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Mittens is a 6-month-old male, brown tabby and white domestic medium hair cat. Zig and Zag are 8-week-old females, brown with black tipping chow mix puppies.

In the 1999-2000 fiscal year, there were 6,885 animals impounded at the Citrus County Animal Shelter. Of these, there were 595 owner claims, 1,121 adoptions and 4,845 euthanasias. There were also 324 other animals through the shelter, such as wild animal releases, dead on arrival, livestock auctioned off, and others. Since Oct. 1, 2000, there have been 326 adoptions and 1,062 euthanasias; 34 adoptions during the week of Dec. 21 - Dec. 27. There were 68 euthanasias Dec. 21 - Dec. 27.

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. The shelter will be closed Monday in observance of the New Year holiday. For information, call 726-7660.

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