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Pinellas County news and note for Aug. 1

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pet adoptions discounted: Pinellas County Animal Services will offer reduced adoption fees of $25 for large dogs and $40 for puppies and small breeds during normal shelter adoption hours in August. Included is a medical checkup, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control, heartworm tests, feline leukemia testing and microchipping. During vaccine clinic hours, $5 rabies vaccinations with the purchase of a required license will be available for pets. On Saturday, the adoption fee for large dogs will be $7 as the dogs go to the beach. Paddling pools will be on site for the adoption dogs to enjoy, and digital pictures will be taken for new adoptees to purchase, with proceeds going to the Animal Welfare Trust Fund. Pinellas County Animal Services is at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekdays, with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rabies vaccinations are administered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 2:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit pinellascounty.org/animalservices or call (727) 582-2600.

Yard sale to benefit cancer patient: The Fraternal Order of Eagles is helping sponsor a yard sale, with proceeds going to help local resident Christopher Smith, who has been diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma cancer. The organization will accept donations of resellable items. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. 1485 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. For more information, call (727) 480-2604 or (727) 403-6124.

Insomnia talk: Neurologist Diana Pollock will discuss the diagnosis of, and treatments for, insomnia. Noon, Aug. 8 at Lake Seminole Square, fifth-floor auditorium, 8333 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. For more information, call (727) 298-6199.

Donate clothes and shoes: Clothes to Kids needs elementary school boys and girls clothing and shoes. CTK needs school shorts sizes 4 to 16, short-sleeve shirts sizes S to XL and shoes sizes kids 11 through adult. New or gently used clothing and shoes can be dropped off weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at CTK's two locations: 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater, and 3251 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For more information, call (727) 441-5050, ext. 22.

Library to host carnival: East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, is hosting its Summer Reading Carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event, open to the public, will include a bouncy house, games, face painting and prizes. Although participants in the summer reading clubs receive five free tickets, additional tickets cost 50 cents each. For more information, call (727) 773-2665.

Dunedin seeks volunteers: The city of Dunedin is looking for volunteers to help with light administrative duties and to greet visitors at City Hall at 542 Main St. This is an opportunity for retirees, students in need of scholarships such as Bright Futures or residents with an interest in local government. Applications can be downloaded at DunedinGov.com. For more information, call (727) 298-3007.

Safety Harbor wants help: The Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to greet and assist visitors, answer phones and do minor clerical tasks. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. To apply, call (727) 726-2890 or stop by the chamber at 200 Main St.

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