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  1. Find A Friend: Jack the Beagle

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    Not long ago, Jack was wagging his tail as a proud adoptee. But sadly, his owner recently passed away, sending this red, white, and blue boy back to his rescue group. Jack misses his former home and human, but he's not moping. To pout would not only dishonor his late dad, but his breed's sunny reputation. Jack is an …

  2. Find A Friend: Tiana the Tabby

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    Hard to imagine any creature that just turned the impulsive 1-year-old birthday corner could be described as "shy and retiring." Maybe being a young, single mother of multiples will do that, but one thing's for sure: Tiana the brown and orange tiger tabby is retiring for real. Once a devoted feline mom, Tiana now …

    As long as she’s not approached too quickly, Tiana will melt into her caregiver’s arms to share her cuddly, green-eyed affection.
  3. Hernando Pet of the Week for May 26

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    Pet of the week | Walter

    Walter, affectionately known as the love bug, is a handsome 8-year-old ready to warm any lap. He has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Walter or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and …

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  4. Shelby, the Boxer with cancer who went missing in Tampa, has been found safe

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    TAMPA — Shelby has been found.

    The 4-year-old Boxer mix was undergoing cancer treatments when she slipped away from BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital on May 17, sparking a nearly weeklong search.

    Shelby, a 4-year-old Boxer mix who was being treated for cancer when she escaped from BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Tampa last week, was found on Tuesday. [Courtesy of BluePearl Veterinary Partners]
  5. Find A Friend: Nora the Boxer

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    Here's to the class of 2017: to hopes, dreams and a fabulous future. Some jump in with all four paws while others gain confidence slowly, like Nora. She's a gentle and delicate flower destined to blossom. This 2-year-old, purebred and petite 40-pound Boxer just loves sitting for treats and melting hearts. She's …

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  6. Find a Friend: Thomas the Tripod Terrier

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    Did you hear about the three-legged terrier that saved his sleeping caregiver from a raging fire? True story. Thomas, the tripod terrier-mix, is ready to be a cuddly backup smoke alarm. Thomas knows about survival from cruel humans who tied him to train tracks (hence the lost limb). But he holds no malice. His singular …

    Thomas, the Tripod Terrier
  7. Hernando Pet of the Week for May 19

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    Pet of the week | Clay

    Clay is a goofball and loves to splash around in the pool and play fetch. This fun-loving guy is just over a year old and has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Clay or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast …

  8. Meet Jamie Katz, pet detective. She will find your missing dogs

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    FORT LAUDERDALE — Jamie Katz and her dad were constantly evicted from apartments. The dog barks from inside their homes were ear-splitting. The stench from litter boxes on balconies, overwhelming.

    Jamie Katz, a pet detective in South Florida, with her two tracking dogs, Fletcher and Gable. Katz has a total of four dogs, all of which are trained to find missing animals. She and her team of canines have found lost cats, dogs, parrots, and even a missing ferret. [Emily Michot | Miami Herald]

  9. Find A Friend: Misty, the cat

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    May is Older Americans Month, a nod to great players and wisdom gained over time. Misty the cat is just 6 years of age, but this ain't her first tournament. She doesn't waste time putting on airs, enjoys the foot of the bed, and lets you know just how and when she likes to be touched. Once a shelter stray, she nearly …

    Misty is savvy, pretty, gets along great with kids and other cats, and is prime for a comeback.
  10. Find A Friend: Sally, the Beagle

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    How do some girls manage to roll right out of bed everyday with a perfect part? Sally is like that, impeccably coiffed and positively adorable. This 1 1/2-year-old Beagle/hound mix may start out a bit shy, but she warms up quicker than a summer day in Tampa. Sally enjoys people and pooches alike. She's known to verbally …

    This 1 1/2-year-old Beagle/hound mix may start out a bit shy, but she warms up quicker than a summer day in Tampa.