Humane Society of the Nature CoastAce had a rough start to life. He’s on a mission to find a patient, committed home willing to help him adjust to a happy life. The shepherd mix is 8 months old, has one blue eye and a brindle coat. He has been neutered, micro-chipped and is current on his vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting Ace 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 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The shelter is run 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 micro-chipping. For information, call (352) 796-2711. Visit the website at humanerescue.org.