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    1. 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, …

      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, vaccinated, and microchipped to leave the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center and start anew. So "Spring-in for Pets" to adopt Taylor (ID#25177574) and enjoy free family fun at the April 4 First Saturday Celebration at the center, 440 Falkenburg Road. For more information, go to hillsboroughcounty.org/pets.
    2. Hernando Pet of the Week for March 27

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      Pet of the week | Cinnabun

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    3. 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
    4. 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 …

    5. Air of mystery surrounds death of dog in Britain

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      LONDON — In a land that loves its pets as much as, if not more than, its people, it was a death that provoked outrage and tears, headlines and head-scratching.

      Irish setter Thendara Satisfaction, known as Jagger, died Friday after returning to Belgium following a noted British dog show.
    6. 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]
    7. 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]
    8. Hernando Pet of the Week for March 6

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      Pet of the week | Solitaire

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    9. Find A Friend: TinkerBell the cat

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      Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

      TinkerBell is petite and curious, but unlike her mischievous namesake, this sterling-colored stray with Irish eyes is one of the calmest and most patient kitties at the Hillsborough County shelter. Check out the party hat pose. TinkerBell (ID A25025395) is easygoing and gets …

    10. Find a friend: Nala the cattle dog mix

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      Dogma Rescue

      Love redheads? Nala is an affectionate cattle dog mixed with Chinese Shar-Pei. Rescued as a stray, she soon gave birth to six adorable puppies named after Disney characters. The babies found homes, and now it's Nala's turn. Adopt this 40-pound cutie that loves kids and other dogs (no cats please), …

      Love redheads? Nala is an affectionate cattle dog mixed with Chinese shar pei. Rescued as a stray, she soon gave birth to 6 adorable puppies named after Disney characters. The babies found homes, and now it's Nala's turn for her own story book ending. Adopt this 40-pound cutie that loves kids and other dogs (no cats please) - fully spayed, vaccinated, and more. Visit DogmaRescue.org.