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Humane Society of the Nature Coast Pet Expo starts March 21


Annual Pet Expo includes rally for Zootoo

The Humane Society of the Nature Coast's fifth annual Pet Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane. There will be food, music, and games and contests for pets and their owners. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger are admitted free. Also, there will be a Zootoo Pep Rally about 12:30 p.m. when founder and chief executive Richard Thompson stops at the event before his tour of the Humane Society's shelter. The local shelter is a semi-finalist in the first phase of the Million Dollar Shelter Makeover. For information, call (352) 796-2711.


Adopt-a-thon for cats begins today

An adopt-a-thon with Home at Last Pet Adoptions will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd. (in the back of the store). A variety of cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, are microchipped and have been treated for parasites. Adopt-a-thons will continue each Saturday at Petco in March and April. Pets may be viewed online at Requests may be made for certain pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon. Fees vary and are tax-deductible. Call (352) 476-6832 or e-mail

SHINE now offers health counseling

A new counseling site for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs' free SHINE program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is now available, by appointment, from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. SHINE counselors offer information and assistance with Medicare (figuring out paperwork, bills and filing appeals), Medicare supplemental insurance, Medicare prescription drug coverage, long-term care planning and pharmaceutical assistance programs. There are multiple sites throughout the county. Call the Elder Hotline toll-free at 1-800-262-2243.

Today's picks

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers annual show and sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 835-4148.

Dance with Bobby Kravos and Band: 6-10 p.m., SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Party Dance Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $8. (352) 686-9874.

Democratic Women's Club host Tribute to Women luncheon: Noon, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. $30. (352) 597-9902 or (352) 596-5049.

Q&A with U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite: 11 a.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Humane Society of the Nature Coast Pet Expo starts March 21 03/20/09 [Last modified: Saturday, March 21, 2009 12:47pm]
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