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  1. Hernando Pet of the Week for July 21

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    Ginger is a 5-year-old exotic-looking domestic shorthair, looking for a companion. She has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Ginger or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting hours at the shelter …

    Humane Society of the Nature Coast
  2. Hernando Pet of the Week for July 14

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    Petunia is a well-mannered 2-year-old beagle/bulldog and plays well with others. She has been a friend to some of the shy dogs at the shelter. She has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Petunia or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon …

  3. Find A Friend: Tux the Cat

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    Ready to play dress up? Trade in the T-shirts, and bring on the Tux. This 1-year-old shorthair is eager to meet you, formal or not. Tux survived a fracture and cage-rehabilitation following an auto altercation. He's turned out to be a highly resilient, affectionate and engaging fellow. Tux is eager to once again run and …

    Tuxedo the cat has turned out to be a highly resilient, affectionate and engaging fellow.
  4. Therapy animals are everywhere, but proof that they help is not

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    A therapy-animal trend grips the United States. The San Francisco airport now deploys a pig to calm frazzled travelers. Universities nationwide bring dogs (and a donkey) onto campus to soothe students during finals. Llamas comfort hospital patients, pooches provide succor at disaster sites and horses are used to treat …

    Abigail, a Jack Russell therapy dog, takes part in Children's Hospital dog parade and Halloween celebration in Washington. [Linda Davidson | Washington Post]
  5. Hernando Pet of the Week for July 7

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    Zenchi is a cuddly, playful 4-year-old domestic shorthair. The small-framed cat has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Zenchi or other cats and dogs can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting hours at the shelter are 11 …

    Humane Society of the Nature Coast
  6. Find A Friend: Jazz the petite Boxer

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    Celebrate America, and do it with Jazz. This petite boxer was masterfully named for that proud and wholly American art form. She's melodic (relaxed), rhythmic (housetrained), and harmonious (gentle). Jazz represents freedom, and like the music of her namesake, she survived extreme adversity as a former breeding dog. …

    Jazz represents freedom, and like the music of her namesake, she survived extreme adversity as a former breeding dog.
  7. Find A Friend: Stosh, the Beagle

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    Don't give up on joy, or put the kabash, on true loyal love until you meet Stosh. This brown-eyed boy melts hearts and makes lifelong friends wherever he goes. Stosh is a gentle, purebred beagle that loves all humans and gets along great with other pooch pals. He's ready to be your devoted companion and enthusiastic …

    Stosh is a gentle, purebred Beagle that loves all humans and gets along great with other pooch pals.
  8. Find A Friend: Spooky the cat

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    It was the cool of the evening, but everything just wasn't kind of groovy. A coyote had grabbed this silky kitty rendering him painful and punctured. Spooky's best new Second Chance Friends heard his desperate cries and whisked the lucky black cat off for medical care. Everyone falls in love with Spooky, and even his …

    Spooky comes fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped.
  9. Find A Friend: Ditto the doggie

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    Ditto the doggie used to be a number, just one of several innocent but unwanted canines cast out by a community household. But Ditto's rescuers know that laid-back summer is a great time for responsible humans to acclimate an adorable brown-eyed beauty into a new home. He's gone from pitiful to playful as a happy, …

    Ditto the doggie gone from pitiful to playful as a happy, confident, pal that’s learned crate-training, potty-training, and how to co-exist worry-free with other dogs.
  10. Hernando Pet of the Week for June 23

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    Columbo is a curious 1-year-old domestic shorthair orange tabby. He is handsome, sweet and smart, and ready for adventures with a new family. Columbo has been vaccinated and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Columbo or other cats and dogs can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and …