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  1. Hernando Pet of the Week for April 28

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    Pet of the week | Butterfinger

  2. Find A Friend: Bristol, the Cat

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    A Megaesophagus is not a type of dinosaur, nor is it a fatal condition. But Bristol is a miraculous kitty. Shortly after her foster family took in Bristol, she stopped retaining weight. Veterinarians rendered a grim diagnosis, but they completely underestimated the power of a determined American Shorthair and her hip …

  3. Find A Friend: BamBam, the Chi-Weenie

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    Remember Pebbles the Chi-Weenie? Meet her brother, BamBam. These cartoon characters are Chihuahua-Dachshund mixes and not yet 2 years old. They weigh just 12 pounds each but deliver an action-packed plot of fun and affection. Rescued from neglect, the duo recovered in remarkable form and fine health. Pebbles and BamBam …

  4. Find a Friend: Noel the Cat

    Find a Friend: Noel the Cat

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    November was national Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and Noel is still waiting patiently. She's only 8, a short-furred softie with many purrfectly healthy years ahead. Ironically, it was Noel's human family that developed a sudden allergy last Christmas and dropped off the Tabby. For a time, Noel's chirpy meow went silent …

  5. Hernando Pet of the Week for Dec. 2

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    Pet of the week | Romeo

    Romeo is a 2-year-old brown and white mixed breed. He likes relaxing, running after sticks and being pet. He would be good in a home without other dogs. Inquiries about adopting Romeo or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at …

  6. Hernando Pet of the Week for Nov. 25

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    Rose is a 2-year-old black-and-orange, short-hair mix Tortoiseshell. She is very loving and would do well in a home with other cats. This playful and mellow cat likes to be petted. Inquiries about adopting Rose or other pets can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, …

  7. Find A Friend: Zachary, the cat

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    Zachary really went the distance to enjoy his first Turkey Day. The 6-month-old male kitten motored by semi-truck across central Florida, traveling dangerously amidst a load of heavy equipment. During a stop in Tampa, a frightened and soil-covered Zachary made a frantic dash straight into the arms of his rescuer. A few …

  8. Find A Friend: Angel the tiger Tabby kitten

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    Angel is psyched to discover Turkey Day — a sharp contrast to the scary parking lot of the fast-food spot where the 7-month-old male brown tiger Tabby kitten was found. Angel is now in safe but temporary rescue care, heavily bonded to his slightly more outgoing foster brother. They'd love to go "home" together. …

  9. Find A Friend: Elvis the doggie

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    Caution: faces like this may cause readers to lose focus on any and all other matters of importance. Incredibly adorable Elvis needs someone to love him tender. He's already checked out of the Heartbreak Hotel a time or two, given up by humans who came to realize that pet adoption really does require a serious …

  10. Hernando Pet of the Week for Nov. 18

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    Thunder is a 1-year-old black and white shepherd. He is a puppy through and through — energetic, playful and good with kids. Thunder likes playing, toys, treats, jumping and especially running. Inquiries about adopting Thunder or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at …