Thursday, December 14, 2017
Pets

Find A Friend: Myrtle the Cat

Myrtle is a petite and sleek domestic short-haired feline of extraordinary temperament and public service. She's 18 months old and still provides the full-on entertainment of a young kitten. With good intentions, Myrtle spent months attending public adoption events. But like many brilliant introverts, she just didn't shine in the spotlight. You might say, the cat got her tongue. Myrtle watched shyly as her own 6 babies and 5 orphaned kittens she saved all found good homes. Many weeks went by, but no one chose selfless and youthful little Myrtle. Now, it's time to change her luck and prove why black cats really do bring good fortune. Adopt Myrtle fully vaccinated, spayed and more by visiting StFrancisRescue.org or by calling (813) 830-7251.

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Hernando Pet of the Week for Dec. 15

Hernando Pet of the Week for Dec. 15

Courtesy of Hernando County Animal ServicesUma is a female tortoiseshell found with her five kittens off Main Street in Brooksville. After weaning her own kittens, she became a surrogate momma to another litter of kittens and is now ready for a home ...
Published: 12/13/17
Find A Friend: Bunny the Kitten

Find A Friend: Bunny the Kitten

Hippity hop, it’s a holiday Bunny. This young teenager and her siblings were rescued from disaster as Hurricane Irma was headed to town. All five kittens are now very healthy and loving purr-machines with beautiful soft coats and precious pink noses....
Published: 12/08/17

Watch: Puppies play at the Pass-a-Grille dog beach

Gogo, a Black Border Collie, and Juno, a Merle Australian Shepherd, had a blast the other day on the Pass-a-Grille dog beach, one of a few dog beaches near St. Petersburg.It opened last year on the southern tip of Pass-a-Grille and is free to the pub...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/06/17
Hernando Pet of the Week for Dec. 8

Hernando Pet of the Week for Dec. 8

PET OF THE WEEKherpetoftheweek120817MooMoo is a 4-year-old stylish tuxedo girl. She loves to sip cider and bat at pine cones. MooMoo has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting MooMoo or other dogs and cats can be made at t...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/06/17
Petting zoos at the office are the latest perk for stressed-out employees

Petting zoos at the office are the latest perk for stressed-out employees

WASHINGTON — Chris Delaney typically unwinds from his job at Discovery Communications by taking leisurely weekend drives or flipping through stacks of vinyl at used record stores. But on a recent midweek afternoon, the broadcast ingest operator was r...
Published: 12/01/17
Find A Friend: Lilly the kitten

Find A Friend: Lilly the kitten

Can’t make it to Key West this holiday season? Bring home a Hemingway right here in Tampa Bay. Lilly is a 6-month-old kitty asking Santa for a permanent family. She’s got extra toes and lots of love to go around. Social and affectionate Lilly gets al...
Published: 11/30/17
Updated: 12/04/17
Hernando Pet of the Week for Dec. 1

Hernando Pet of the Week for Dec. 1

Jake is a handsome 2-year-old white and brown terrier mix currently living in foster care. He loves to fetch and play hide-and-seek with his ball. Jake is crate-trained and does well with other dogs, but he needs to be in an adult-only home. He is ne...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/29/17