Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

'Special needs' cats available for adoption


'Special needs' cats available for adoption

As part of Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Month, Home at Last Pet Adoptions will have "special needs" cats and kittens, as well as other felines, available for adoption from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and every Saturday in September at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd. Among pets on hand will be Scarlett, a Siamese kitten with a neurological disorder that causes her to be "wobbly"; and Miss Kitty, a 3-year-old long-haired black and white tuxedo whose leg was crushed and amputated. Pets can be seen online at and can be brought to one of the adopt-a-thons; appointments can also be set. HALPA is a nonprofit organization; all donations are tax-deductible. For information, call (352) 476-6832.

Impersonators in Elvis showdown

"The Match of the Decade — Kenn 'E' Grube and Bill Lindsey Present Elvis" will be at 7 tonight at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. This is a battle between two Elvis impersonators. Food and beverages will be available. A portion of proceeds will go to Gifts from Home to benefit troops serving overseas. Tickets are $10. For information, call Fred Drury, (352) 593-4010.


Volunteers needed to tidy cemetery

The Spring Hill African-American Cemetery Cleanup is from 8 a.m.-noon today. The cemetery is at 8580 Fort Dade Ave., west of Brooksville. Volunteers are needed for the annual cleanup of the nonprofit community cemetery. Helpers should bring their own tools, such as chippers, brush hogs, machetes, hatchets, axes, rakes, chain saws and lawn mowers. For information, call Alice Walker, (352) 796-1283.

Today's picks

YMCA 9/11 Run to Remember: 7 a.m., Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd. (352) 688-9622.

9-11-01 Memorial Ceremony: 9-11 a.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. The ceremony starts at 9:30 in the memorial garden. (352) 796-0398.

A Starry, Starry Night: 6 p.m., Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hernando County. $50. (352) 232-0351.

Arc Nature Coast's 17th annual Bowl-A-Thon: 4-6 p.m., Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Bowlers are asked to collect at least $25 in pledges.

Pancake Breakfast and Rummage Sale: 8 a.m.-noon, Brooksville First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Prices vary $5 or less. (352) 796-4228.


Hernando High School's Royale Regiment Marching Band will have a carwash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Due to wrong information given to the Times, a different date was listed in Friday's edition.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

'Special needs' cats available for adoption 09/10/10 [Last modified: Friday, September 10, 2010 8:31pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. SPC's Bill Law leaves with pride for the faculty, concern for students — and a story about hotdogs


    ST. PETERSBURG — The local community college had already made a name for itself when William Law Jr. first arrived on campus in the early 1980s as a vice president. Still, the school, then named St. Petersburg Junior College, was just a shadow of the sprawling state college it would later become.

    Bill Law, outgoing St. Petersburg College president, said he is proud of the college cultivating stronger relationships with the community.
  2. Forecast: Pattern of hot, humid air and inland, late-day showers continues across bay area


    Storms again will pop up midday around Tampa Bay, but are forecast to mostly stick inland.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day. [WTSP]
  3. UCF suspends fraternity amid sex assault and hazing claims (w/video)


    ORLANDO — A University of Central Florida fraternity has been suspended while the school investigates allegations of sexual assault and hazing.

  4. Florida beats LSU, wins first College World Series title


    OMAHA, Neb. — Florida scored four runs in the eighth inning to pull away from LSU, and the Gators beat their SEC rival 6-1 Tuesday night to complete a two-game sweep in the College World Series finals for their first national title in baseball.

    UF’s Nelson Maldonado, left, and Deacon Liput high-five after a run scores.
  5. One killed, five injured in crash on Park Boulevard N in Pinellas Park


    Westbound lanes on Park Boulevard N have reopened at 62nd Way N in Pinellas Park following a fatal crash late Tuesday night.