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    1. Hernando's pet of the week: Prentice the cat

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      Pet of the week | Prentice

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    2. Family pet honored at police dog memorial

      Human Interest

      DUNEDIN — Curlew Hills Memory Gardens' annual K-9 Police Dog Memorial was held Tuesday.

      Stefanie Sanford, 22, and her 14-month-old daughter, Leah, place flowers on a grave Tuesday at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens in Dunedin. The tribute is for their family pet, Ax, who also was a police dog for the Fort Myers Police Department. Ax was hit by a getaway car during a robbery in 2011, was disabled and retired. He died in 2013. The K-9 Police Dog Memorial is an annual event.
    3. Find a friend: Roux the Catahoula dog

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      Dogma Rescue

      Her coat is deep red, her eyes are pale blue. This young Cajun cutie wants to snuggle. Roux is a Catahoula leopard hound mix of just 40 pounds. Not quite a year old, she's adding basic manners and leash walking to her skillet of fun and affection. A true Southern charmer, Roux has nothing but love for …

    4. Hernando Pet of the Week for April 10

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      Pet of the week | Andy

      Looking for a running buddy? Andy is a 1-year-old German shepherd/collie mix and is neutered, microchipped and up to date on his age-appropriate vaccinations. He's an affectionate and intelligent dog and would do best in a family with active adults. Inquiries about adopting …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    5. Find A Friend: Taylor the Harrier hound

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      Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

      She's as pretty as a pop star (and quite possibly swift). Taylor is softer than a marshmallow peep and sweeter than a basket of candy eggs. The 3-year-old homeless Harrier hound is delightfully medium — just 30 pounds. Taylor is housebroken, mild-mannered, spayed, …

      Susan Gott owns Phoenix Glass Studios in Seminole Heights.
    6. Hernando Pet of the Week for March 27

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      Pet of the week | Cinnabun

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    7. Hernando Pet of the Week for March 20

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      Pet of the week | Lilly

      Lilly is a pretty, 7-year-old, Siamese mix. She has been spayed, microchipped, declawed and is current on her age-appropriate vaccinations. Lilly loves to be pet. She also loves her bed and can be found most of the time lounging inside one of the shelter's condos. Inquiries …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    8. Hernando Pet of the Week for March 13

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      Pet of the week | Kiefer

      If you are looking for calm lap dog, Kiefer is your dog. He is an 8-year-old rat terrier mix and is neutered, microchipped and up to date on his age-appropriate vaccinations. Kiefer doesn't mind other canine companions. Inquiries about adopting Kiefer or other dogs and cats …

    9. Cabela, the dog shot and left for dead, survives surgery with four legs

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      TAMPA — Good news from the Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service clinic: Cabela, the pit bull mix who was shot twice and strapped to train tracks near E Eskimo Drive this week, made it through surgery safely — and with all four legs.

      A photo of Cabela posted to Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service's Facebook page on Thursday, taken before surgery. [Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service, via Facebook]
    10. Americans spent $58 billion to pamper, protect pets in 2014

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      LOS ANGELES — We feed them, groom them, clothe them and otherwise shell out the big bucks to protect and pamper our pets.

      The American Pet Products Association's annual report on pet industry spending says Americans spent $58 billion in 2014 on their 397 million pets, which range from freshwater fish and reptiles to cats and dogs. [Times files]