Make us your home page

Adoption special at Animal Services

BRICK CAMPAIGN FOR WEEKI WACHEE: Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is seeking support for its Brick Friend Forever fundraiser.

The project includes personalized paver bricks that will be incorporated into the walkway at the park entrance.

Businesses, groups and individuals are invited to purchase bricks. The cost is $125 for a 4- by 8-inch brick, with up to three lines of text or $200 for an 8- by 8-inch brick with up to six lines of text.

For an order form, visit friends or send email to weekiwachee For information, contact Denise Tenuto at or (352) 585-3291.

ADOPTION SPECIAL AT ANIMAL SERVICES: Hernando County Animal Services is offering a Brown Bag Special through Saturday, waiving the adoption fee for any brown dog adopted from the facility.

"We hope that this will help some of our dogs leave the shelter and go into rescue/foster homes or preferably forever homes. Some of these dogs have been here for quite a while and really need to be given their second chance," said Dr. Lisa Centonze, managing veterinarian at Animal Services.

Although the adoption fee will be waived, the $10 Hernando County license will need to be paid if a dog is privately adopted. All dogs leaving the facility will be sterilized; heartworm tested; vaccinated for distemper, kennel cough and rabies; dewormed; and treated for fleas.

The regular adoption fee for dogs is $50 with a $25 refundable deposit after proof of spay/neuter. The regular adoption fee for cats is $40 with a $20 refundable deposit after proof of spay/neuter.

Animal Services, 19450 Oliver St., Brooksville, is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday. For information, call (352) 796-5062.

JERICHO ROAD NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: Jericho Road Ministries is seeking volunteers to help provide food and supplies to the growing number of poor, elderly and homeless people in Hernando County.

Volunteers are needed at the food distribution operation at Mary's House, 1163 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Volunteers may work part time, for as little as one day a week, between 9 a.m. and noon.

For information, call Victoria at (352) 799-2912, ext. 101.

BOATING CLASS: The Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach, will offer its "How to Use a GPS" class from 9 a.m. to noon April 28.

The class focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by a recreational boater.

Participants will learn how to program waypoints, develop routes and interface GPS routes with a nautical chart. The cost is $35.

For information, call Jeff at (352) 397-5417.

SENIOR PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is seeking Hernando County residents 55 and older to become volunteers.

RSVP needs volunteers in various capacities: tutoring children, mentoring children in the arts, teaching life skills to young parents, tutoring adult education students, delivering meals to the homebound, and sorting and distributing food to the needy.

To learn more, call (352) 796-8117.

MOTHER'S DAY DANCE: Brookridge Social Dance will host a Spring Fling Mother's Day Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 4 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge.

Entertainment will be provided by the Just Us Duo with Edi Minelli. Guests may bring their own drinks and snacks. Coffee and ice will be available. Dunkin' Donuts will be served at about 9:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $5, available at the door. For reservations or tickets, call Dot at (352) 597-0723.

BLUEBERRY FEST VOLUNTEERS WANTED: The Florida Blueberry Festival is seeking volunteers to help in various capacities with the festival, which will be May 4 and 5 in downtown Brooksville.

There are five volunteer areas: administration, site crew, special venue area, special event area and site logistics.

Visit and click on the Volunteer button to learn more.

Those interested may also attend a meeting of the festival committee from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. Call the festival office at (352) 754-4173.

Also, the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to staff four beer tents at the festival.

A minimum of three volunteers are needed for each shift and tent. Shifts for Saturday are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m.; there is just one shift on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To volunteer at the chamber's tents, contact Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697 or

CHARITY BEACH BASH: The Nature Coast Parrot Head Club will host a beach bash, Pandemonium 2013 "Phinz to the Left, Mermaids to the Right," from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

A kickoff party will be from 7 to 11 p.m. May 3 at Monti Magills, 2396 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Music will be provided by Jeff and the Camaros. Registration and lanyards for the May 4 event may be picked up.

The bash at Weeki Wachee will include music by John Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Brian Neale from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $45, which includes lunch and a beverage of choice, as well as access to all amenities at the attraction and the Buccaneer Bay water park.

A Great Lawn Concert will follow the beach bash from 6 to 11 p.m., featuring a Jimmy Buffett tribute show with the Caribbean Chillers. Briane Neale will open. Food, beer and wine will be available.

Tickets to the evening concert cost $10 each.

Proceeds will benefit Reach Out to Cancer Kids. The ROCK program is part of the American Cancer Society.

Tickets are available online at For information, email

Adoption special at Animal Services 04/20/13 [Last modified: Friday, April 19, 2013 3:40pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. New podcast: Don't forget your goat leggings, Dragnet fans!


    The Stuck in the '80s podcast returned on Sunday with an episode on "Underrated Movies from 1987" - this time June of that year. This week, we celebrate the pure goodness of Dragnet and Roxanne

  2. Hernando Events for June 30-July 6


    30 Friday

    Free Zika training: Presented by the Hernando Computer Club, the training is for those who wish to assist in the effort to find a cure for the Zika virus. Club members are volunteers for World Community Grid and are donating their devices' spare computing power to help scientists find a …

  3. Boy Scouts to head up Temple Terrace's 4th of July parade


    TEMPLE TERRACE — Volunteering is a major priority in scouting and prepping teens to become leaders is the primary purpose of the Boy Scouts' Eagle Scout program.

  4. Lutz lends old-fashioned feel to 4th of July events


    LUTZ — Attendees of the Lutz 4th of July celebration will take a step back in time with a parade, games, races, music and the election of the Guv'na of Lutz.

  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 28


    The Art of the Brick: An elaborate display of more than 100 pieces of Lego artwork including the life sized sculpture of a man ripping open his chest, a 20-foot-long T-Rex skeleton, a giant skull and replicas of famous works including Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night and Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona …

    This artwork called "Swimmer" by artist Nathan Sawaya is part of The Art of the Brick exhibition coming to Tampa June 23- Sept. 4. It will be open for free.