Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hernando County Animal Services extends waiver of cat adoption fees


County extends Waiver of cat adoption fees

Hernando County Animal Services has extended its waiver of cat adoption fees through the end of business hours June 29. Those who adopt cats or kittens at the shelter pay only a $20 deposit, which is refunded upon showing proof of sterilization and rabies vaccination. PetLuv Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic is currently providing those services free to those who adopt pets from Animal Services. All adopted cats receive a feline 4-in-1 vaccination and deworming at Animal Services. Hernando County residents also receive a free one-year Hernando County animal license for their cats upon proof of rabies vaccination. Visit the website at or visit the shelter at 19450 Oliver St. between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Mondays, when the shelter is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For information, call (352) 796-5062.


Needed: Temporary foster homes for pets

The Humane Society of the Nature Coast is looking for temporary foster homes for pets. The Humane Society is responsible for all medical care and expenses for these pets. Foster homes need to supply only a temporary place for the animals until they are ready for adoption. Those interested in helping can call (352) 796-2711 to register for an orientation class. Visit the website at or look for the shelter on Facebook.


Reading program is for kids of all ages

Communities in Schools of Hernando County has teamed up with Behind the Stone Ministries to provide the Summer Reading Fun program for youth of all ages from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Thursday, through Aug. 9, in the parking lot at New Song Worship Center, 6001 Deltona Blvd. Volunteers will read to children and provide them with books to take home or exchange each week. Donations of inspirational and educational children's books for the program may be dropped off at Paul & Jerry's Self Storage, 10161 County Line Road. For information, call Lillian Rosenzweig at (352) 428-9283 or John Stramiello at (727) 808-4096.

Today's pick

Fairgrounds Flea Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Hernando County Animal Services extends waiver of cat adoption fees 06/16/12 [Last modified: Saturday, June 16, 2012 9:05am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. A meatless burger that tastes like meat? Ciccio Restaurants will serve the Impossible Burger.

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA — The most red-hot hamburger in the nation right now contains no meat.

    Luis Flores, executive chef at Ciccio Restaurant Group, prepares an Impossible Burger at Epicurean Hotel's Food Theatre. Impossible Burger is a plant-based burger that will launch on Sept. 27, 2017 in all the Ciccio Restaurant Group locations, except for Fresh Kitchen. "This burger caters to the carnivorous, not just the vegetarians" said Jeff Gigante, co-founder at Ciccio Restaurant Group. ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times
  2. Plan your weekend: Sept. 22-24: Buffyfest, Arcade Fire, Howl-O-Scream, Wanderlust 108 and 'Rent'


    Plan your weekend

    Pop show

    Florida Björkestra's Buffyfest: Pop culture meets pop music when the Florida Björkestra, a 20-piece alternative-classical ensemble that tributes ground-breaking pop artists, on Saturday will play with eight vocalists for "Once More with …

    The 20th anniversary tour of RENT, shown in 2016, comes to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Sept. 19-24, 2017. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
  3. Chris Archer, 25,000 Cubs fans and Tampa Bay's painful truth

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The biggest ovation inside Tropicana Field on Tuesday night was not for Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who was returning for the first time since managing the Rays.

    "W" flags fly in the stands after the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Rays Tuesday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  4. A rendering of the Bucs' indoor practice facility.
  5. Poorly assembled 'Lego Ninjago Movie' waters down Lego movie franchise


    Well, that didn't take long.

    After only three movies, the Lego franchise is already a shadow of its original self, less irreverent and go-for-broke bricky. The watering down of an ingenious formula comes with The Lego Ninjago Movie, the sort we expected all along from plastic construction toys.

    A scene from "The Lego Ninjago Movie." (Warner Bros.)