Charlie - male Bully mix. This boy LOVES to play with toys, and loves to play fetch. He came in almost hairless with non-contagious demodex mange, was treated here by the vet, and now sports a beautiful (still growing) coat. He is a very silly boy, he loves to try and get the attention of people passing his kennel by doing a two legged dance and a tail shake. His life up to this point is a mystery, but we do know he deserves better. He's got a fantastic attitude, come in today to meet Charlie. A whopping $10 adoption fee includes his neuter, rabies, tag, boosters, and a microchip. Such a little price for a big heart!
Captain - gray, male, young adult. This cat was trapped and brought in by a citizen from Daffodil Dr. in Brooksville. This cat is very nice, and would make a nice addition to any home. During the morning cleaning process, he loves his routine. When his door is opened, he head bumps your hand as you gracefully try and retrieve his water/food dishes, resulting in some spillage. Then he likes to jump down, stretch, jump up on the cleaning cart, and lay down on the fresh clean towels. Ten bucks gets him neutered, micro chipped, rabies, county tags, booster shots, and a chanced to stretch out on your own clean towels. Who could refuse that?
If you are interested in adopting Charlie or Captain or any of the other wonderful dogs or cats waiting for new homes, please contact us at the Hernando County Animal Shelter @ 352-796-5062.
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Animal Services Hours of Operation:
Tues – Fri: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Closed Sunday, Monday and Holidays
Hernando County Animal Services (HCAS) has recently been inundated with dogs, cats and other animals. The shelter is currently beyond capacity and in crisis mode. Adopters and rescues are needed to help get these animals into loving fur-ever homes.
"We have 58 dog kennels and we are over our limit by 34 dogs," Shannon Finch, shelter coordinator explained. "The shelter is also caring for numerous fish, nursing mamma cats and babies, under aged kittens, chickens, ducks and a goat."
A series of recent criminal and non-criminal events led to animal enforcement officers impounding an unforeseen number of animals. This has heavily impacted the shelter that was already operating over capacity. Many of these animals are on a 10-day safe keeping hold, which means they are currently not available for adoption. This creates an urgency to adopt the other animals that are property of the county and awaiting their new family.
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