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    1. Hernando Pet of the Week for Jan. 30

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      Pet of the week | CJ

      CJ is a handsome 2-year-old domestic shorthair mix. He's been neutered, microchipped and is current on his age-appropriate vaccinations, including rabies. CJ is an absolute mush. He loves to have his chin scratched, his belly rubbed and any attention you can give him. He would be …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    2. Winning bid for 'In Dog We Trust' rug: $9,650

      Human Interest

      The "In Dog We Trust'' rug sold Wednesday for $9,650 after a seven-day online auction.

      Someone noticed the spelling error last week and the rug was removed from the public safety complex.
    3. Hernando Pet of the Week for Jan. 23

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      Pet of the week | Bullet

      Bullet is a 7- to 8-year-old pit bull terrier mix and has been neutered, microchipped and is current on his age-appropriate vaccinations. Affectionately called "Bo," Bullet was surrendered because his owners were becoming allergic. He's a happy guy who was raised with …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    4. Find A Friend: Lady Bug

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      Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

      Heard the saying, "Cuter than a bug?" This senior sweetie is 10 years old and 8 pounds of sugar. Lady Bug could stand to lose just a couple — like most of us trying to honor our New Year's resolution. Hillsborough County's animal safety investigators rescued her from a …

      Heard the saying, “Cuter than a bug?” This senior sweetie is 10 years of age and eight pounds of sugar. Lady Bug could stand to lose just a couple — like most of us trying to honor our New Year’s resolution. Hillsborough County’s animal safety investigators rescued her from a home with too many animals and unhealthy living choices. Lady Bug has many years and much life yet to share. She just needs a gentle, non-judgemental walking partner. Adopt this little lap pal fully spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and more at the Pet Resource Center at 440 Falkenburg Road, open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, go to hillsboroughcounty.org/pets.
    5. Find A Friend: Bert the Pug Mix

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      Second Chance Friends

      Bert is a bottomless mug of good cheer. This curly-tailed, 1-year-old, medium-sized pug mix is highly social and always wagging. Rescued at the Hillsborough County Pet Resouce Center and now in foster care, Bert is house trained, healthy and easy-going. He enjoys a play pal, gets along with …

      Bert is a bottomless mug of good cheer. This shiny black, curly tailed, one-year old, medium-sized pug mix is highly social and always wagging. Rescued at the Hillsborough County Pet Resouce Center and now in foster care, Bert is house trained, healthy, and easy-going. He enjoys a playpal, gets along with dogs of other sizes and will likely do fine with kitty siblings as well. Bert can keep himself entertained with toys and bones, but he’s truly happiest at the center of an active family. To meet and adopt Bert, visit the Second Chance Friends rescue at www.saveaboxer.org. Photo courtesy of Second Chance Friends.
    6. Hernando pet of the week, Rex the Akita mix

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      Pet of the week | Rex

      Rex is a 4-year-old Akita mix. He is strong, energetic and lovable, and likes to race around in open spaces and go running alongside his owner. Since he is such a strong dog, he is recommended for a strong, active family. Rex is up to date on all his age-appropriate …

    7. Meet Eclipse, the black lab that likes to take solo bus rides to her dog park (w/video)

      Bizarre News

      SEATTLE — A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop — to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers.

      If the owner of Eclipse, a black Labrador, takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, Eclipse climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop, the dog park, to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers. [Associated Press]
    8. Birthday party, love of animals lead to a book, fame for young author

      Human Interest

      HUDSON

      Selena Schulz turns 9 years old on Saturday, when she will be preparing for perhaps the biggest day of her life. On Sunday, the pint-sized author — whose current fame started with a birthday party a years ago — will meet a likely audience of hundreds as she sets up shop for a book sale and …

      Instead of presents for her eighth birthday, Selena Schulz, with Snowy, asked friends to make donations to animal groups.
    9. Find A Friend: The Archduke of Chugglesworth

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      Dogma Rescue

      Say hello to royalty. It's the Archduke of Chugglesworth. This fair-haired, regal gem is a Chihuahua, pug and beagle mix — a "chuggle." Barely 3 years old and 30 pounds, the pooch's former owner admitted to discarding the Duke because he was "not grateful." But others beg to differ, noting …

      Say hello to royalty. It's the Archduke of Chugglesworth. This fair-haired, regal gem is a Chihuahua, pug and beagle mix -- a "chuggle." Barely 3 years old and 30 pounds, the pooch's former owner admitted to discarding The Duke because he was 'not grateful.' But others beg to differ, noting Chugglesworth's snuggly disposition and playful obsession with tennis balls. The Duke even behaves like royalty. He's housebroken, crate-trained and has excellent manners. To meet and adopt the Archduke of Chugglesworth fully vaccinated, neutered and more, visit DogmaRescue.org. Photo courtesy of Dogma Rescue.
    10. Hernando's Pet of the Week for Jan. 2

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      Roman is a handsome 4-year-old boxer and black-mouth cur mix. He is a loving dog with a bit of an energetic side. He adores people and loves giving kisses. He is neutered, microchipped and up to date on all of his age-appropriate vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting Roman or other dogs and cats can be made at the …

      Humane Society of Nature Coast