War Canoe Club’ offers a look at Navy life at sea and on shore

Cold War Canoe Club, the new short story collection by Florida writer Jeffery Hess, takes readers beyond stereotypes and recruiting videos to reveal a sometimes thrilling, sometimes funny, sometimes disturbing picture of life in the U.S. Navy.Hess dr...
Published: 10/05/17
Updated: 10/13/17
Find A Friend: Audrey, the Beagle mix

Find A Friend: Audrey, the Beagle mix

You may recognize this Mardi Gras model from Plant City’s famous "Fashion, Feathers and Fur" extravaganza and pet fashion show. Audrey struts the catwalk like she owns it. Her fans line the aisles for the chance to stroke her silky ears, snap cell pi...
Published: 10/05/17
Updated: 10/09/17
Hernando Pet of the Week for Oct. 13

Hernando Pet of the Week for Oct. 13

Katie is a young, spunky shepherd mix and came to the shelter from Webster. She is participating in the Heel to Heal program at the Hernando County Women’s Correctional Facility and is working with trusties and trainer John Gore from New Sentry K9 Se...
Published: 10/04/17
Updated: 10/11/17
Find A Friend: Journey the Macaw
Find a Friend: Journey, the macaw
Find a Friend: Journey, the macaw

Find A Friend: Journey the Macaw Find a Friend: Journey, the macaw Find a Friend: Journey, the macaw

Journey is this beautiful rescued blue-and-gold macaw. He’s believed to be a 15-year-old male, and is learning how to talk. This mostly quiet bird is slowly learning to trust people again, and his cage remains his safe zone. Journey loves to shred pa...
Published: 10/02/17
Updated: 10/05/17
Find A Friend: Bree, the cat

Find A Friend: Bree, the cat

Bree is a descendant of one of the oldest feline breeds, the Abyssinian, linked to the ancient Egyptians. Known for their iridescent coats and animated personalities, they’re now nicknamed "Aby-sillians." Human kindness once helped Bree and her broth...
Updated one month ago
Hernando Pet of the Week for Sept. 29
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Hernando Pet of the Week for Sept. 29 Find a Friend:

Calvin is a white and brindle terrier mix. He is super sweet and loves to play. He is heartworm positive, so it’s best that he be in a home with no other dogs. Calvin has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and has a one-year Hernando County anim...
Updated one month ago
Find a Friend: Lily, the hound mix

Find a Friend: Lily, the hound mix

Thank goodness for compassionate people who step up for the lost and lonely. Lily made her rescue debut on the Fourth of July to gain independence from homelessness. The 3-year-old brindle-colored Black Mouth Cur hound mix was found wandering the str...
Updated one month ago
Key West's Hemingway cats survive Hurricane Irma

Key West's Hemingway cats survive Hurricane Irma

The famous six-toed felines fared well despite Irma's roar through Key West.
Updated one month ago