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  1. Find A Friend: KiKi, the Cat

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    Hear ye, hear ye this message from KiKi: cats are on special during the dog days of August. This adorable but desperate orphan and his sibling were found by caring Good Samaritans. Little sis didn't make it, but with help from the local St. Francis Animal Rescue, KiKi is thriving. He's an affectionate, 11-month-old, …

    KiKi is an affectionate, 11-month-old, short-haired, brown and white tiger Tabby that loves his new indoor existence and aims never to return to the streets.
  2. 'It's only marketing': Grain-free pet foods are no healthier, vets say

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    Losing weight is tough. It would be easier if a benevolent someone concerned about your health controlled exactly how much you ate and how often you exercised, right? That's the situation for most dogs and cats in the United States, and yet the majority are overweight or obese.

    The author call the dental chews she gives her dog "guilt-a-bones," because she can't help but give her one every time she leave. [Photo byJenna Gallegos]
  3. Hernando Pet of the Week for Aug. 18

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    Calhoun came to the Hernando County Animal Services shelter as an injured stray. His injuries have healed and he is ready to find a home. Calhoun is a handsome and playful 16-month-old orange tabby. He has been neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Inquiries about adopting Calhoun or other cats and dogs can be made …

    Hernando County Animal Services
  4. Find A Friend: Cairo, the Bulldog/Hound mix

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    You're nobody until some bunny loves you. In these dog days of August, Cairo gets it. He almost had a forever-family, but for the feline there. Well, tissues for your issues, puddy-tat. Cairo gets along just fine with other pooches, children — and even rabbits in their own space. Cairo is a 3-year-old American …

    Cairo is a 3-year-old American Bulldog/Hound mix of 48 pounds with short floppy ears and sweet cocoa spots on his snow white coat.
  5. Hillsborough official: 'Resources available' for anyone who considers abandoning a pet

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    A video that showed a dog running after a car after the driver abandoned him in the middle of the road sparked outrage across Tampa Bay earlier this week.

    A video, posted Aug. 7, 2017, on Facebook, shows a dog running after a car after the driver abandoned him in the middle of a Seminole Heights road. [Jerit Gaddis]
  6. Find A Friend: Oliver & Ozzie, the kittens

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    Summer vacation just came to a screeching halt for bay area kids and this pair of dreamsickle cuties. Oliver & Ozzie have been displaced due to a sudden job transfer, and time is running out. The friendly brothers love people and will likely adjust to doggies if introduced slowly. The bonded brothers must stay together, …

    The friendly brothers love people and will likely adjust to doggies if introduced slowly.
  7. Video shows dog abandoned in middle of Seminole Heights road

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    A video, posted Monday night on Facebook, shows a dog running after a car after the driver abandoned him in the middle of a Seminole Heights road.

    A video, posted Aug. 7, 2017, on Facebook, shows a dog running after a car after the driver abandoned him in the middle of a Seminole Heights road. [Jerit Gaddis]
  8. Hernando Pet of the Week for Aug. 11

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    Everett is a 7-month-old, fun-loving and smart shepherd mix. He was thrown out of a moving vehicle, rescued and is now ready to find a family that will value his sweet nature. Everett is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Everett or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of …

    Humane Society of the Nature Coast
  9. Find a Friend: Cosette, the Dog

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    Cosette was named after the heroine in Les Miserables. As Victor Hugo wrote, she's "more of a lark than a dove." She has conquered starvation, desperation, and a dangerously high fever. Thanks to rescuers, Cosette is now well enough to rough-house with other dogs and cuddle with caretakers. She's a housebroken if …

    Thanks to rescuers, Cosette is now well enough to rough-house with other dogs and cuddle with caretakers.
  10. Hernando Pet of the Week for Aug. 4

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    Milo is a 3-year-old gray and white domestic short hair. His owner, due to health reasons, can no longer care for his animals. Though a bit timid, Milo has been neutered and is ready to find a new family. Inquiries about adopting Milo or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast …

    Humane Society of the Nature Coast