Get free dog or cat at shelter event
Pasco County Animal Services will have its first "Empty the Shelter Night" from noon to 10 p.m. Dec. 22, featuring free adoptions of dogs and cats at the shelter at 19640 Dogpatch Lane. Fee-waived adoptions apply only to animals that are ready to leave the shelter that evening. Santa will also be there to spread holiday cheer. For more information, call (813) 929-1212.
Christmas trees hold gift requests for kids
The nonprofit Santa's Angel of Pasco County has once again put out the call for donations to ensure that children in need receive a present this Christmas season. Each year, the organization relies on the kindness and generosity of the community to bring smiles to children in struggling families. Gift tags featuring present requests are available on Christmas trees at the following locations:
• Bealls, 12125 U.S. 19, Bayonet Point.
• Best of Philly, 13824 U.S. 19, Hudson.
• Great Clips, 14851 State Road 52, Hudson.
• Magic Tan Salon, 7306 State Road 52, Hudson.
• Walmart, 8701 U.S. 19, Port Richey.
• Walmart, 8745 State Road 54, New Port Richey.
• Walmart, 7631 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills.
• Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, 12013 Hays Road, Hudson.
• Florida Traditions Bank, 14033 Eighth St., Dade City.
• Olga's Bakery & Deli, 14117 Seventh St., Dade City.
• San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union locations at 37925 Church Ave., Dade City; 12542 Curley Road, San Antonio; and 7301 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills.
For more information, contact Linda Pelt in east Pasco at (813) 469-3494 or Marsha Snow in west Pasco at (727) 378-8225.
Donate Beanie Baby, get discount at shop
Gulfside Regional Hospice Thrift Shoppes are offering a discount to people who donate Beanie Babies during December. Donations are accepted at their Hudson, New Port Richey, Zephyrhills, Dade City and Lutz thrift shop locations. All of the stores are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and are closed on Sundays.