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Health department encourages protection from wild and stray animals

Health department encourages protection from wild and stray animals

Pasco County, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) reminds

residents to be mindful of wild and stray animals that can carry rabies.  

Raccoons, bats, foxes and skunks commonly carry the rabies virus.  An animal with rabies could infect other wild animals or domestic animals that have not been vaccinated against rabies.

Yard Sale coming up at Pasco County Animal Services

Yard Sale coming up at Pasco County Animal Services

Pasco County, Florida --Pasco County Animal Services will host a Yard Sale on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm in front of the Adoption Center. Shelter staff and volunteers will participate.

November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month

November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month

Pasco County, Florida -- Pasco County Animal Services and Petfinder.com are celebrating November as Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month.  Pets that are 6 years and older can be adopted for $16.00 during the month of November. 

Longleaf Elementary School gets special visit from Chance the Boxer

Longleaf Elementary School gets special visit from Chance the Boxer

Pasco County, Florida -- A representative of the Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) Division recently visited Longleaf Elementary School in New Port Richey accompanied by Chance the Boxer.

Chance originally arrived at PCAS this past May as part of an animal hoarding case. He was malnourished, severely underweight, and had medical complications. He is now a healthy eight month old Boxer, who is being trained to be a therapy dog, and is visiting schools in Pasco County.

5th annual Dogtoberfest!

5th annual Dogtoberfest!

Pasco County, Florida -- Come find your perfect match at the 5th Annual ASPCA Match-a-thon Dogtoberfest. 

The Shops at Wiregrass presents the Dogtoberfest where there will be doggie costume contests, doggie obstacle course and on-site pet adoptions from various rescue organizations. 

All proceeds will benefit local animal shelter and adoption agencies. 

Click here for contest registration information or email dogtoberfest@tampacatcrusaders.org or call 813-472-9700. 

The United States Human Society visits Pasco County Animal Services

The United States Human Society visits Pasco County Animal Services

Pasco County, Florida -- Representatives of the Humane Society (HSUS) of the United States visited Pasco County Animal Services on Tuesday, October 15.

The purpose of this visit was to share information on how to enhance customer service, animal behavior through enrichment, and discuss best practices for sheltering. 

Pasco Pet Fest October 5 in Land O' Lakes

Pasco Pet Fest October 5 in Land O' Lakes

Pasco County, Florida -- Save your cash and go out to a FREE fun Pet Fest event at the Florida Estates Winery in Land O' Lakes!

On Saturday October 5, 2013 you have an opportunity to pick a loveable new furry friend while enjoying live music, visiting local vendors, participating in raffles, and of course wine tasting!

Pet Fest is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Florida Estates Winery located at 25241 Hwy 52.