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Pet of the Week

Harley. Special to the Times | Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Harley. Special to the Times | Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Published Jul. 19, 2019

This big boy wants to come home and be your lap cat. Harley is a love bug and enjoys the company of fellow cats and humans. He is affectionate, but also enjoys an independent cat's life, making him very low maintenance. Harley is a 2½-year-old domestic shorthair. He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and his adoption fee is $40. If you're interested in adopting Harley, visit him at the Pet Pal Animal Shelter, 405 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg during shelter hours from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. For information, visit petpalanimalshelter.com or call (727) 328-7738.

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