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  1. Hernando Pet of the Week for Jan. 19

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    Humane Society of the Nature Coast

    Ace had a rough start to life. He's on a mission to find a patient, committed home willing to help him adjust to a happy life. The shepherd mix is 8 months old, has one blue eye and a brindle coat. He has been neutered, micro-chipped and is current on his vaccinations. Inquiries …

  2. American Kennel Club adds 2 breeds to roster

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    NEW YORK — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club's pack.

  3. Hernando Pet of the Week for Jan. 12

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    Humane Society of the Nature Coast

  4. Hernando Pet of the Week for Jan. 5

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    Humane Society of the Nature Coast

    Casper is a white, 11-month-old boxer mix. He has been neutered, microchipped and is current on his vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting Casper or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting …

  5. Find A Friend: Toby, the Tiger Tabby

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    Celebrate the new year with the cat in a hat! Others may have retired their Santa caps for the season, but Toby likes to take his time. The shy but playful 1-year-old lost his original family in an eviction, and shelter stress nearly did the tiger Tabby in. He became known as "Timid Toby" until his foster mom came to …

  6. Hernando Pet of the Week for Dec. 29

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    Hernando County Animal Services

    Tucker is a 66-pound, 5-year-old black flat-coated retriever. He was found as a stray in the reserve behind the Sterling Hills community in Spring Hill. Tucker is participating in the Heel to Heal program at Hernando County Women's Correctional Facility, working with trusties and …

  7. Find A Friend: Rachel, the Cat

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    St. Francis Animal Rescue presents Rachel, a calendar girl for the group's "12 Cats of Christmas" special. Sweet Rachel's been waiting patiently in foster care for a year and a half —18 months. She was taken in as an itty-bitty pint when her birth mom was hit by a car. Rachel just hasn't shown well during noisy …

  8. Find A Friend: Sergeant Pepper, the boxer mix

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    Sergeant Pepper is a card-carrying member of Tampa's Lonely Hearts Club. He's a stray from Ybor City, a hopeful hipster ready to join your family band with a little help from his Second Chance Friends. Sergeant Pepper is a year and half old Boxer mix and fully grown at 45 pounds. He's positively playful and asks Santa …

  9. Hernando Pet of the Week for Dec. 22

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    Humane Society of the Nature Coast

    Bubba is a 12-year-old chorkie (yorkie-chihuahua mix) hoping to have a new home for Christmas. He loves snuggling and playing hide and seek with his best friend, Princess, a 12-year-old chorkie who was dropped off with Bubba. Bubba has been neutered, microchipped and is current …

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    Little Topo Gigio was named after the children's puppet character, an Italian pop culture icon. This 9-week old kitten was rescued on a busy Valrico road when he was just a few days old, likely dropped by his struggling mama kitty attempting to move the litter. Topo is affectionate and loves to be held and cuddled. He's …