Category Archives: Animals

Wildlife Park to Present two Eclipse Programs Aug. 20

Park volunteer Elizibeth DeMonte invites you to learn some fun and interesting facts about solar eclipses. She will present two programs on Sunday, August 20, 2017, one will be held at 11:00 am with another at 2:00 pm. Both programs will be held in the Florida Room of the park’s Visitor Center located on US … Continue reading Wildlife Park to Present two Eclipse Programs Aug. 20

Are the Chassahowitzka (Chazz) Bears OK?

 Chazz Bears are dangerously Isolated The Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge on Florida’s Nature Coast was established in 1943 as a winter preserve for migratory water birds. Today, over 31,000 acres are protected and managed by several federal, state and local government agencies with the goal of offering migrating and wintering water birds a place to … Continue reading Are the Chassahowitzka (Chazz) Bears OK?

Chinsegut Conservation Center Nature Programs for September

Chisnegut Conservation Center is located 7 miles north of Brooksville, and covers 408 of the 850 acres comprising Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA). The Conservation center has regular nature programs and is the only educational facility operated by the Commission’s Office of Public Access and Wildlife Viewing. September 1st 7:30 PM                     Night Hike: As … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center Nature Programs for September

Join PCAS for a Nationwide Pet Adoption Event!

Pet Adopt-A-Thon set for Saturday, August 19 The Pasco County Animal Services Department (PCAS) shelter is filled with adorable – and adoptable – cats and dogs. The summer months bring in more strays than average and PCAS needs to find these great pets their forever homes. PCAS is joining NBC, Telemundo, and nearly 700 shelters … Continue reading Join PCAS for a Nationwide Pet Adoption Event!

Butterfly Presentation at the Wildlife Park August 24

Jeff Rundell, a Park Volunteer and retired biology teacher will give a special program on “The Hidden Lives of Butterflies, Moths, and other characters with more than four legs” on Thursday, August 24, 2017, starting at 1:00 pm in the Florida Room at the park’s main entrance and Visitor Center located on US 19. Rundell … Continue reading Butterfly Presentation at the Wildlife Park August 24

Pasco County Animal Services Introduces SNIP!

Animal Services is now offering low cost spay/neuter and TNVR To help reduce the number of stray and feral animals, the Pasco County Animal Services Department (PCAS) has introduced the SNIP Program, or Spay/Neuter in Pasco. As the stray population grows, animal shelters struggle to find all of them homes, and many are euthanized. The … Continue reading Pasco County Animal Services Introduces SNIP!

Donations Needed for New Enrichment Program

Citrus County Animal Services will be launching a behavior enrichment program which will help decrease the stress of a shelter environment on our furry guests. Shelter enrichment programs help to reduce the stress and boredom of shelter life.  With shelter animals, behaviors such as hyper-arousal, depression, and obsessive/compulsive behaviors are not uncommon when enrichment is … Continue reading Donations Needed for New Enrichment Program

Strict, Unbending Rules For Dealing With Stray Cats

Stray cats will not be fed. Stray cats will not be fed anything except dry cat food. Stray cats will not be fed anything except dry cat food moistened with a little canned food. Stray cats will not be fed anything except dry cat food moistened with canned food, yummy treats and leftover chicken scraps … Continue reading Strict, Unbending Rules For Dealing With Stray Cats

Adoptable Shih Tzu and Pomeranian Dogs at Citrus Animal Control 7/15

Last month, Citrus County Animal Control seized over 30 small breed dogs. Most are either Shih Tzu or Pomeranians of various size, color and age. These wonderful dogs will be made available for adoption starting at 10am on Saturday, July 15. All adoptions will be completed on a first come, first serve basis and only … Continue reading Adoptable Shih Tzu and Pomeranian Dogs at Citrus Animal Control 7/15

Bald Eagles Featured at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for July

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be focusing on the threatened Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), our national bird, during the month of July. Educational exhibits about the Bald eagle will be on display in the Park’s Visitor Center and Discovery Center throughout July. Three mature Bald eagles; Spirit, Homosassa and Summer; an immature … Continue reading Bald Eagles Featured at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for July

Citrus County Animal Shelter in Need of Donations

Due to an unexpected influx of animals, the Citrus County Animal Shelter is asking the community for help by donating gently used towels, flat sheets and bath mats. These donations will be used to keep the cats and dogs in a clean and comfortable environment. The shelter is located at 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness. … Continue reading Citrus County Animal Shelter in Need of Donations

When do Dogs need Life Jackets?

The truth is not all dogs can swim and not all those that can are great swimmers. Additionally, water or weather conditions can cause problems, even for a pet that is typically a strong swimmer. Any dog can get fatigued or disoriented, and older dogs, especially, can tire easily. Pets with low body fat can … Continue reading When do Dogs need Life Jackets?

June 23 is release date for the 2017 Federal & Junior Duck Stamps

On June 23, the new Federal and Junior Duck Stamps go on sale — a day that hunters, birders, conservationists and stamp collectors look forward to every year. Born in the dust bowl days, the Duck Stamp was created in 1934 to protect wetlands that are vital to the survival of migratory waterfowl. The act … Continue reading June 23 is release date for the 2017 Federal & Junior Duck Stamps

Pet Therapy Dog Receives 500 Hour Volunteer Pin at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point!

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces that its most veteran therapy dog, Mr. McTrouble, was recently awarded his 500-hour volunteer pin by Donna Owen, Manager of Volunteer Services. Mr. McTrouble is a seven year old Sheltie, owned by Chuck Andrews. Mr. McTrouble has been volunteering at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for four years. He … Continue reading Pet Therapy Dog Receives 500 Hour Volunteer Pin at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point!

Tips for Safe & Fun Boating with Dogs

Summer is here, and it’s time to get the boat out and head for the water. If you enjoy boating, you probably enjoy taking your best friends out on your boat, especially if they happen to have four legs and a tail. The following tips can help you keep your pet safe and happy while … Continue reading Tips for Safe & Fun Boating with Dogs

Learn About Black Bears at the Wildlife Park in June

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be focusing on Florida’s Black bears during the month of June.  There will be displays and hands-on activities in the Visitor Center and in the Discovery Center throughout the month.  A special program is planned on the theme of Black bears on Thursday, June 15, 2017. The … Continue reading Learn About Black Bears at the Wildlife Park in June

June Pet Holidays

Adopt a Cat Month Adopt a Shelter Cat Month National Pet Preparedness Month Social Petworking Month 2017 Weeks: Pet Appreciation Week – June 4-10, 2017 (First Full Week in June) Take Your Dog to Work Week – June 19-23, 2016 (The Mon-Fri Week Following Father’s Day which is on June 18, 2017) 2017 Days: Hug Your … Continue reading June Pet Holidays

Shelter Cat Sisters featured on Citrus Channel 16

On May 24, Channel 16, local television channel, featured Deb Bloss, Leslie Ramalho, and Judy Swinson, from Citrus County Animal Services, and two very special guests, Callie and Sundae*, sister cats from our Meet the Match Cat Room, as part of their morning programming. During the television interview, Mary Lee Johnson with Snippet was thanked … Continue reading Shelter Cat Sisters featured on Citrus Channel 16

Manatee Successfully Rehabbed and Released

A young male manatee was rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on February 20, 2017.  He was found at Three Sisters Spring in Crystal River. The manatee was suffering from cold stress injuries and was underweight. FWC brought him to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for treatment and rehabilitation. … Continue reading Manatee Successfully Rehabbed and Released

Mind Games Dogs Play with Their People

After your humans give you a bath, don’t let them towel-dry you! Instead, run to their bed, jump up and dry yourself off on the sheets. This is especially good if it’s right before your human’s bedtime. Act like a convicted criminal. When the humans come home, put your ears back, tail between your legs, … Continue reading Mind Games Dogs Play with Their People

WoofStock May 20 benefits Pasco Animal Services

Pasco County Animal Services will hold the Third Annual WoofStock Saturday, May 20! We will have live bands, kids’ crafts, pony rides, vendors, food, wine tastings and more! The funds raised will go toward the care of sick or injured animals that come into the shelter. This annual fundraising event will occur from 11:00AM – … Continue reading WoofStock May 20 benefits Pasco Animal Services

Two stars stand out at Pasco County Animal Services

Animal Control Officers honored by peers Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) strives for excellence when it comes to serving our community.  Exemplary customer service, from hardworking, committed and caring staff is the shelter’s key to success.  Pasco County Animal Services would like to recognize Ron Altman and Lorraine Drake for their outstanding initiative and dedication … Continue reading Two stars stand out at Pasco County Animal Services

Save the date for WoofStock 2017 – May 20 in Land O’Lakes

PCAS fundraiser to benefit the medical fund for sick/injured dogs and cats Mark your Calendars!  The Pasco County Animal Services Department (PCAS) is pleased to announce the third annual WoofStock on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The fundraising event will be held at Florida Estate Winery, located at 25241 SR-52, … Continue reading Save the date for WoofStock 2017 – May 20 in Land O’Lakes

Wildlife Park to present Ranger Camps in June and July

Camp helps educate children about Florida’s native wildlife The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will offer two weeklong Wildlife Ranger Camps in June and July. The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park sponsor the programs. June’s Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 8 and 9 years old, … Continue reading Wildlife Park to present Ranger Camps in June and July

Pre-Register Now for Wildlife Ranger Camps in June & July

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will offer two weeklong Wildlife Ranger Camps in June and July. The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park sponsor the programs. June’s Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 8 and 9 years old, and runs June 19 through June 23. July’s … Continue reading Pre-Register Now for Wildlife Ranger Camps in June & July

Pasco Animal Services offers Low Cost Vaccinations in Land O’Lakes

The Pasco County Animal Services Department (PCAS) is offering residents an opportunity to protect family pets and save money at the same time.  PCAS will be holding low-cost rabies vaccine and microchip clinics Wednesdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., beginning April 5, 2017 in the PCAS adoption center, located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land … Continue reading Pasco Animal Services offers Low Cost Vaccinations in Land O’Lakes

Panthers and Bobcats featured at the Wildlife Park in April

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be highlighting Florida’s Big and Little Cats: Florida Panthers and Bobcats during the month of April. A special program and displays on Florida Panthers and Bobcats are planned during the month of April. A special program on the Living with Florida Panthers initiative will be presented on … Continue reading Panthers and Bobcats featured at the Wildlife Park in April

March Nature Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center

March 3rd 6:00 PM                 Southeastern American Kestrel (SEAK): Regional FWC Kestrel nest box monitoring coordinator Brendan O’Connor is visiting Chinsegut to give a talk on the SEAK and looking to recruit volunteers for this annual citizen science monitoring project. All are welcome for this program. Please register at (352) 754-6722, space is limited. March 4th … Continue reading March Nature Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center

New Deer Boardwalk to Open Friday 2/17 at Wildlife Park

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park will be holding a ribbon cutting to celebrate the Grand Opening of the park’s new Deer Boardwalk on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm. This has been a major undertaking of the Friends … Continue reading New Deer Boardwalk to Open Friday 2/17 at Wildlife Park

Wildlife Park features Alligators in February

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park’s monthly focus during the month of February will be on the American alligator. Displays will be available in the Visitor Center on US 19 and in the Discovery Center inside the Wildlife Park. Two special programs will be presented on the American alligator. (featured image at top of … Continue reading Wildlife Park features Alligators in February