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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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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“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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100 Free Spay/Neuter Vouchers Available Through July For Sumter Pets

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June 23, 2017

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. – The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County (HS/SPCA) currently has funding available for 100 FREE spay/neuter pet vouchers for qualifying Sumter County residents through July. This community assistance program is a vital necessity in reducing the pet overpopulation problem facing Sumter County animals who are then at risk for potential euthanasia. This FREE program is a critical facet towards ending animal suffering and homelessness. Apply now as a responsible pet owner…

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Trio Arrested in Sumter County Traffic Stop

June 14, 2017

LADY LAKE, Fla. –  Deputies arrested a trio Tuesday morning while traveling on Buena Vista Boulevard at approximately 9:02 am according to arrest reports. Sumter County Sheriff’s spokeswoman, Michelle Keszey stated in a press release that the deputy was patrolling the area near the intersection of Buena Vista Boulevard and Talley Ridge Drive when he spotted the suspects in a black Dodge Ram pickup truck. According to the deputy, the…

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Villages Resident in Critical Condition After Collision with School Bus

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April 21, 2017

Bushnell, Fla. – A Villages resident is in critical condition after colliding with a school bus in Bushnell Friday afternoon. The collision caused deputies and firefighters to close down a section of US Highway 301 near County Road 532 while officials worked to quickly clear the scene. According to a Florida Highway Patrol Report, The 78-year-old Villager, who has not yet been identified pending next of kin notification, was traveling northbound on US 301…

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Portion of US 301 Closed After Accident with School Bus and Motorcycle

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April 21, 2017

BUSHNELL – A portion of US 301 was closed Friday afternoon while deputies and firefighters worked to clear the scene of an accident involving a school bus and a motorcycle according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred near the intersection of US 301 and County Road 532 near Tema Cemetary. Officials stated that US 301 was closed from County Raod 532  through County Road 542. According to Michelle…

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Sumter Deputies Arrest Suspects in String of Burglaries

April 10, 2017

BUSHNELL – Sumter County deputies have arrested two suspects who they say are responsible for a string of burglaries that occurred between April 4th and April 5th according to a press release. Deputies responded to a home near Hunt Avenue in Bushnell at approximately 5:25 am on April 5th in reference to a car that had been burglarized. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who stated that someone had broken…

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Sumter Humane Society 35th Anniversary and Earth Day Event

March 30, 2017

Lake Panasoffkee The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County will be hosting an Earth Day event in conjunction with their 35th Anniversary Celebration on April 22. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m and lasts until 2 p.m. Guests are invited to learn about the Human Society/SPCA’s goal to construct Central Florida’s first green animal shelter while enjoying many activities and meeting adoptable pets. Events include a yard sale,…

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Mission Oaks Hosting Dual Pet Supply Drive and Adoption Day

Sumter County Humane Society
March 26, 2017

OXFORD – A pet supply and adoption drive will be held Wednesday, April 5, at the Mission Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care in Oxford on Highway 301. The drive begins at 10 a.m and is scheduled to last until 1 p.m. Pet owners will be able to speak with presenters at the event about various topics, from the needs of their pets to concerns over their four-legged friend’s welfare during…

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