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Donations needed for Little Cats’ Rescue "Yard Sale Extravaganza"

Donations needed for Little Cats’ Rescue "Yard Sale Extravaganza"

New Port Richey, FL – The date has been set for the next Little Cats’ Rescue Yard Sale Extravaganza — Saturday, Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It’ll be held at Southern Storage, 7139 Mitchell Blvd., Trinity who has generously donated storage units for the sale.

LCR is looking for gently used items anyone might want to donate to the yard sale. Donors  can call RaeAnna Saks, LCR founder, at 727-359-9629 for pick up or for directions as to where to bring sale items. 

Dogtoberfest

Dogtoberfest

Who Let the Dogs In?

On Oct. 29, The Shops at Wiregrass will host the 3rd Annual Dogtoberfest, a celebration all about your best friend!

Live music, doggie costume contest and on-site pet adoptions from various Tampa Bay area rescue organizations.

And because everyone knows that all dogs are winners, every dog in costume will receive a medal!

All proceeds to benefit local animal shelter and adoption agencies.
 

Elderly dog attack victim improves, no charges filed

Elderly dog attack victim improves, no charges filed

ZEPHYRHILLS, Florida -- The condition of an 84-year-old grandfather, viciously attacked by two dogs over the weekend, improved on Monday.

According to his family and the hospital, John Ashmore was upgraded from serious to stable condition.

Pasco County deputies have also released the names of the owners of the two boxers involved in the attack. Maurice Vankinscott and Olga Melendez, the owners, live just a few houses down from Ashmore.

Dogs attack Zephyrhills man as he picks up newspaper

Dogs attack Zephyrhills man as he picks up newspaper

ZEPHYRHILLS, Florida -- An 84-year-old man is undergoing surgery after two dogs attacked him Sunday morning.

The dogs, which both appeared to be a boxer mix, had gotten loose from a neighbor's yard a few hundred feet up Chancey Road. They started mauling John Ashmore while he was picking up the newspaper in front of his house.

"I could hear John screaming, the dogs attacking," neighbor Ernie Naylor says.

That's when Naylor raced across the street. He tried to get the dogs away while Ashmore's daughter hit them with a broom. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, those efforts may have helped save his life.

"That's just something everybody should do. They would have done it for me hopefully," says Naylor.

When the Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrived, the boxers charged again. Deputies fatally shot both of them.

Shake off the fleas at East-West Animal Hospital

Shake off the fleas at East-West Animal Hospital

Lutz, Florida -- East-West Animal Hospital is hosting a complimentary Seminar on Flea Poppin’ and Your Pet on Saturday August 20 at 10 a.m.  It will be presented by Adriana Odachowski, DVM.

The Seminar will last until 11:30 a.m. and will include an overview of fleas in history, their biology, why fleas can be so challenging to treat and effective ways to control an infestation.

Pasco Animal Services still needs help identifying dog abuser

Pasco Animal Services still needs help identifying dog abuser

Pasco County, FL - Pasco County Animal Services rescued a puppy from a canal on Friday that appears to be the victim of extreme animal cruelty. 

A passerby happened to see the dog and contacted Animal Services to report “a stray dog stuck in a canal by the bridge”.  When the Animal Control Officer arrived, he found a 6-8 week old pit-mix puppy clinging to a palm frond floating in the canal. 

The puppy had medical tape and gauze wrapped around his neck, one ear was amputated and the other ear had a severe cut.  The animal was suffering from hypothermia. 

The black and white dog was found in a canal located at Flora Avenue and Basswood Drive in Holiday.  Anyone with information about this puppy and the circumstances leading to his injuries are urged to contact Supervisor Kevin Mallory at Pasco County Animal Services at 727-834-3216.