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Tampa Bay area pets need your love

Liberty, Woody, Oliver, Sparkle and Meatball will warm your heart, and your home

Manatee — Liberty

Liberty is a 3-year-old, domestic short hair mix cat. She’s black with patches of white on her chest and paws. She was found starving in the streets with three kittens. Nursed back to health, her kittens have been adopted out, and now she awaits her turn for a forever home. She’s vaccinated, microchipped and tested negative for all common cat illnesses. If you’re interested in meeting her, contact the Humane Society of Manatee County at or call them at (941) 747-8808, ext. 313.

Liberty is looking for a lap to nap on. [ Humane Society Manatee County ]

Pasco — Woody

Woody is a 3-month-old male kitten. He tends to be shy of humans, but warms up quickly once he gets to know you. He likes to be petted and held and purrs as soon as you pick him up. If you’d like to adopt him, call the SPCA Suncoast at (727) 849-1048.

Woody purrs as soon as you pick him up. [ SPCA Suncoast ]

Hernando — Oliver

Oliver is a 2-year old, brown brindle and white, male terrier mix. He’s a 78-pound big boy who loves to spend his time outside playing. He gets along well with people and other dogs, but is best for a home without cats or other small animals. He is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and heart worm tested. For more information, contact Hernando County Animal Services at (352) 796-5062, or

Oliver loves to play outside with his toys. [ Hernando County Animal Services ]

Pinellas — Sparkle

Sparkle is a 10-year-old female cat. She’s very sad because she was brought to the shelter after her owner died. She loves to lounge under desks or chair, get groomed and eat treats. She quiet, independent and looking for a home to relax in her golden years. To find out more about her, e-mail Friends of Strays at, or call (727) 522-6566.

Sparkle is look for a place to lounge and retire. [ Friends of Strays ]

Hillsborough — Meatball

Meatball is an active puppy. The shelter isn’t sure of his age, but they say he’s a “roly poly bundle of fun and happiness.” He gets along well with other dogs and craves extra playtime. He’s best suited for a family with a big, fenced in yard and time for training. He comes vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. To arrange to meet him, go to, or contact them through Facebook at SecondChanceFriendsInc.

Meatball is a roly poly ball of energy. He loves people, playtime and other dogs. [ Second Chance Friends ]