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    1. Find A Friend: Bella and Elisa

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      St. Francis Rescue

      What are you thankful for this holiday? Bella and Elisa embrace their pirate-town look and see the world through a prism of love and gratitude. These siblings were rescued from the shelter as tiny kittens and are now free of the virus that claimed an eye from each of them. Not yet a year old, …

      What are you thankful for this holiday? Bella and Elisa embrace their pirate-town look and see the world through a prism of love and gratitude. These siblings were rescued from the shelter as tiny kittens and are now free of the virus that claimed an eye from each of them. Not yet a year old, they're playful but snuggly companions. They are available separately but would prefer to remain together as a bonded pair of sweet sisters. Shop 'til you drop this weekend, but don't forget to adopt Bella and Elisa by visiting stfrancisrescue.org.
    2. Hernando's Pet of the Week for Nov. 21

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      Willi is a 2-year-old Parson Russell terrier mix. He is sweet, playful and gets along with other dogs. He also likes to be picked up and carried. He is neutered, microchipped and up to date on all of his vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting Willi or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature …

       Willi is a two-year-old Parson Russel terrier mix, who is neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on all of his age appropriate vaccinations. Willi is a sweet and playful little guy who gets along with other dogs. He also likes to be picked up and carried. Inquiries about adopting Willi or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting hours at the shelter is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The shelter is run strictly on donations; no government subsidies are provided. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs, $40 for adults cats and $65 for kittens, and cover the costs for all vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchipping. For information, call (352) 796-2711. Visit the website at humanerescue.org.
    3. Find A Friend: Max the Boxer

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      Hillsborough Pet Resource Center

      Who says you can't teach an older dog new tricks? Put him in coach, Max is ready to play, offering all of the best Boxer traits: nubby kisses, the classic lean-in, and a goofy enthusiasm for all humankind. Max waits anxiously at the County shelter for one who won't break his large …

      Who says you can’t teach an older dog new tricks? Put him in coach, Max is ready to play, offering all of the best Boxer traits: nubby kisses, the classic lean-in, and a goofy enthusiasm for all humankind. Max waits anxiously at the County shelter for one who won’t break his large but fragile heart. This housetrained 62 pounder has a calm energy and walks like a gent on a leash. November is national adopt-senior-pet month, so bring home 8-year old Max (ID34321831) fully neutered, vaccinated, licensed and more from the Pet Resource Center at 440 Falkenburg Road, now open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, go to hillsboroughcounty.org/pets.
    4. Hernando's Pet of the Week for Nov. 14

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      Pet of the week | Peanut Butter

      Peanut Butter is a beautiful two-year-old domestic short hair mix, who is spayed, micro-chipped, and up to date on all her age appropriate vaccinations.
    5. Find A Friend: Molly the Labrador mix

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      Second Chance Friends

      Good golly, Miss Molly is pleasantly mature. November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month, and Molly the Labrador mix is barely 6 years old. Healthy and house-trained, she adores children and still enjoys playing like a pup. Rescued at the county shelter, her past is a mystery, except for a …

       Second Chance Friends Good golly, Miss Molly is pleasantly mature. November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month, and Molly the Labrador mix is barely 6 years old. Healthy and housetrained, she adores children and still enjoys playing like a pup. Rescued at the county shelter, her past is a mystery, except for a demonstrated fear of sticks and loud voices. She’s fine with large dogs, not so much with cats. She’s spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and more. To be a foster home or a forever home to Molly, contact Second Chance Friends rescue by visiting SaveABoxer.org.
    6. Find A Friend: Paris the Jack Russell Terrier

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      lostangelsanimalrescue.org

      Paris is lovely at this time of year — and she's also action-packed. This tiny, 10-pound alpha-female fashionista loves to hunt and chase. Paris is a healthy, snuggly, housebroken and highly intelligent 4-year-old Jack Russell terrier. She's fine with mature children. No cats, …

      Ah, Paris....lovely at this time of year, and action-packed! This tiny, 10-pound, alpha-female fashionista loves to hunt and chase. Paris is a healthy, snuggly, housebroken, and highly intelligent 4-year old Jack Russell Terrier. Fine with mature children, but no cats, please. A fenced-in yard would be optimum - new outfits are optional. To adopt Paris fully vaccinated, spayed, dewormed, microchipped and more, visit www.LostAngelsAnimalRescue.org. Photo courtesy of Lost Angels Animal Rescue.
    7. Hernando's Pet of the Week for Nov. 7

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      Ms. Robinson Humane Society of the Nature Coast Ms. Robinson is a 2-year-old boxer mix who is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all her age-appropriate vaccinations. She is a shy girl when she’s in her kennel, but once she’s out in the yard, she’s a loving dog. Ms. Robinson doesn’t care for canine companions and would prefer to be the only pet in the household. Inquiries about adopting Ms. Robinson or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting hours at the shelter are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The shelter is run on donations; no government subsidies are provided. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs, $40 for adult cats and $65 for kittens, and cover the costs for all vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchipping. For information, call (352) 796-2711. Visit the website at humanerescue.org.
    8. Photos/video: See the pygmy hippo calf at Lowry Park Zoo

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      To celebrate the birth of a pygmy hippo calf two weeks ago, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is holding an online naming contest.

      A pygmy hippo calf was born at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo on Oct. 11. [Lowry Park Zoo]
    9. Hernando's Pet of the Week for Oct. 31

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      Pet of the week | Peaches

      Peaches is a chubby, 3-year-old domestic shorthair mix. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all of her age appropriate vaccinations. She loves to be pet and have her belly scratched, and is content to sleep when she's not getting attention. Inquiries about …

      Peaches is a chubby, 3-year-old domestic short hair mix, who is spayed, micro-chipped, and up to date on all of her age appropriate vaccinations. She loves to be pet and have her belly scratched, and is content to lay around and sleep when she’s not getting attention.Inquiries about adopting Peaches or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting hours at the shelter is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The shelter is run strictly on donations; no government subsidies are provided. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs, $40 for adults cats and $65 for kittens, and cover the costs for all vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchipping. For information, call (352) 796-2711. Visit the website at humanerescue.org.
    10. Find A Friend: Molly The Green-Eyed Lady Cat

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      Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

      As the '70s rock group Sugarloaf might say, this green-eyed lady arrived stray, strolling slowly towards the sun. Molly, 2, is a purrfectly healthy, short-haired pal of six pounds that loves to give and receive affection. Dressed in love, you might say she lives for life to …

       As the ‘70s rock group Sugaloaf might say, this green-eyed lady arrived stray, strolling slowly towards the sun. Molly, 2, is a purrfectly healthy, short-haired pal of six pounds that loves to give and receive affection. Dressed in love, you might say she lives for life to be — with you, that is. Adopt Molly (ID#24163337) fully vaccinated, spayed, microchipped and more at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, now open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.