Sumter County Humane Society Hosts “Adopt One, Save Two” Event

August 4, 2017

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. – When you adopt one pet you are really saving two – the pet you adopted and the one that takes its place in the shelter. The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County is striving to reach a goal of 1100 animals rescued this year by August 19. Why August 19? It’s “International Homeless Pet Day,” a day intended to raise awareness of the plight of homeless and abandoned animals….

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Bob Evans Hosts “Dine To Make a Difference” for the HS/SPCA

July 31, 2017

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. – The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County is pairing with the original Bob Evans restaurant for “Dine to Make a Difference” Tuesday, August 15th. The event is intended to raise funds for the HS/SPCA’s public assistance programs, such as their free meals for hungry pets fund. Donations will also be used to help pay for veterinary care and sheltering needs for animals in need. The “Dine to Make…

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Veterans, Military and Seniors Pet Adoption Discounts Now Available in Sumter

July 31, 2017

Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County Shelter Manager, Anne Miller, recently announced two new adoption programs. “To show our appreciation of our veterans and active military, our Society will honor them with a $25 discount on all pet adoptions through our ‘Pets for Vets’ adoption program. In addition, we have also created a ‘Seniors for Seniors’ pet adoption program designed to help not only the senior citizens in our community but also the senior animals…

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HS/SPCA of Sumter In Need of Cat and Kitten Food Donations

July 22, 2017

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. – The Humane Society/SPCA is urgently requesting support from its community with donations of dry cat and kitten food and canned food for the increasing number of rescued cat and kittens in addition to supporting their “Kibbles” pet food assistance program. This program currently helps feed approximately 175 felines of eligible low-income families throughout Sumter County. Financial contributions can also easily be made by check or securely at hsspca.org….

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Sumter County Woman Wanted For Child Abuse

July 19, 2017

Sumter County, Fla- 40-year-old Chantina Albright-Weatherspoo is wanted for reward of count one child neglect causing great harm and count two aggravated child abuse. Albright-Weatherspoo resides in Wildwood, Florida. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Albright-Weathersppo, contact the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (352) 793-2621 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS. Any information, no matter how little can help the investigation.

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Famous “Round House” at Gator Joe’s Available to Rent

View from "Round House" balcony overlooking Gator Joe's Beach on Lake Weir. Photo Credit: Gator Joe's via Facebook.
July 18, 2017

OCKLAWAHA, Fla.  – If you have been looking for the perfect Florida home you are in luck. The famous “Round House” known to mesmerize beach-goers and customers as they sip cold drinks at Gator Joe’s in Ocklawaha, is now available for rent. The two-story home which got its name due to its unique shape was posted for rent on the Gator Joe’s Facebook fan page Monday afternoon along with numerous pictures giving…

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“Take Two, They’re Small” Says Humane Society

July 3, 2017

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. – “Kitten Season” is well under way and the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County has a large selection of kittens and adult cats available. The shelter is full and they need to get their current residents adopted to forever homes to make room for the next wave of kittens that will be arriving shortly. The more that get adopted, the more they can save. On July 15, single cat…

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Register Now for Wine & Design’s “Paint It Forward” Party for Local Animals in Need

June 17, 2017

Join Wine & Design Painting Studio on Monday, July 17th at 5:30pmfor a social evening of fun and charity at their studio. Proceeds from their “Paint It Forward” event will benefit the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County. Chance drawings and door prizes, food and of course wine will be available. “No artistic talent is needed….just the desire to have fun and know that participation will help save a homeless animal’s…

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More Pets Lost or Injured During July 4th Celebrations than Any Other Time of Year

June 17, 2017

Our nation’s Independence Day celebrations can be the most stressful and dangerous holiday for your pets. The noise and sight of fireworks frighten many of them. The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County wants to remind you about a few common sense steps to take to protect your pet during the July 4th festivities. Fireworks/Household pets: Keep your pets inside or in a secure kennel, especially when you are not home….

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