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Streak is a 3-year-old male, black and white domestic shorthair cat. Luv is a 1-year-old neutered male, orange tiger domestic shorthair cat. Daisy is an 8-week-old female, black and white pointer mix. Asia is a 2-year-old female, brown and black mixed-breed dog.

In the 2000-01 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 207 other animals through the shelter, such as wild animal releases, livestock auctioned off, and others. Since Oct. 1, 2001, there have been 989 adoptions and 3,144 euthanasias with 23 adoptions and 154 euthanasias during the week of July 18-24.

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.

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