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    1. Hernando Pet of the Week for July 15

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      Pet of the week | Lilah

      Lilah is a 4-year-old domestic shorthair mix. She is loving and enjoys belly rubs, but would do best in a home with no other pets. Inquiries about adopting Lilah or other cats and dogs can be made at the shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting hours at the …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    2. Find a Friend: Rey Skywalker, a basset hound-cattle dog mix

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      Like her namesake, the rescued pooch known as Rey Skywalker has a mysterious past. She and her brother, Yoda, were found abandoned and left to survive among dangerous wildlife in Florida's Green Swamp. The pair are safe now. A once-hostile environment may have left Rey Skywalker a bit shy, but she soon showed her cuddly …

      Dogma Pet Rescue
    3. Hernando Pet of the Week for July 8

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      Pet of the week | Tater

      Tater is a 2-year-old shepherd mix. She is an affectionate dog and loves company. She has been spayed, microchipped and is current on her vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting Tater or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    4. Hernando Pet of the Week for July 1

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      Pet of the week | Romeo

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    5. A pet pig? How about a 650-pound pet pig named Esther the Wonder Pig

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      Time and again it's the same story. That cute little piglet turns out to be too much to handle.

      Esther the Wonder Pig stands for a family portrait with her owners Steve Jenkins, left, and Derek Walter in Georgetown, Ontario.
    6. Find a Friend: Scarlet O'Hara

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      A Dogma Pet Rescue volunteer recently discovered Scarlet O'Hara during summer's first camping trip. The friendly, 1-year-old cattle dog mix wasn't alone either. Her precious puppies were also found abandoned in the woods. Campfire sing-a-longs and s'mores were postponed in favor of a rescue mission because "after all, …

      Dogma Pet Rescue
    7. Meet the lively pumi: Westminster Kennel Club's latest new breed

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      NEW YORK — A high-energy Hungarian herding dog is the latest new breed headed to the Westminster Kennel Club and many other U.S. dog shows.

      The high-energy Hungarian herding dog, known as a pumi, is the latest new breed headed to the Westminster Kennel Club and many other U.S. dog shows. The American Kennel Club is announcing Wednesday that it is recognizing the pumi (POOM'-ee). It's the 190th breed to join the roster of the nation's oldest purebred dog registry. [Thomas Pitera/The American Kennel Club via AP]
    8. Find a Friend: Jumpin' Jack Flash

      Find a Friend: Jumpin' Jack Flash

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      Feeling like you were born in a cross-fire hurricane? Well, it's awe-right, 'cause our Jumpin' Jack Flash is a gas-gas-gas. Nicknamed Remix, Jumpin' Jack Flash is a deserving 1-year-old Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua mix that's great with kids and even cats. He loves to remix it up in fun-loving play with the other pooches …

      Jumpin’ Jack Flash is a deserving 1-year-old Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua mix.
    9. Find a Friend: Aubrey, the cat

      Find a Friend: Aubrey, the cat

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      Here's to being a kid forever — white knee socks and all. Aubrey is technically an adult, but just barely. He was plucked from the woods as a teeny kitten by patient foster parents. Now a full year old, Aubrey has a fun-loving, typical teenage personality. He's sneaky, snuggly and is bonded to his best pal Aiden …

      St. Francis Animal Rescue
    10. Hernando Pet of the Week for June 17

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      Pet of the week | Ibble

      Ibble is a 6-year-old domestic shorthair mix. She loves people, her cat tree and treats. Ibble has been spayed, microchipped and is current on her vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting Ibble or other cats and dogs can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast