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Tampa Bay area pets hoping to find loving homes

A talkative cat wants to be your loyal companion
Abbott and Carrie are two of many animals looking for fur-ever homes.
Abbott and Carrie are two of many animals looking for fur-ever homes. [ Times ]
Published Jan. 13
Updated Jan. 14

Hernando — Abbott

Abbott is a 2-year-old red male Labrador retriever mix. He was anxious and frightened upon intake at the shelter. Even though he has settled down, he will need a patient owner with a gentle hand and time for training. For more information, call Hernando County Animal Services at 352-796-5062.

Abbott needs to rebuild confidence in himself.
Abbott needs to rebuild confidence in himself. [ Hernando County Animal Services ]

Pasco — Phoebe

Phoebe is a 5-year-old female dog of unknown breed. She is outgoing, affectionate and loves to be with people. Weighing in at 50 pounds, she can be a bit rough and tumble at times. She’s attentive and sits and shakes on command. She loves to chase after a toy, then lie in the grass chewing on it. For more information, call Pasco County Animal Services at 813-929-1212.

Phoebe loves to play with her toys.
Phoebe loves to play with her toys. [ Pasco County Animal Services ]

Pinellas — Gio

Gio is a 4-year-old male cat. He was originally timid around humans, but love from foster care has turned him into a happy and social cat. He craves attention. He’s slow to make friends with other cats, so a meet and greet is required. For more information, fill out an application at Fluffanimalrescue.org.

Gio is slow to make friends with other cats, but eventually comes around.
Gio is slow to make friends with other cats, but eventually comes around. [ Fluff Animal Rescue ]

Manatee — Moxie

Moxie is a 7-month-old gray and black female tabby cat. She is three pounds of pure energy. She is very playful and craves attention. Moxie is currently being treated for feline leukemia virus. While incurable, it can be managed with medication in a way she could live a normal lifespan. For more information, email adoptions@mymanatee.org or schedule your appointment at Mymanatee.org/pets.

Moxie is very energetic and playful.
Moxie is very energetic and playful. [ Manatee County Animal Services ]
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Hillsborough — Carrie

Carrie is a 4-year-old female dilute calico cat. Her former owner abandoned her after discovering she was pregnant. The brood was placed into a foster home and the shy green eyed mama has become affectionate, talkative and evolved into a loving companion. For more information, go to SecondChanceFriends.org.

Carrie has evolved into a loving companion.
Carrie has evolved into a loving companion. [ Second Chance Friends ]