1. A flamingo in Old Tampa Bay on Monday. Give the flamingos some space, and definitely do not try to pet them.
  2. Peaches the flamingo, rescued off the shore of St. Pete Beach on Friday, is recovering at Indian Shores’ Seaside Seabird Sanctuary.
  3. Jill Horstmann, founder of wildlife rescue and nonprofit Squirrelly AF, feeds a young squirrel at her home in St. Petersburg.
  4. Willow, a black lab and golden retriever mix, shakes water off while having fun during Dog Swim Day at Fossil Park Pool on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023 in St. Petersburg .
  5. The splash pad at Curtis Hixon Park is one of the many ways to get some relief from this week's heat wave.
  6. Jolie, a 5-year-old Australian Labradoodle, charms the room while receiving pets and smiles from registered nurse Tessa Hermesman,center, and registered nurse Branden Roberts while visiting a nursing station before meeting with patients at the Moffitt Cancer Center Magnolia campus in Tampa on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Jolie was one of three of Moffitt's Therapy Dogs making the rounds and collecting smiles. Jolie’s owner is Marlene Csunyo, a retired NICU nurse who has been volunteering with Jolie for three years with Moffitt's Therapy Dogs.
  7. Rabbits gather to eat food left by a resident on Tuesday in Wilton Manors. The Florida neighborhood is having to deal with a growing group of domestic lionhead rabbits on its streets after a breeder illegally let hers loose. Residents are trying to raise $20,000 to $40,000 needed to rescue them and get them into homes.
  8. A cat named Colby rests in the tall grass as the sun sets over the Tampa Bay at the Sunshine Skyway south fishing pier in Manatee County. “I imagine she would get to watch the sunset a lot,” Skyway Cats volunteer Katie Cagno said. “She usually likes that spot - right there where she is.”
  9. This June 16, 2023 Times file photo shows the outside of the animal shelter at The Humane Society of Tampa Bay. The shelter lethally injected an estimated 40 kittens on June 12 following a wave of the feline panleukopenia virus. [ CHLOE TROFATTER | Times ]
  10. Nancy Sauer’s Persian cats housed at The Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
  11. The Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa seen on Wednesday. Five dogs were killed in an RV fire just outside the fairgrounds Tuesday.
  12. Colleen Briggs cuddles her 8-month-old poodle named Bondi, during a walk a park near their home in New York. When Bondi recently became sick, a quick diagnosis found he was likely poisoned after nibbling unfinished marijuana joints.
  13. Baxter and Dutchess are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  14. Kyrou the huskie relaxes before the start of the 11th Annual Eckerd College Pet Graduation, at Fox Hall, Tuesday, April 11, 2023 in St. Petersburg.
  15. Cassie and Johnny are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  16. Aurora and Laney are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  17. December and Duchess are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  18. Zion would do best with lots of room to explore.
  19. Chester and Mickey are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"-ever homes.
  20. Chuck and Kahlua are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  21. Bubba and Ethel are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  22. Faith and Jax are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  23. Nancy, left, and Max are local rescue dogs that were adopted out by Compassion Kind St. Petersburg. They will play in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XIX on Sunday.
Today's Featured Advertisers
Planning your weekend?

Planning your weekend?

Subscribe to our free Top 5 things to do newsletter

We’ll deliver ideas every Thursday for going out, staying home or spending time outdoors.

You’re all signed up!

Want more of our free, weekly newsletters in your inbox? Let’s get started.

Explore all your options