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July Edition Pasco Pawprint!

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Check out the latest edition of the Pasco Pawprint! Some great stories about the pets, volunteers and what is going on at Pasco County Animal Services! Pasco Pawprint July Edition

Hot Deals On Hot Dogs!

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A Summer of Second Chances! Weekly Hot Deals!!!

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Adoptable can be viewed at: www.petango.com/pascocountyanimalservices.com

Vintage Tuesday: Fees waived for our Seniors (age 5 and up) 1/2 off dogs over 25 lbs and older than 8 months

Wiggly Wednesday: 1/2 off ALL cats and dogs

$13 Thursday: $13 Cat and Dog Adoption fees (dogs over 25 lbs and older than 8 months)

$5 Feline Friday: ALL cats are $5! and 1/2 off dogs over 25 lbs and older than 8 months

Second Chance Saturday: Adoption Fees Waived for all cats and dogs in shelter over 30 days and 1/2 off dogs over 25 lbs and older than 8 months

 

Summer Spectacular Adoption Event!

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SUMMER SPECTACULAR

July Tail Wagon Locations!!

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4th of July

WoofStock 2016!!! Mark your calendars – May 14th!!!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pasco County Animal Services

April 8, 2016 Contact:  Michael H. Shumate

Office:  813.929.1212

Mark Your Calendars!  WoofStock 2016 is coming on May 14th

~ Familyfriendly fundraiser to benefit medical fund for sick or injured dogs and cats ~

PASCO COUNTY, FL Mark your Calendars!  On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the Pasco County Animal Services Department (PCAS) presents the second annual WoofStock, a fun, familyfriendly day of peace, dogs, and music!  Friends of Pasco County Animal Services, Inc., is hosting the event to help raise resources for a medical fund which aids sick and injured
dogs and cats that come into the shelter.  Tickets cost $5.00 at the door.  Children 10 and under are free.

PCAS has been working hard to save the lives of Pasco’s homeless pets and help find
them loving forever homes.  PCAS is a Save 90 shelter; their goal is to save at least 90 percent of the animals brought to the shelter.  The medical fund will help PCAS continue with their Save 90 initiative.

The Woofstock 2016 fundraiser will be held at the Florida Estate Winery, 25241 S.R. 52, Land O’ Lakes, Florida, and will run from 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.  There will be bands performing, vendors, and, of course, wine tasting.  This year, the PCAS veterinarian will also be administering $5.00 rabies vaccines and $15.00 microchips.  Bring your family and your pets.
It’s going to be a great time for a great cause!  PCAS is also inviting local vendors and food
trucks to be part of this fun filled day.  If you are interested in participating, please email aciesluk@pascocountyfl.net for more information of go to www.FPCAS.org to fill out an application.

The Pasco County Animal Services Department is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people.  The Pasco County Animal Services Adoption Center is located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, Florida, and is open from 12:00 p.m.6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  For additional information or volunteer opportunities, please visit the Pasco County Animal Services Department website at http://www.pascocountyfl.net/PAS, or call (813) 9291212, (352) 5215194, or (727) 8343216.

Pasco County Animal Services Offering Non-Toxic Pest Control!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pasco County Animal Services

April 8, 2016 Contact:  Michael H. Shumate

Office:  813.929.1212

Pasco County Animal Services is Offering NonToxic Pest Control!

~ Barn cats are looking for work ~

PASCO COUNTY, FL Pasco County Animal Services Department (PCAS) is currently housing a number of outofwork barn cats.  Barn cats live primarily outdoors in a feral or semiferal condition.  They typically live on agricultural properties, around outbuildings or farm fields, and can substantially decrease issues caused by pests.  Barn cats are great mousers!

PCAS barn cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to moving to
their new residence.  The shelter is currently housing several barn cat candidates.  Barn cats
can provide nontoxic, and effective pest control.  Adoption fees have been waived for these
out of work kitties.  For more information on the barn cat program, please email adoptionpartners@pascocountyfl.net.

The Pasco County Animal Services Department is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people.  The Pasco County Animal Services Adoption Center is located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, Florida, and is open from 12:00 p.m.6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  For additional information or volunteer opportunities, please visit the Pasco County Animal Services Department website at http://www.pascocountyfl.net/PAS, or call (813) 9291212, (352) 5215194, or (727) 8343216.

Kitten Shower @ PCAS!! April 20th

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pasco County Animal Services

April 8, 2016 Contact:  Michael H. Shumate

Office:  813.929.1212

Pasco County Animal Services is Expecting!

~ Everyone is invited to a kitten shower held by Pasco County Animal Services ~

PASCO COUNTY, FL The Pasco County Animal Services Department (PCAS) is gearing up for kitten season.  PCAS has decided to throw a kitten shower and all Pasco County residents are invited.  The shower will take place at 6:00 p.m on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in the conference room of Building B at PCAS, 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, Florida.

Kitten season usually begins late spring and continues until early autumn.  Cats that have not been spayed or neutered reproduce and flood the shelter with homeless litters and motherless newborn felines.  A female cat can get pregnant when as young as fivemonths old and will continue to come back in heat every 1421 days until she is bred.  During this time of year, it is not uncommon to find unattended litters seemingly abandoned by their mothers.  If a motherless litter is stumbled upon, please leave the babies alone!  The mother may have left to find food and will likely return soon.  Often times, the kittens are picked up prematurely and the shelter becomes flooded with unweaned bottle babies.  When this happens, foster homes for the kittens must be found immediately so that the little ones have a better chance of survival.

Come out to the kitten shower!  Have a piece of cake, fill out an application, and learn what it takes to be a foster parent of a newborn kitten.  Foster applicant interviews and approvals will also take place during the shower.  As with any baby shower, PCAS has a registry and would appreciate any and all assistance in caring for these little ones.

Kitten Shower Registry

  1. Kitten bottles and brushes
  1. Kitten formula/Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR)
  1. Heating pads (can’t be auto shutoff type)
  1. Clean, disinfected, lightlyused kitten carriers
  1. Blankets, towels, and sheets
  1. Canned kitten food

The Pasco County Animal Services Department is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people.  The Pasco County Animal Services Adoption Center is located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, Florida, and is open from 12:00 p.m.6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  For additional information or volunteer opportunities, please visit the Pasco County Animal Services Department website at http://www.pascocountyfl.net/PAS, or call (813) 9291212, (352) 5215194, or (727) 8343216.

Low Cost Vaccinations at PCAS – April 30th!!!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pasco County Animal Services

April 1, 2016 Contact:  Michael H. Shumate

Office:  813.929.1212

Pasco County Animal Services Offers Low Cost Vaccinations on April 30th

~ $5.00 rabies vaccines and $15.00 microchips will help the community with pet care costs ~

PASCO COUNTY, FL The Pasco County Animal Services Department (PCAS) is offering residents an opportunity to save money and protect family pets.  $5.00 rabies vaccines and $15.00 microchips will be available at PCAS, 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34638 on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 12:004:00 p.m. (or until the vaccines and microchips are gone.)  PCAS is excited to provide this inexpensive option that will help the community keep their pets up to date with rabies vaccines.  Low cost microchips will also be available to help responsible pet owners increase the likelihood that their beloved cat or dog will be returned home, should they become lost.  Dr. William Smith, the shelter’s dedicated veterinarian, will be administering both the vaccine and the microchip to the first 300 pets.

PCAS encourages pet owners to bring out their unvaccinated cats and dogs so that they can be vaccinated against rabies, a potentially fatal disease.  Rabies is a preventable viral disease, generally transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.  A vast majority of cases do occur in wild animals, but rabies can be passed on to unvaccinated pets and humans.  Pet owners who purchase the low cost rabies vaccines will also be required to obtain a County dog license at the price of $10.00 for an altered pet or $35.00 for an unaltered pet.  The County licenses are required and can only be issued if the pet is up to date on their rabies vaccination.

The Pasco County Animal Services Department is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people.  The Pasco County Animal Services Adoption Center is located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, Florida, and is open from 12:00 p.m.6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  To learn more about this event or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, please visit the Pasco County Animal Services Department website at http://www.pascocountyfl.net/PAS, or call (813) 9291212, (352) 5215194, or (727) 8343216.

Dog Specials for March

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$15 Cat Adoptions – All through March!

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Tail Wagon Events for March 2016!

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Kuranda Winter Dog Bed Contest!!!

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From Kuranda: During these very cold days and winter nights we can’t help but think of all of the dogs and cats in animal shelters across the country and wish that each one had an off the floor Kuranda Bed to sleep on. To offer our support, Kuranda is having a Winter Raffle Give Away of 5 FREE BEDS during each of the next four weeks until Spring! Groups getting 10 or more bed donations will automatically be entered into the drawings. Winners will be selected at random midnight Saturday February 27th, March 5th, March 12th & March 19th and announced on our Facebook page.

Click Here to Donate a bed to Pasco County Animal Services

Kuranda Winter Dog Bed Contest!!!

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Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 7.24.53 PMFrom Kuranda: During these very cold days and winter nights we can’t help but think of all of the dogs and cats in animal shelters across the country and wish that each one had an off the floor Kuranda Bed to sleep on. To offer our support, Kuranda is having a Winter Raffle Give Away of 5 FREE BEDS during each of the next four weeks until Spring! Groups getting 10 or more bed donations will automatically be entered into the drawings. Winners will be selected at random midnight Saturday February 27th, March 5th, March 12th & March 19th and announced on our Facebook page.

Click Here to Donate a bed to Pasco County Animal Services

Valentine’s Day Special at PCAS!

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A great opportunity to vaccinate and microchip! Microchips save lives!

VACCINE CLINIC

Tail Wagon Events for February 2016

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Adopt Your Valentine! $14 Adoption Fees through Feb 2016

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Selena’s Birthday Bash!

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Friends would like to remind you all about Selena’s Birthday Party on Saturday!  We will have quite a few vendors coming as well as a bounce house and of course CUPCAKES!!!!  The event is from 12-4 and will be at the shelter.

This is a Birthday Bash/Adoption Event.  Selena Schulz, our young author of  “A Bed, A Book, A Buddy” is turning 10.  She wanted an adoption event instead of a party and asked for shelter donations in lieu of gifts.  Her goal is to get at least 10 adoptions.  We have vendors, cupcakes, a bounce house and more.  Please help us get the word out.

Selena Invite

Subaru Loves Pets!!! Adoption Events

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Adoption Events at Lokey Subaru of Port Richey in November and December – stop by to meet you new family member!

subaru flyer

National Senior Pet Month

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Visit Pasco County Animal Services on all Saturdays in November and bring home your new Senior shelter pet for only $16! Senior pets are ages 6 and older.

Nov dog Promotions

Feline Friday ALL November!

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Throughout November, Cat Adoptions will be $20 and every Friday this month is $5 Feline Friday!

NOV CAT PROMO

Kitten Foster Orientation

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Hope everybody had a great Halloween weekend! This Saturday we are having a Foster orientation/kitten bottle feeding class at 2pm, directly following a new volunteer orientation. Hope you all can make it!

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Halloween Safety for Pets!

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Halloween is upon us, please make sure your pet doesn’t become a Halloween statistic! Here are some tips (borrowed from http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/halloween-safety.html):

KC Theisen, director of pet care issues for The Humane Society of the United States, warns that “the things that make Halloween a treat for people—noises, smells, trick-or-treaters at the door and people in costumes—can overwhelm many pets.” And some elements of Halloween can be dangerous.

Theisen’s advice to pet owners is simple: “While you’re enjoying the fun, make sure your pets have a safe haven in a room where they can feel safe, comfortable and relaxed—and that they are tucked away from any hazards.”

Read on for more tips on taking the terror out of your pet’s Halloween.

Keep Halloween happenings on the down-low

  • Before the trick-or-treating starts, put your pets in a quiet room where they will be safe from all the Halloween activity.
  • Even if you are just having friends over for a Halloween party, keep your pets away from the festivities in their safe room. Masks and costumes change how people look and smell to a pet, so even familiar people may become frightening.
  • When going out trick-or-treating, leave your dog at home. Dogs can be easily excited by the Halloween commotion, and a bite or a lost dog will quickly end the evening’s fun.

The top Halloween hazards for pets are escaping and being poisoned. Both animal shelters and veterinarians see a spike in their business during the Halloween season.

Stow treats out of pets’ reach

  • After you’ve let your pets out of their safe room, place treats safely in a high cabinet secured with a lock or child-safety latch. Many foods, such as chocolate, gum and xylitol (a sweetener used in many foods) are hazardous to them.
  • Keep treats away from your children unless you are observing them. Children may make the harmful mistake of sharing with their four-legged friends.
  • Keep on hand the number for the 24-hour ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline: 888-426-4435. (The hotline charges a fee of $65 per case.) If you suspect your pet has eaten something that’s bad for her, call your veterinarian or the Poison Control Center immediately.

Give your pets a haven where they can feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed—tucked away from any Halloween hazards.

Steer your pets away from dangerous decorations

  • Introduce your pets to their safe room before you decorate indoors. Changes to your home can make your pets, especially cats, nervous or frightened.
  • Never leave your pets alone with Halloween decorations.
  • Be aware of which decorations pose threats. Some hazards are obvious, like lit candles (fire hazards and toxic to birds if scented). Here’s a partial list of other dangerous decorations: rubber eyeballs (choking risk), glow sticks and fake blood (possible poisons), fake cobwebs (can choke or entangle pets and wildlife), potpourri (toxic to birds) and strung lights.

Be cautious with pet costumes

  • Remember that most pets are happiest wearing nothing but their birthday suits.
  • If you do choose a costume for your pet, forgo masks, anything that covers eyes or ears and everything that might tangle in your pet’s legs.
  • Make sure the costume is comfortable and allows your pet to move freely.
  • Remove any chewable parts or objects that could come off and choke your pet.
  • If your pet appears uncomfortable, take off the costume. Signs of discomfort include folded down ears, eyes rolling back or looking sideways, a tucked tail and hunching over.

An estimated half of pet owners dress their pets in costumes for Halloween. Pumpkins and ladybugs are the perennial favorites.

Protect your pets from outdoor perils

  • Bring your pets indoors before night falls. Cats are always safest inside with you, but on Halloween it’s especially important to secure all pets inside.
  • In case they escape, make sure that all of your pets are wearing tags with current IDs (and consider microchipping them). Opening the door repeatedly for trick-or-treaters creates plenty of opportunities for a pet to slip outside and disappear into the night. Proper ID will help you reunite with your lost pet.
  • Be aware that not all the wild creatures outside will be wearing costumes. You may see nocturnal animals such as raccoons, opossums and foxes foraging for food while you’re trick-or-treating or walking from your car to a party.
  • If you come across a wild animal, just keep your distance and make a lot of noise (and keep your dog safely beside you on a leash, too), continue on your way and consider yourself lucky to have experienced a bit of the truly wild world on All Hallows’ Eve.

Sheriff’s Office National Night Out – Tail Wagon!

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The Tail Wagon will be at Pasco County Sheriff’s National Night Out tomorrow night.

http://fpcas.org/wordpress/?t2t_event=tail-wagon-sheriffs-office-national-night-out

Pasco County Animal Services

Find your new friend at a Tail Wagon event!

Shelter is open from 12 to 6:30 today!

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Don’t forget – the shelter is open from noon to 6:30 today…and the shelter has lots of pets to choose from! Adoption fees apply however there are special discounts being offered. Also, Florida Estates Winery is having a Pet Fest where the Tail Wagon will be! Be sure to check it out! http://fpcas.org/wordpress/?t2t_event=tail-wagon-pasco-pet-fest

 

Tail Wagon Events For October!

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Pasco County Animal Services

Find your new friend at a Tail Wagon event!

Check out the Tail Wagon Events for October!

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month!

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ADOPT A SHELTER DOG MONTH

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) sponsors this event to promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters.

CELEBRATE

Ideally, the best way to celebrate would be to adopt a shelter dog, however, if you are unable to do so, spread the word. Post it on Twitter, Facebook, and any other social media you can think of using #AdoptAShelterDogMonth.

For more info visit:  http://www.aspca.org/adopt/adopt-a-shelter-dog-month

There are so many available dogs as Pasco County Animal Services that deserve a loving home, stop by and meet your new family member! Just remember, any new pet that you bring home needs time to settle down and get used to their surroundings! Per the Humane Society of the United States, “the key to helping your new dog make a successful adjustment to your home is being prepared and being patient. It can take anywhere from two days to two months for you and your pet to adjust to each other.” So take it easy, allow for your new pet to adjust and give them the time they need to become part of your family! Please share the message and give a shelter dog a chance!

The Shelter is full!

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The shelter is full AGAIN! This a video of the overflow room – these dogs are waiting for space to open up. Pasco County Animal Services has WAIVED adoption fees on all dogs over 6 months and at least 25lbs. If you are missing a dog or if any of the dogs in this video look like your missing dog, please check animal services. The shelter is open Tues-Sat. from 12-6:30. Remember to spay/neuter and microchip your pets

The Shelter is FULL!!!

Tail Wagon – Tractor Supply Pet Appreciation

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Join the Tail Wagon at Tractor Supply in New Port Richey on September 19th for Pet Appreciation from 10am to 4pm! Hope to see you there!

It’s Bed Time! Dogs like Kuranda!

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Looking to help the shelter pets, particularly the dogs? How about donating a Kuranda Bed? Here are some reasons:

  • Keeps pets comfortable and dry off the cold, hard floor.
  • Easy to keep clean and odor free.
  • Last for years.
  • Top choice of kennels and shelters worldwide.
  • 1 YEAR WARRANTY
  • Kuranda accepts PayPal… how easy is that?

Order directly from the shelter specific page at Kuranda and they will handle the rest, even send it in your name! Check out the page here!

Tail Wagon – Home Depot

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Join the Tail Wagon at Home Depot in Zephyrhills tomorrow from noon to 3pm. Hope to see you there!

Dog Walkers Needed!

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If you can spare an hour or two once or twice a week, the dogs at Pasco County Animal Services really need volunteers to walk them. Some of the poor dogs there have not been out of their cages since September 9th. Every dog deserves out to at least stretch their legs and breathe fresh air and go to the bathroom. Please help make a difference in their lives. They need you. Please contact or visit the shelter as soon as possible. Thank you. ♥

Pasco County Animal Services, Open Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 – 6:30 pm; Closed Sunday & Monday. 19640 Dogpatch Ln, Land O’Lakes, FL 34638.

Tail Wagon is at Petsmart Wesley Chapel today!

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Shelter is Full!!!

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Shelter is open from noon until 6:30 today! Dogs are $25 and cats are $15 today – find your new family member today!

The Pasco Paw Print

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THE PASCO PAW PRINT
AUGUST EDITION
Guess Who Was Adopted Last Month!
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   This month we had some pretty exciting adoptions this month that are definitely worth mentioning!

Gondor, a bright eyed, happy smiley boy entered Pasco County Animal Services for the first time on July 30, 2014.  Who would have thought that one year later, he would still be waiting at the shelter for somebody to adopt him? Thankfully on his one year anniversary at PCAS, his wait came to an end.  We have received many updates from his new family and Gondor is a spoiled boy :).

 

If you want to continue to follow Gondor’s journey, his new family started him his own instagram account under gondorthegreat!

Charlotte was another of our long term residents that found a family to call her own last month.  She came to us on February 4, 2015.  For close to seven months, she stared out through the bars of her cage with hopeful eyes, praying that she would find a home where she could relax and be loved.  On July 30, her prayers were finally answered.  We will miss her sweet little face out here at the shelter but we are so happy that she has found a home!  Happy Tails little girl!
 Wonderful, loving pets like Gondor and Charlotte may not have been given the time and the chance to find loving homes just a few short years ago.  Without caring staff and dedicated volunteers, we wouldn’t have success stories like these.  PCAS has come a long way and we are still improving every day!
Alanis Sophia
Pasco County Animal Services is so lucky to work with such amazing young people! If you haven’t heard of Alanis Sophia, you will soon.  She is a talented young singer and actress.  Her voice is as big and beautiful as her heart!  She loves animals and we are very fortunate that she has offered to help promote our deserving cats and dogs.  Be sure to keep checking Facebook for updates on her visits and new videos.  Please check out Alanis on her FB page: www.facebook.com/AlanisSophiapowervoice?fref=photo
She is most definitely a rising star!
Who’s new at PCAS?

There are a few new faces around PCAS nowadays!  Meet Gina.  Gina has worked in veterinary services for years and was excited for the new challenges and rewards associated with the shelter environment.  What she enjoys most about the shelter is the sense of fulfillment associated with caring for and adopting out homeless animals. One of the projects she envisions for the shelter is a grooming day where volunteers can come out and give the dogs a much needed bath.  She is looking forward to meeting all of our volunteers!  Welcome to PCAS, Gina!  We are excited to have you.

Morgan Reeves may not be new to Pasco County Animal Services, but her role as Adoption Coordinator is new.  She is definitely an animal lover!  She has 6 horses and 2 goats. She also has 2 rescue dogs and 4 rescue cats of her own, but she is always stepping up to foster sick or bottle fed kittens and just about every special needs dog that comes through the shelter door.  In her spare time, she trains horses and gives riding lessons.   PCAS is very lucky to have her. Morgan fell in love with shelter medicine during her internship at Hillsborough County Animal Services.  She brings to the table many hours of continuing education in animal behavior, nutrition, and management. Morgan brings some great experience to this position and so far is doing an excellent job!

 

ON THE ROAD AGAIN…
The wagon is on the road again this month!
We started the month at Home Depot in Zephyrhills.  This is always one of our favorite places to go.  The store is always busy and it allows us to get the word out about all of the things that PCAS is doing to save the animals.  Expect to see us parked in their parking lot the first Tuesday of every month.
We are heading out to Trinity for Yappy Hour August 12th at Fiddlers Green.  This is our first time going out to this event and we are very excited.  Make sure you mark your calendars, it’s going to be so much fun!
We are really putting the miles on the bus this month!  On August 23rd, Petco is having a fundraiser to benefit Pasco County Animal Services.  We are bringing adoptable cats and dogs.  It will be a great time!
On August 26th, the Landing of St. Andrews has invited us out for the second year in a row for their annual pet event.  Last year they had a really cute pet parade!  We can’t wait to see what they have in store this year!
We are ending the month right back here at the shelter for our “Back to School” FREE adoption event on Saturday, August 29th from 12-4. We are hoping to find a lot of fur-ever homes, so come out and see us!
If you were unable to make it out to a June event, keep your eyes open for us next month!  These events are ALWAYS a lot of fun and our Pasco Pets are ALWAYS happy to see you.  Hope to see you soon!
All times and addresses for above events are listed on Tail Wagon flyer posted above.
 Why take a risk?  Micro-chip your pet!
Helpful Information
 
 Hot Deals for August!
 PCAS is over-stocked with  some of  Pasco’s finest pets.  Because we want all  of you to  treat your selves to a new loving  and appreciative member of  your family,  we are offering you  a reduced rate on  adoptions.
 The shelter’s normal dog  adoption fee is  $70  and $40 for cats.    This includes spay/ neuter, microchip, vaccines, and your new best friend.
This month, come out and adopt a faithful pooch for $25 and a Purr-fect kitty for $10 or $15
Because all of you students out there deserve your very own study buddy, we are offering you FREE dog adoption fees on the 29th.  Please come out and take advantage of the this special offer.
The love that these animals want to give to their own forever families is priceless and you can’t put a price tag on saving a life.  Please open your heart to one of our dogs or cats in need this month.
ABOUT US

The Pasco County Animal Services Division is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people in our community by encouraging responsible pet ownership through education, legislation, and by providing incentives to sterilize pets..  The Pasco County Animal Services Adoption Center is located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, FL, and is open from 12:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  For additional information, or volunteer opportunities, please visit the Pasco County Animal Services Division website at http://www.pascocountyfl.net/PAS, or contact them by phone at (813) 929-1212, (352) 521-5194, or (727) 834-3216.

 

This month, treat yourself to a new best friend at PCAS!  
   
Tyson, A23790135, is a three year old hound mix.  This happy boy would be perfect for a family without kids.  Come meet him today!
 

Donald, A27778496, is a five year old terrier mix.  He loves toys and cannot wait to bring you his favorite ball.  He is a gentle boy and would love a fresh start.

 
Ray Ray, A28596069, is an adult domestic shorthair mix.  She came into the shelter with a litter of six kittens, all of which have been adopted.  Will you  come give this mamma the second chance she deserves?
 

Scotty, A28053790, is an adult domestic short hair mix.  This handsome guy is really sweet and loves attention.  Come meet him today!
 
PCAS HAS SO MANY 
WONDERFUL DOGS AND CATS!
 
COME CHECK US OUT…YOU MAY JUST FIND YOUR 
PURR-FECT MATCH!
 
DON’T FORGET ABOUT $5 FELINE FRIDAY.  IT’S EVERYFRIDAY AT PCAS!

Volunteer Spotlight
PCAS is very lucky to have so many dedicated volunteers.  This month we decided to shine our spotlight on one of our longest term volunteers, Susan Laberge.
Susan began her journey as a PCAS volunteer in Fall of 2011. She was about to retire and wanted something worthwhile to do with her spare time. She started coming in on Saturdays, walking dogs, helping out with events and spending time with the kitties.  Once retired, it became her sanctuary and she came out often.  She has witnessed all of the efforts and improvements that have been made by the shelter.
“I have seen this Center grow and change into a loving place that is filled with a wonderful staff of people who truly care about giving these animals a second chance.  The Center is the best it’s ever been thanks to those who have chosen this as a career and because of other Volunteers who give of themselves and work towards a brighter future for the beautiful creatures who we have an opportunity to provide a better place for the rest of their lives. Hopefully I will be able to do this for a long time to come”.

I don’t know what we would do without her.  She has a passion for animals and a big soft spot for our cats.

Susan is committed to coming in just about every Thursday and Saturday.  She plays with the cats and helps with the dirty work, such as, cleaning She not only  teaches the cat socialization class to our new volunteers, she put together the whole program.  Although Susan spends most of her time with the kitty cats, she doesn’t forget about the dogs.  She likes to walks the dogs in the small dog room and doesn’t leave until all dogs in adoptions get their treat. She also is a big help with our new post-adoption program.
In addition to volunteering at the shelter, Susan also sings and performs as part of a singing duo, Kaleidoscope.  Kaleidoscope was our opening act at this year’s shelter fundraising event, WoofStock and so much fun to watch!  We appreciated everything she does for the cats and dogs at the shelter and are very fortunate to have her support and dedication.
 If you are interested in helping Susan with the cat socialization classes, please go to pascocountyfl.net/PAS to fill out a volunteer application.
 
Thinking about becoming a Volunteer?
We have volunteers 16 years old and up.  The shelter always needs the help of caring, reliable animal lovers.
From photography, dog walking, and cat socialization to helping with offsite and onsite events,  there is something for everybody.  If you are thinking about volunteering, please visit  www.pascocountyfl.net/PAS to fill out an application.  We have so many dogs and cats needing your help, what are you waiting for?
Thinking about Fostering?
We are always in need for responsible and caring foster parents. If you think that you may be able to provide  a safe and loving temporary home to one of our animals in need.  Please email adoptionpartners@pascocountyfl.net
   
Would you like to Donate?
 
Friends of Animal Services, Inc.
The shelter depends on the generosity and support of Pasco County. If you would like to donate please click on the link below or go to: http://fpcas.org.
OR
The shelter is ALWAYS in need of supplies to care for all of the dogs and cats in the shelter. Any donations from our wish list is
ALWAYS appreciated.
 
 

 
Shelter Wish List
  • Kuranda Beds- Donate through Friends of Animals Services
  • Dog collars- snap/clasps only.
  • Dog treats- Milkbone, Pup-Peroni
  • Dog toys- Kongs XL extreme and classic.
  • Dog food
  • Washable fleece blankets.
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Pet wipes
  • Cat treats- temptations
  • small fleece or cotton blankets
  • Washable cat hideaways and beds
  • Cat toys.
  • KMR kitten formula
  • heating pads (non auto shut-off)
  • kitten bottles
  • kitty carriers
  • kitten wet food

Sunny, A251738, is a five year old pointer mix.  This cutie is such a sweet boy!  If you’re looking for a dog with a gentle soul, Sunny is your man!

 

I am a FOREVER dog, NOT an “until dog”.

I am NOT an “until you   get bored with me” dog.

I am NOT an ”until you find a girlfriend” dog.

I am NOT an “until you have a baby” dog.

I am NOT an “until you have to move” dog.

I am NOT an “until you have no time” dog.

I am NOT an “until I get old” dog.

I am a FOREVER dog.

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE ME FOREVER, THEN I AM NOT YOUR DOG.
IT’S REALLY THAT SIMPLE.

 

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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!!! Please share!

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Looking for Forever Homes! Please Share!

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Earth Day Event! Don’t Forget!

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PCAS Needs Help! Spring Cleaning!

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Pasco County Animal Services is Spring Cleaning!

~The shelter is making Building C a healthier place for cats and dogs to reside~

LAND O’ LAKES, FL- Pasco County Animal Services Division (PCAS) is getting ready to do some heavy duty spring cleaning! The health of Pasco’s shelter animals is a top priority to PCAS. Building C will be cleaned out, undergo maintenance, and be fumigated from April 30 to May 5, 2015. All dogs and cats will be temporarily relocated from the building during this time.

PCAS is asking for community assistance. All cats and dogs must be moved out from Building C. The shelter is seeking to have these animals placed in safe and caring homes temporarily during this five day period. Of course, it would be even better if they find their forever homes. PCAS is asking all potential adopters to determine their own adoption fees. All adopters will get to pick their price! The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines and a new best friend!

“We would greatly appreciate the support of the community, as we undergo some maintenance on our older shelter building, to come out and foster or adopt some of our dogs this weekend,” says Shelter Manager Mike Shumate. “This would prevent them from having to be displaced in temporary kennels during the maintenance. Building C will be shut down from April 30th to May 5th. We need to start emptying the shelter now. These improvements will greatly benefit both staff and the pets waiting patiently for their forever homes.”

The Pasco County Animal Services Division is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people. The Pasco County Animal Services Adoption Center is located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, FL, and is open from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

For additional information, or volunteer opportunities, please visit the Pasco County Animal Services Division website at http://www.pascocountyfl.net/PAS, or contact them by phone at (813) 929-1212, (352) 521-5194, or (727) 834-3216.

It’s Kitten Season! Kitten Registry!

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Woofstock 2015! Vendors and Bands needed!

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Any musicians want to donate their musical skills to the animals of Pasco County Animal Services? Vendors too – you can set up a table and sell your stuff! PCAS and Friends of Animal Services, Inc is going to be hosting Woofstock 2015! It will be held at the Florida Estates Winery, May 9 from 12 – 4pm. Check back for more details! Thank you! Please share!

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New calendar events added for Tail Wagon!

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Please visit out calendar to check out where the Tail Wagon will be!

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March Events!

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March Madness!

1/2 off adoptions and $5 Feline Friday

MARCH PROMO

Tail Wagon Locations for March 2015

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Kuranda Raffle! Donate a Kuranda and help the shelter out!

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What?! Check this out: Kuranda is raffling off “5 of our super strong ALUMINUM BEDS” ($400 value) to groups getting 10 or more bed donations during each of the remaining four weeks of winter! Winners will be selected from a random drawing with a cut off of midnight Saturday February 28th, March 7th, March 14th & March 21st.

Pasco County Animal Services could really use these for the shelter!!! Please share, share, share!!! Be sure to use our specific Kuranda donation page so that the shelter can get credit and be included in the raffle for the beds!!! Just 10 donations get the shelter included in the drawing for 5 beds! And if the shelter is not chosen, they still need the beds, so please consider donating a bed to Pasco County Animal Services! (*payday is tomorrow, I am due to donate a bed! ~Kelly)

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Dogs Available Feb 25th!

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Heartworm Positive Dogs need love too!

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There are several dogs at Pasco County Animal Services that have come in testing Heartworm Positive (HW+). While it seems like a scary thing and can turn off many potential adopters, it is treatable and ultimately preventable. The initial cost in treating HW can be a little daunting however it isn’t within reach. If you are interested in one of the dogs that are HW+, talk to the staff and see if they are getting treated or what their course of treatment will actually be – it may not be as bad as you think! And you would be saving a life as well – HW+ dogs need love too! Here are two examples of great dogs looking for a home and a little extra TLC!

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Donate to Noodles and Hobbes!

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Among all of the pets at Pasco County Animal Services, we have two dogs that are pending surgery and further medical attention: Noodles and Hobbes!

To donate to either of them through our dedicated Medical Fund, please click here and you will be immediately taken to our PayPal account to make your donation.

Noodles: has an injury to his hindquarters (Cruciate Ligament Repair – more details to come). He is expected to go to surgery March 6th. To donate to his surgery, please click on link.

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Hobbes: the one and one half year old brindle bully breed in the back row of Building A. Chip in fundraiser to get help for this dog is still on going at San Francis Vet Hospital, Shady Hills, 352-848-0940. Funds already donated to Hobbes have paid for two diagnostic x-rays. HOBBES needs “FHO” Remove Head of Femur operation. He is also heartworm positive. Intend to get help for that too.

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People For Pasco’s Paws! Golf Tournament Fundraiser!

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People for Pasco’s Paws

What: 1st Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Where: River Ridge Golf Course
1102 Tee Time Circle
New Port Richey, FL 34654
When: March 28, 2015 at 1:00p
Hole Sponsors: $100 per hole
Participants: $55 per person or $200 per team of 4
Includes BBQ food after
Checks can be made to: River Ridge Golf Club and raffle tickets will be sold at check-in!
Please call or email Sarah if you have any questions or would like to participate or volunteer at (727) 846-3570 or email at vanetten.sarah@yahoo.com

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Donate to Hobbes!

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HOBBES the one and one half year old brindle bully breed in the back row of Building A. Chip in fundraiser to get help for this dog is still on going at San Francis Vet Hospital, Shady Hills, 352-848-0940. Funds already donated to Hobbes have paid for two diagnostic x-rays. HOBBES needs “FHO” Remove Head of Femur operation. He is also heartworm positive. Intend to get help for that too. When you call, say it is for HOBBES. Also, call or stop in to see Shivana Sismilich asap to fill out a foster caretaker app. He needs 8 weeks of care after the operation. If you would like help getting the app processed, call me at 727-247-0559. With foster in place, this is a go.

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Donate to Medical Fund!

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Don’t forget – we can accept any donations for any pets that are under medical care. Please specify the animal you would like to donate to when making your Donation and we will ensure that the funds will assist in medical costs and rehabilitation. Click on the “Ways You Can Help” and then click on “Donate to Medical Fund” button. Please let us know if you have any questions at info@fpcas.org. Thank you!

Tail Wagon Events Posted for February

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Tail Wagon events for January 2015 now posted

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Be sure to check out our calendar to see where the Tail Wagon will be and find your new friend! As always, you can stop by the shelter on Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm closed Sunday and Monday.

New Tail Wagon Events now posted to calendar

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4th of July Special! $17.76 Adoption Fee!

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Adoptions fees waived for military members!

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Memorial Day Weekend!

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We hope that everyone has a safe Memorial Day weekend! Please take a moment to remember the sacrifices of the men and women of our armed forces; they made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms and our country!

SHELTER ANIMALS NEED ADOPTERS – NOW!

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SHELTER ANIMALS NEED ADOPTERS – NOW!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Suzanne Salichs, Ph.D.
DATE: May 16, 2014 Assistant County Administratorfor Public Services
(727) 834-3480 SHELTER ANIMALS NEED ADOPTERS – NOW!

Pasco County – Pasco County Animal Services is overflowing with loving adoptable dogs and cats.

More than ever, we need caring individuals and families in our community to come out and provide good homes for these dogs and cats. These pets have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and have all their vaccinations. They are just waiting for a good home.

Adoption specials this month celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day are still available. And don’t forget that adopting a shelter animal SAVES A LIFE! If saving a life or getting a new best friend doesn’t make you feel good alone; then consider the monetary savings you get when adopting a shelter animal. Typical costs from other sources could cost as much as $400.00 for a dog or a cat.

The Pasco County Animal Services Adoption Center is located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O’ Lakes. The Adoption Center is open from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Please come by and save a life.

For additional information, please visit the Pasco County Animal Services website at: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/PAS or call us at (813) 929-1212, (352) 521-5194, or (727) 834-3216 for additional information.

info@fpcas.org – our new email!

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We have changed our email to align with our new site – feel free to share the site and email and if you ever have any questions about how you can help us, drop us a line!

New Site Design!

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Welcome to the newly redesigned fpcas.org! We hope that the new format accommodates our visitors many different devices s well as provide them with the information they need to help us make life for the shelter animals better in hopes of them finding their new homes! Take a look around and if you would like to see additional info that hasn’t been included, let us know. Please share the site, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter! Thank you for visiting!

Animal Services putting adoption first

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Original Post – http://saintpetersburgtimes.fl.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=083148020

Animal Services putting adoption first

The county shelter is nearing its goal of saving 90 percent of the animals it inherits.

BY RICH SHOPES

Times Staff Writer

LAND O’LAKES – It doesn’t take much for the dozens of dogs at Pasco County Animal Services to launch into an ear-splitting chorus of yelps and howls.

‘They’re just excited,’ shelter manager Mike Shumate explains as he strolls past rows of cages, pausing at one to scratch a lab-mix behind the ears. ‘They always get that way when they see someone.’ Visitors mulling whether to adopt at the county shelter onDog Patch Lane can be overwhelmed, which is why the facility includes three ‘bonding rooms’ for quieter interactions.

The rooms are among several tools meant to boost adoptions after the county launched its ‘Save 90′ program two years ago. Named for its aim to save 90 percent of impounded animals, the program is nearing that goal now with live transfers out of theshelter hovering at 85 percent this month.

‘We’re not there yet, but we’re getting there,’ Shumate said.

Along with the bonding rooms and outdoor play area, Save 90 uses volunteers, foster families and rescue groups to tend to the animals and seek homes for the pets, including out of state.

Pasco commissioners voted

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BRENDANFITTERER|TimesCadbury is a Bernese Mountain Dog mix available for adoption at Pasco County Animal Services. The county is trying to save 90 percent of impounded animals at the site in Land O’Lakes.


Animal Services putting adoption first

in February 2013 to raise license fees to allow the shelter to hire more staff to feed the animals, clean cages and match pets with owners.

Also helping, a few months ago the shelter received a dog adoption vehicle called the Tail Wagon to bring to malls on weekends. Former County Commissioner Michael Cox helped outfit the wagon, a donated transit bus. Among other things, he welded a platform on the back to hold a generator to run lights and air conditioning.

Save 90 is modeled after a program in Manatee County and part of a push nationally to save strays. It started after activists visiting Pasco’s shelter in 2012 were stunned by the sweltering, unclean cages at one building and the shelter’s high euthanization rate.

More than 55 percent of animals brought to animal services ended up with a lethal injection. Activists say the kill rate soared to 85 percent some months.

One county report in October 2010 showed that of the 267 dogs impounded, 135 were euthanized, and of the 470 cats there, 455 were put down. The rate improved to 45 percent in 2012, but activists were still appalled.

‘It was horrible,’ said Novette Gish, a volunteer for Cat Crusaders and St. Joseph Animal Rescue. ‘Any cat brought in, whether trapped or surrendered, was pretty much killed within 24hours.’ The group also complained that the county’s new adoption center, known as building A, was under-utilized, which left more animals housed in the poorly ventilated building C.

The group turned its anger toward then-shelter manager John Malley and later county commissioners, writing letters, showing up at board meetings and picketing outside county offices and the shelter.

Malley resigned in April 2013. Shumate took over a few months later. Commissioner Pat Mulieri, who was swayed by the activists, led commissioners to adopt Save 90.

‘We euthanize a very small number in comparison to what we used to,’ she said of today’s 10 to 15 percent rate. ‘It’s much better now. I’m very pleased.’ Almost all the animals put down now are sick or injured. In instances involving large excitable dogs, the shelter sometimes turns to foster families.

But the biggest change under Save 90 has been the shelter’s mindset toward strays. Where in the past the overall goal focused on population control, the aim now is to prepare animals for adoption.

For dogs, that includes getting them outside for walks to keep them from getting stir crazy. The shelter leans heavily on its 60 or so volunteers to walk the dogs between 10 minutes and a halfhour each outside the kennel.

‘We’re there to help them and move them along to new families,’ said one volunteer, Diana Hessman, 67, of New Port Richey. ‘If you give a dog just 10 minutes of love and get them out of that kennel it can be very rewarding. We look at it that way.’ Still, Save 90 has its challenges. Shumate said the hardest part isgetting the animals moved out quickly. That’s where volunteers and rescue groups come in. Currently, the shelter houses about 145 dogs and 50 cats.

‘It’s the happiest thing ever to see a family go off with a dog,’ said volunteer Monica Pollans, 65, of Land O’Lakes. ‘So many of the dogs become your favorite and you root for them. You rootfor them to get a good home.’

Rich Shopes can be reached at rshopes@tampabay.com or (727) 869-6236.

Shelter manager Mike Shumate stops to play with Blue, a mixed breed available for adoption at Pasco County Animal Services.

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A large variety of cats also are looking for loving families at the facility in Land O’Lakes.

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