PET OF THE WEEK
Elvira has four biological kittens and one adopted kitten. She took in the white kitten when it was just 2 days old, after it had been abandoned in someone's yard. Elvira's kittens are 2 weeks old in this photo, but will be ready for adoption soon. Inquiries about adopting Elvira, her kittens and other cats and dogs may be made at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hernando County, 9075 Grant St., west of Brooksville. The shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays, when it is open until 6 p.m. (closed on holidays). During September, there is a special adoption fee of $30 per kitten or $50 for two, and $20 per cat that is a year or older. Also, those who adopt a cat or kitten in September will receive a free initial check up at a local veterinarian, a free overnight stay at Smitten Kitten, a book of coupons from Petco. Those adopting dogs will also receive a free initial checkup at the vet, a free overnight or grooming at 4Paws Dog Daycare, and a book of coupons from Petco. All adoption fees include rabies shot, heartworm testing, worming and spaying/neutering. Fees for cats also include testing for feline leukemia and AIDS. For information, call (352) 596-7000.