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Published Sep. 27, 2005

Cupie is a 5-month-old male, white and orange tabby domestic short-hair. Rambo is a 3-year-old male, black and tan Rottweiler.

In the 1999 fiscal year, there were more than 7,000 animals impounded at the Citrus County Animal Shelter. Of these, there were 669 owner claims, 996 adoptions and 4,892 euthanasias. There were also 468 other animals through the shelter, such as wild animal releases, dead on arrival, and others. Since Oct. 1, 1999, there have been 640 adoptions and 2,262 euthanasias. There were 20 adoptions and 112 euthanasias May 11-May 17.

The shelter at the end of Airport Road in Inverness has a large number of older animals, as well as puppies and kittens, available for adoption. Shelter adoption and claim hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 726-7660.