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Olive is a 1{-year-old female, calico domestic shorthaired cat. Hairball is a 3-year-old female, lynx point domestic shorthair-Siamese cross cat. Mandy is a 1-year-old female, tan and white bulldog. Sammy is a 9-week-old male, cream Lab cross.

In the 2000-2001 fiscal year, there were 7,158 animals impounded including 3,790 cats and 3,161 dogs at the Citrus County Animal Shelter. Of these, there were 631 owner claims, 1,363 adoptions, 5,028 euthanasias and 136 dead on arrival. There were also 207 other animals through the shelter, such as wild animal releases, livestock auctioned off, and others. Since Oct. 1, 2001, there have been 131 adoptions and 495 euthanasias; 43 adoptions and 91 euthanasias during the week of Nov. 1-7.

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 noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 726-7660.

The Citrus County Animal Shelter will be closed Monday for Veterans Day.

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