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Splash is a 5-month-old male, white and black domestic shorthair cat. Pepper is a 10-week-old male, white and brown tiger domestic shorthair cat. Li is a 3-month-old male, black and tan shar-pei mix. Howdy Doody is a 1-year-old male, red Australian cattle dog. 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 also were 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 1,097 adoptions and 3,780 euthanasias; 26 adoptions during the week of July 12-18 and 112 euthanasias. 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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 726-7660.

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