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  1. Jul. 24• Community News
    Dr. Deby Cassill has spent 30 years researching the lives of fire ants.
  2. Luna and Miles are just two puppies, among many animals, available for adoption.
  3. A kitten up for fostering on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the Humane Society in Tampa.
  4. Domino and Figaro are two of many animals looking for love in a safe home.
  5. Bolt was on track to become a guide dog until early stages of cataracts prevented him from completing the program.
  6. This photo provided by Susana Alvarez shows her cat named Mia. Rescue teams combed through closets, looked under beds and even used drones with thermal imaging as they looked for pets that might have been left in the ruins of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla., before a decision was made to demolish the still-standing section of the building, officials said Monday, July 5, 2021.  One of the survivors, Susana Alvarez, is devastated about her beloved 4-year-old cat, Mia, who was left behind on the 10th floor. On Sunday, she tried desperately to get in touch with rescuers to determine whether her cat had been found. (Susana Alvarez via AP)
  7. Halo and Louie are two of many animals hoping to find loving homes.
  8. Kristin Carson, owner of ByByPoo.com, a local company that scoops dog poop and sanitizes yards in an environmentally-friendly manner, works in a client’s backyard, Monday, June 21, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  9. Quincy and Zeke are two of many animals hoping to find forever homes.
  10. In 2019, children watch the fireworks display from the Boom to Bay event in Tampa, the last time the area had big public July 4 displays. Because of COVID-19 most cities across the country canceled fireworks shows in 2020.
  11. Buddy the beefalo is adjusting to life in Florida after an eight-month escape jaunt from a Connecticut slaughterhouse.
  12. Betty Brookie and Carter are two of many animals hoping to find forever homes.
  13. Coal and Josie are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  14. Angela and Brody are two of many animals hoping to find loving homes.
  15. Okie, a 22-year-old male mustang, is pictured with the identifying freeze brand he received during roundup before he was brought to the Wild Horse Rescue Center, Monday, May 24, 2021 in Webster.
  16. Aria and Jenny are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  17. Dr. James Barr is the chief medical officer of BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital. For the latest news and updates throughout hurricane season, check tampabay.com/hurricane
  18. Greta and Penny are two of many animals hoping to find forever homes.
  19. Cova and Mufasa are two of many animals available for adoption.
  20. This time last year, the Hillsborough County Animal Shelter, shown here, and others were getting emptied as people sought comfort in the pandemic. But in the past month or so, as people begin to return to work and school, shelters are reporting a spike in pets being returned.
  21. In this Dec. 14, 2012 photo A.J. Murray, left, peeks in close at first dog Bo, as first lady Michelle Obama, answers questions from children who are patients at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington. Former President Barack Obama’s dog, Bo, died Saturday, May 8, 2021, after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media.
  22. Juju and Phoebe are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  23. Buffy lays down next to the "scent wheel," a tool used by Southeastern Guide Dogs to train her in scent detection. The canisters contain inactivated coronavirus samples.
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