Category Archives: Animals

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!

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

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

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

Teaching Old and Young Dogs New Tricks with Citrus County Inmates

The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) Inmate Dog Training Program gives both the inmates and dogs participating in the program, a new “paw-spective” on life. In partnership with Citrus County Animal Services, select dogs are chosen to participate in an 8 week basic obedience program aimed at improving the lives and behaviors of both the … Continue reading Teaching Old and Young Dogs New Tricks with Citrus County Inmates

Superbowl Dogs vs. Cats event at Citrus County Animal Services 2/4

It’s Dogs vs. Cats at the Citrus County Animal Services Super Bowl Saturday event on February 4th from 10am to 4pm at the Citrus County Animal Shelter, 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness. The event is free and open to the public.There will be vendors, food and fun for all ages. Adoption fees are waived for … Continue reading Superbowl Dogs vs. Cats event at Citrus County Animal Services 2/4

How to Coexist with Backyard Wildlife Program 1/20 at the Wildlife Park

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park has set aside the month of January to honor some of Florida’s well-known naturalists and conservationists. In addition to displays in the Visitor Center and the Discovery Center, we will be presenting a special program on how we can all be conservationists by making small changes in our … Continue reading How to Coexist with Backyard Wildlife Program 1/20 at the Wildlife Park

Join the Wildlife Puppeteers for a New Hippo Show

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be presenting a new series of Wildlife Puppeteers’ plays on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Discovery Center inside the Wildlife Park. Regular park admission applies for the January 21, 2017 play. The Wildlife Puppeteers will also be … Continue reading Join the Wildlife Puppeteers for a New Hippo Show

Wildlife Park features Florida Conservationists

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park has set aside the month of January to honor some of Florida’s well-known naturalists and conservationists. These include William Bartram, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Rachel Carson, and Archie Carr: all who have played an important part in the conservation of Florida’s natural resources. In addition to displays in the … Continue reading Wildlife Park features Florida Conservationists

First Day Hike at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park 1/1

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park invites residents and visitors to start the New Year off on the right foot by taking part in a Ranger-led First Day Hike through the wildlife park. Participants should gather at 9:00 am at the park’s West entrance located on Fishbowl Drive. The ranger will greet the group … Continue reading First Day Hike at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park 1/1

Whooping Cranes @ the Wildlife Park

Whooping cranes will be highlighted during the month of December at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. The Park is currently home to a pair of Whooping cranes, Peepers and Levi, who live in a natural habitat with a pond surrounded by grassy banks. The Park will be presenting a Wildlife Jeopardy program on … Continue reading Whooping Cranes @ the Wildlife Park

Help Santa save homeless pets in Pasco County 12/17

The Pasco County Animal Services Adoption Center is heading into the holiday season with a full house.  The shelter is hoping to place many of these homeless pets into loving homes with a ‘Name Your Own Adoption Fee’ event on Saturday, December 17, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, Florida. … Continue reading Help Santa save homeless pets in Pasco County 12/17

Two Programs feature Red Wolves this week at the Wildlife Park

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will present two special programs on Red wolves this week. The first will be on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Park Services Specialist Andrea Junkunc will offer a program on The Endangered Red wolves. The program starting at 1:00 pm in the Florida Room of the Visitor Center located on … Continue reading Two Programs feature Red Wolves this week at the Wildlife Park

Farm City Festival Celebrates How We Feed Our Families – Inverness 11/12

The City of Inverness along with the Hernando/Citrus Florida Farm Bureau and local agricultural groups come together to present this 1-day event with fresh foods, local goods, petting zoo and live concert by La Grange Band, a notable Florida Bluegrass band. The festival is set for Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 … Continue reading Farm City Festival Celebrates How We Feed Our Families – Inverness 11/12

For a Limited Time – FREE Pet adoptions with License Fee at Citrus Animal Services

Citrus County Animal Services will be offering FREE pet adoptions, dogs and cats with the purchase of a $10 County License beginning Tuesday, November 8 and ending on Saturday, November 12. Your adoption will include; the spay/neuter surgery, a microchip, rabies vaccination at no additional cost. Citrus County Animal Shelter is located at 4030 S. … Continue reading For a Limited Time – FREE Pet adoptions with License Fee at Citrus Animal Services