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animal adoption, rescue and education in gainesville and surrounding communities
Helping Hands Pet Rescue
14260 W. Newberry Rd. Box 140
Newberry, FL 32669
(352) 281-4358 • www.hhrescue.org
EBONY is a senior
Doberman mix. She is
great with all other
dogs and is the
sweetest girl. Ebony
really deserves a
home to call her own.
She is 13-yrs-old and a
cancer survivor, but
she acts like a 5 to 6-yr
-old dog. Ebony’s a
perfect lady in the
THERE AREN’T ENOUGH
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second chance farms
non-profit animal rescue and rehabilitation
Adoptions held Saturdays, noon-3 pm at
Earth Pets Natural Market in Gainesville.
TUCKER is a very
loving Cane Corso/
Hound mix who is
about 2-yrs-old. Tucker
gets along great with
all dogs and cats and
loves to play and
snuggle with his foster
siblings. He is a very
loyal dog who will
never stray far from his
people. Tucker is good
on a leash, knows
basic commands (sit,
stay, & no) and is
crate- and house
Second Chance Farms, Inc, located in Gainesville, Florida, is a non-profit
animal rescue and sanctuary. We offer unwanted, abused, neglected and
homeless critters of all species a second chance at having a healthy, happy,
loving home. For more information, visit us on the web or call 352-358-1191.
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In THIS ISSUE
Webbster and Button ………..…….……..……………. 3
Canine Knee Surgery Helps ‘Nice’ ...….……...……... 6
Critter Notes …..…..……………..…………….…...….. 10
Critter Calendar …...……………..…………….…...…. 14
Animal and Nature Stuff to Do and See
On The cover
GYPSY is a 1½-yr-old female tri-colored Walker Hound. She
is current on her shots and is heartworm negative. Gypsy
is very sweet and she’s looking for her forever loving home.
For more info call Williston Animal Group at (352) 528-9888
or visit www.willistonanimalgroup.com. WAG is always
in need of donations to help feed and care for the
animals in their care. Donations can be mailed to
WAG, PO Box 752, Williston, FL 32696.
WEBBSTER and BUTTON By K.C. Remington
Webbster and Button say …
BE KIND TO ANIMALS!
They’re already trained, with no personality
surprises for you … and they need your love.
ADOPT A SENIOR PET!
Critter Magazine is an animal adoption publication dedicated to
improving the quality of life for animals through education, support of spay/
neuter efforts and encouraging responsible pet guardianship, as well as
helping to find loving homes for animals in need. Although the majority of the
animals profiled are dogs and cats, we will feature any animal that is in need
of adoption. We publish each month and distribute throughout Gainesville
and Alachua, Levy, and Putnam counties. Advertising and editorial deadline
is the 15th of the month for the following month’s issue. We welcome letters
to the editor, comments and suggestions, as well as informative articles and
stories which are relevant to our goals.
Critter cannot screen either potential adopters or animals.
We urge all parties to act responsibly in these matters.
Critter Magazine is a publication of Critter Communications, LLC
and is also published in Athens, GA; Greenville, SC;
Asheville and Boone, NC; and Knoxville, TN.
Publisher and Editor - Sheri Inks
Editorial Consultant - Justine Mayela • Editorial Assistant - Joy Ryan
5745 SW 75 th St. #120, Gainesville, FL 32608
If you are interested in publishing a Critter Magazine in your area,
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Dedicated to finding loving, permanent homes
for Retired Racing Greyhounds
Meet NERO. He’s a
who loves to run,
cuddle, play, and
give kisses. This
handsome boy is
house trained and
gets along with
kids, other dogs,
and is so-so with
cats. Let him run
into your heart!
In addition to rescuing hounds, we are always looking
for foster families and volunteers. Contact: Chris Polny
at (352) 443-3633 or e-mail email@example.com.
CRITTER MAGAZINE • MAY 2013 • PAGE 3
Williston Animal Group
a non profit corporation
PO Box 752 · Williston, FL 32696
(352) 528-9888 · www.willistonanimalgroup.com
a happy and
He loves people
and other dogs.
This cute boy would
make a great family
pet. Dodger is a
tri-color with He
is neutered and
his routine shots.
$15 Individual / $25 Family
To protect and find homes for
stray cats and dogs and to
encourage the spaying and
neutering of all dogs and cats
not used for breeding purposes
in the Williston area.
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At only 38 lbs., this petite,
fun-loving, jogging buddy,
cuddle bug, is looking for
love. MILEY is a 2-yr-old
female who wins the hearts of
everyone she meets. She is
available for adoption through
Plenty of Pit Bulls. Check her
out. You won’t regret it. Miley
would prefer to be the only
pet in the household.
Sharon at (386) 454-3063
The mission of Plenty of Pit Bulls is to bring people
together to make good things happen for the dogs we
love. We are a network and a resource for dog lovers
who want to work on many levels — from hands-on
rescue and care of individual dogs to larger-scale
advocacy and education. We are located in
Gainesville, Florida and work in Gainesville and
surrounding areas, collaborating with groups
from Ocala to Jacksonville.
Dr. Larry Parrish is pleased to welcome
Dr. Jennifer Blackburn
(formerly of Lake Area Animal Hospital)
to Keystone Heights Animal Hospital
7344-SR-100, Keystone Heights, FL
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Canine crusader’s knee surgery
made a world of difference
By Sarah Carey
For Erik Bendl, known as “World Guy” for his countrywide
treks pushing a canvas globe to promote diabetes
awareness, the world’s weight got a little lighter after
his dog, Nice, underwent knee surgery at the University
of Florida Small Animal Hospital on March 19. Nice, a
6-year-old Blackmouth cur mix, has been discharged.
“We think there’s a good chance
Nice will make a full recovery over the
next few months and be off to his long
walks again,” said Caleb Hudson,
D.V.M., a veterinary surgeon at UF who
performed Nice’s 2½-hour operation.
Bendl began walking with a mission
— to promote diabetes awareness —
after his mother, a former Kentucky
alderman and state representative,
died at 54 of complications from the
disease. He has walked more than
6,000 miles in 41 states, in all kinds of
weather, sharing his story and his
motivational message — that diabetes
doesn’t have to be a death sentence.
In many cases, it can be prevented
through weight loss and exercise and
that people should “love themselves
and take a walk.” For the past six
years, Nice has walked with him, a part
of his life and his mission.
Nice began limping in Florida during Bendl’s latest
journey, which began in Pensacola and was to end in
Tampa. After getting caught in a storm, he hunkered
down in Spring Hill, where a local business owner
offered shelter. Nice’s limping became worse. He saw a
veterinarian in the area, who suspected a problem
involving either Nice’s hip or knee joints. Bendl sought
a second opinion from veterinary specialists at the
University of Florida.
When Bendl arrived at UF on March 4, he wasn’t
pushing the huge blue-and-green painted globe he’s
usually seen with in photos. That was out in the parking lot
in his weathered purple van, although he did offer to
inflate the world for the staff’s amusement. With his wide
smile, colorful stories and self-deprecating humor, Bendl
did his best to remain positive while an orthopedic
surgeon examined Nice and performed tests. But by day’s
end, Bendl’s heart was heavy.
“I didn’t expect that Nice’s problems would be this
severe or this expensive to deal with,” he said.
Nice was diagnosed as having torn cranial cruciate
ligaments in both knees, requiring surgery to correct the
problems. Two tibial plateau leveling osteotomy surgeries
performed simultaneously are more economical than
operating on one leg at a time, surgeons said, but the cost
still was estimated at approximately $5,000. UF was able
to subsidize part of the cost through its Pet Samaritan
Fund, but Erik still had to come up with around $3,400 to
cover the procedures and postoperative X-rays. The
doctor recommended that the UF surgery team operate as
soon as possible to have the best chance of a good
For a man with no credit and no regular income — Bendl
supports himself and Nice through the support of friends,
family members and strangers — the figure and the time
frame were daunting.
Overwhelmed, Bendl headed back to Spring Hill to mull
his options. The next morning, the 50-year-old Kentucky
native was resolute — he’d do whatever he could to help
his dog, relying on the resources at hand: his World Guy
blog, his friends and his personal and public Facebook
Bendl said he’s better at telling stories and encouraging
people to stay healthy than he is at asking for help. But
Nice’s story, as they say, had legs.
Thanks to media stories and social
media, within 10 days enough funds
had been collected to cover Nice’s
surgery and most of his postoperative
tests. Bendl said he was humbled and
grateful for every donation, no matter
how small, but two couples in particular
stood out in their generosity.
An elderly Spring Hill couple had
been in the process of closing four
booths they operated at the local
flea market. Instead of storing their
inventory, they decided to donate it all
to Bendl after reading about Nice in the
local paper. The proceeds gave Bendl
$560 more to put toward Nice’s care.
Another couple, owners of a tattoo
store in Arkansas, had met Erik and
Nice on the road and read about their
plight on Bendl’s World Guy blog. They
gave $500, which put him over what
was needed to schedule the surgery. But more than that,
Bendl said, they told him that his encouragement to “get
healthy” had prompted both of them to take better care of
themselves. To him, that meant the most.
Bendl and Nice will be back at UF in a few weeks for
follow-up X-rays to ensure the dog’s legs are healing
properly. During the three-month recuperation period, the
two will lay low and take things as they come, Bendl said.
One step at a time.
For more information contact Sarah Carey, Director of
Public Relations, UF College of Veterinary Medicine,
P.O. Box 100125, Gainesville, FL 32610-0125 or call
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Gainesville Pet Rescue
5403 SW Archer Rd Gainesville, FL
HUCK is ready for an
exciting adventure! And
this good looker will be
quite the companion! He
is an amazing dog. Being
fully house trained, having
a lack of begging, and
never whining or jumping
makes this well-behaved
boy an amazing option for
any home. When on
adventures, he doesn't
pull on the leash and truly
enjoys exploring the
outdoors with his fellow
adventurers. On top of
this, Huck also gets
along with everyone he meets along the way. Consider
giving this bright eyed beauty a forever home today!
“Saving the Lives of Unwanted
Animals and Promoting Responsible
Pet Guardianship through Adoptions,
Spay/Neuter and Education.”
PUPPY HILL FARM
8714 SR 21 Melrose, FL 32666
(352) 478-1444 • email@example.com
www.puppyhillfarm.net • Hours: Sat - 11-5
Visit our adoptable animals at PetSmart off Archer Rd.
EVERY Sat. & Sun. 11 am - 5 pm
The cat is named
BEAR. He is a young
adult male cat that is
currently in a foster
home with other cats.
He also has been
around dogs and
would fit in well to
LANEY is a very cute
and sweet Beagle
who is looking for a
New 'n BIGGER location!
CRITTER MAGAZINE • MAY 2013 • PAGE 7
TABITHA is a
domestic short hair
1½-yrs-old. She is
very sweet, gets
along with other
cats, is spayed,
up to date on all
See adoptable cats every Sunday from 1 – 6 pm
and every other Saturday from noon – 5 pm at
Pet Supermarket, 2339 NW 13 Street, Gainesville.
Some cats remain at the store throughout the week.
Other adoptable cats can be seen in the photo
album located at the store or viewed on Facebook.
Jennifer (352) 281-3221
INGA is a Flemish Giant
with a lot of love to give.
Before coming into rescue,
she was living in a tiny
cage and now lives in a
large space where she has
room to run, play and be a
happy bunny. So many
times bigger bunnies get
overlooked, but it is hard to
overlook this beautiful girl as her size, fur and personality
are all so grand. Please consider adopting Inga
and making her part of your family!
We Need You ... Please Volunteer!
Phone: (352) 528-5591
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Euthanasia drops in Alachua County
The graph below shows what amazing things can happen in Alachua County. The Alachua County community has
been working together since 2002 so no animal will die because of pet overpopulation. The 87% drop in euthanasia at
Alachua County Animal Services is a result of this collaboration and hard work and staying focused on achieving their
vision of a no-kill community by 2015.
Alachua County Animal Services is located at 3400 NE 53rd Ave, Gainesville. For more info call (352) 264-6870.
ACAS’s hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm and are closed Sunday, Monday and Holidays.
Association of Florida
DESTINY is a chestnut
Thoroughbred mare who
was surrendered by an
owner. She has a lip
tattoo, but we have not
been able to read it. We
know she was a broodmare
from Marion County
and that she raced.
She’s about 12 years old.
Destiny has good ground
manners and should be suitable for trail riding with a refresher
course when she is back to good health. She is gaining weight
and should be ready to start under saddle in 3 months or less.
Destiny gets along great with other horses and likes her carrots!
Please go to the HPAF web site www.hpaf.org for more
information about adopting and an adoption application.
To make an appointment for a tour of the farm,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us
Monday - Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.
Volunteers are needed for daily care and to help
feed from 8 am-noon. Call Julie at the number listed for info.
20690 NW 130th Avenue Micanopy • E-mail: email@example.com
Phone: (352) 466-4366
P.O. Box 679
Ft. McCoy, FL 32134
100% of donations are applied directly towards food
and veterinary expenses for our rescued animals.
SUNNEE (L) and
LIL’ BIT (R)
have been together for
11 years. Their human
companion died so
Animal People took
them in. Sunnee is a
blind 12-yr-old Doxie
mix. Lil’ Bit is a 12-yr-old
long haired Chihuahua/Doxie mix. These
boys will be adopted as a bonded pair. They get along with
other small dogs, but are protective of each other. Lil Bit is a
fear biter. They do not do well with children. If you are unable
to adopt but would be interested in fostering these sweet boys,
they would certainly appreciate the extra love and attention.
Weekly adoptions are held at PetSmart on Archer Road
in Gainesville every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am-5 pm.
All of our animals are vaccinated, spayed or neutered,
microchipped and heartworm or Felv/FIV tested and
receive monthly heartworm and flea prevention.
CRITTER MAGAZINE • MAY 2013 • PAGE 9
Horses Helping People presents
Annual Feast on the Farm
The Fifth Annual Feast on the Farm hosted by Horses
Helping People (HOPE) will be held on Saturday, May 18
from 4 – 9 pm Currently HOPE is seeking event and in-kind
sponsors for the event. This year’s event will continue the
theme of the Preakness horse race. Guests will enjoy
dinner, cocktails, live music, auction items, and prizes while
watching the running of the 138th Preakness Stakes. The
event will take place on the beautiful, rolling acres of
Rembert Farm, 13120 N.W. 173rd Lane, Alachua. Honorary
event hosts include Chris and Maggie Machen and Mike and
Tammy Prince, as well as Storm Roberts as the emcee.
Horses Helping People, Inc. is a not-for-profit
organization, established in July of 2000, offering equineassisted
therapy to enrich the lives and experiences of
individuals with disabilities. Their goal for this event is to raise
money for and increase public awareness of the therapy and
riding programs offered at HOPE. For more information
regarding the event, sponsorship or to purchase tickets visit
www.feastonthefarm.com or call (352) 495-0533.
networks to save wild animals
Friends of Florida Wildlife, Inc. (FFW) is a non-profit
organization created to meet the need of Gainesville and
surrounding areas by caring for injured and orphaned native
animals. Many squirrels, opossum, raccoons, and other
small animals are found each year by members of the
community. These animals are rehabilitated by trained and
caring volunteers, often in their own homes, and then
successfully released into the wild. FFW is eager to work with
rehabilitators, veterinarians and volunteers. The organization
is run by volunteers and new volunteers are always needed.
Many animals are believed to be orphaned when they are
found, but in fact the mother may be hiding when people
approach. Animal mothers will gladly accept their baby back
into the nest, even if it has been handled by a person.
Mothers usually have more than one nest prepared and
will move the baby to a new nest when a nest has fallen out
of a tree. Other animals may need medical attention before
they are placed back into the wild.
FFW accepts and greatly appreciates donations to their
cause. If you find a wild animal that appears to be injured or
orphaned, contact their hotline at (352) 949-1913 in order to
speak with someone who can help guide you. FFW, Inc. can
also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and found
Fla. House of Representatives votes HB 851
strengthening Florida’s Animal Cruelty Law
Legislation to strengthen Florida's animal cruelty law
has been passed. On April 17, HB 851 passed the Florida
House of Representatives with a 118-0 vote. On April 18, SB
504 was reported favorably out of the Committee on
Appropriations with a unanimous vote; it had previously been
approved by the Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal
and Civil Justice and the Committee on Criminal Justice.
Senate Bill 504 is now ready for a vote by the full
House Bill 851 will strengthen Florida's animal cruelty law
by specifying that a person who commits multiple acts of
cruelty against one animal or acts of cruelty against more
than one animal may be charged with a separate offense for
each act, and by making animal fighting punishable under
Florida's anti-racketeering (RICO) law. The bill would also
prohibit the artificial coloring and sale of baby chickens,
ducklings and rabbits.
For more information regarding the 2013 Florida
Legislation, visit Animal Rights Foundation of Florida at
www.arff.org or call (954) 727-2733. ARFF works at
promoting and protecting the rights of animals in Florida.
Dog Bite Prevention Week
Dog Bite Prevention Week will be held from May 19-25.
This annual event, which is sponsored by the American
Veterinary Medical Association, helps bring awareness to the
issue of dog bites and precautions that people can take to
protect themselves and their children.
Hugging or kissing the family dog are common causes of
bites to the face. Instead, teach kids to scratch the dog on the
chest or the side of the neck. Teach kids to stand still, like a
tree. This works for strange dogs and anytime the family dog
gets too frisky. And never tease a dog or disturb a dog that’s
sleeping, eating or protecting something.
If a toddler must interact with your dog, you should have
your hands on the dog too. Even if your dog is great with kids
and has never bitten – why take a chance?
Spayed or neutered animal companions can be calmer
and are less likely to be aggressive in some situations. Give
your puppy lots of new positive experiences and train using
positive methods. Supervise your dog at all times around
children. If visiting children are bothering your dog, put the
For more information about interacting safely with dogs,
visit doggonesafe.com and avma.org/dogbiteprevention.
Free Spays for Strays!
feral cats will be
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“We speak for those who have no voice”
See us at PetSmart
in Gainesville on
Archer Rd. every Sat.
11:30 am to 4 pm.
Adoptions held at the Humane Society on Fridays 10:30 - 2
Be sure to visit us at our indoor/outdoor yard sale
every Friday & Saturday from 11 - 3!
Adopt me! I’m friendly
and sweet, even though
my circumstances are
somewhat uncertain right
now. I'm looking for that
place filled with kindness,
love and stability. ABE
is my name and I’m a
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Coonhound. I’m looking
for a new forever home.
I get along exceptionally
well with other dogs and
384 NE 80 th Ave., Old Town, FL 32680 • 352-542-1081
Please visit us online to see some of our many
dogs and cats looking for their forever homes.
Phoenix Animal Rescue
Our mission: to rescue, provide sanctuary, and ultimately
to re-home abandoned, stray and neglected animals
from the Alachua County, Florida area.
Have you been looking for a
dog who likes all dogs and
will be nice to your cats?
You will love DEWEY and
so will your cat and dog! Is
having a trained dog
important to you? Dewey is
house– and crate-trained,
and graduated from training
class at Dream Dogz
Training Center. Dewey is
vaccinated, and current on
Come meet this great guy on Saturday’s at
Petsmart in Gainesville!
We are a volunteer-run, non-profit, no-kill animal rescue group. All of our
animals are housed in foster homes, where they are provided huge amounts
of love and any needed medical attention prior to going to their forever
homes. Visit our website to see our child-friendly dogs who love cats, sports
dogs, plus foster-program facts, an adoption application and more.
Convenience combined with Country Charm
106A NE Highway 441
At the blinking light in Historic Micanopy
Open daily 6 am - 9 pm
4516 NW 23rd Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32606
352-275-4295 - cell
352-377-8899 - office
Micanopy area properties
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Also featuring Natural Pet Supplies
Open everyday from 10-6
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CRITTER MAGAZINE • MAY 2013 • PAGE 11
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Would you commit
to feeding feral cats?
Looking for responsible
individuals willing to feed feral
cats in the Northeast and
Northwest areas of Gainesville.
For more information,
call Adele Franson
Allison Matthews, PA-C
Lindsey Johnson, PA-C
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The Critter Calendar is a listing of animal and/or nature-related happenings in and around Gainesville, as well as other interesting
tidbits we discover in far-off places. All events are free unless otherwise noted. Please send your event information by the 15 th of each month
for publication the following month to: Critter Magazine, 5745 SW 75th St. #120, Gainesville, FL 32608 or e-mail: email@example.com.
ONGOING ADOPTIONS & EVENTS
Gainesville Rabbit Rescue Adoptions - Bunny adoptions
11:30 am - 4 pm every Sunday at PetSmart, 3736 Archer Rd.,
Gainesville. For more info visit www.gainesvillerabbitrescue.org or
call (352) 528-5591.
Plenty of Pit Bulls Monthly Walk is held the last Friday of each
month. Meet 6:30 pm at The Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd
Place, Gainesville. Join well-behaved, leashed dogs, no matter the
breed and their humans on a stroll through downtown. Social to
follow at one of the many dog-friendly restaurants. For more info,
visit facebook.com/plentyofpitbulls or call (386) 454-3063.
Second Chance Farms Adoptions - Meet adoptable animals,
12 - 3 pm every Saturday at Earth Pets Natural Market,
500 NW 60th St., Ste. F, Gainesville. For more info call (352) 358-
1191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dixie County Humane Society Adoptions - Meet
adoptable animals 10:30 am - 2 pm every Friday at DCHS,
384 NE 90th Ave, Old Town. (352) 542-1081 or
Gainesville Pet Rescue Adoptions - Meet adoptable animals
10 am - 6 pm every Thursday – Saturday at 5403 Archer Rd.,
Gainesville. For more info call (352) 692-4773 or visit
Puppy Hill Farm Adoptions - Meet adoptable animals
11 am - 5 pm every Saturday at Puppy Hill Farm, 8714 SR 21,
Melrose. For more info call (352) 473-3605 or visit
PetSmart Adoption Partners - Area rescue groups showcase
adoptable pets 11 am - 5 pm every Saturday and Sunday,
3736 Archer Rd., Gainesville. For more info call (352) 380-0112.
Retirement Home for Horses Visitors Day - Tour sanctuary
for abused and abandoned horses 11 am - 3 pm every
Saturday at Mill Creek Farm, County Rd. 235A, Alachua.
Admission: 2 carrots. Donations accepted. (386) 462-1001 or visit
Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary Volunteer Day - Help
needed to chop produce, build habitats and other chores 10 am -
2 pm every day. For more info call (386) 462-7779 or visit
St. Francis Pet Care Clinic – Clinic is open 10 am - 1 pm
every Tuesday and screenings are once a month at
501 SE 2nd St., Gainesville. Experienced professional groomers
needed once a month or every other month. The clinic provides
free veterinary care to pets of homeless, veterans and very low
income residents of Alachua County. Call (352) 372-4959 or email
Yappy Hour - Social hour for pets and their people 5:30 - 6:30 pm
every Friday at Sweet Paws Bakery, Haile Village Center,
5330 SW 91st Terrace, Suite B, Gainesville. For more info call
Gata Loca Cat Rescue - Meet adoptable cats noon - 5 pm
every other Saturday and 1 - 6 pm every Sunday at Pet
Supermarket, 2339 NW 13 Street, Gainesville. For more info call
(352) 281-3221 or email email@example.com.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – May 3 – 5
PetSmart National Adoption Weekend – Dogs, cats,
puppies, kittens, rabbits and other animals will be looking
to find their new lifelong homes from 11 am – 5 pm at
3736 SW Archer Road in Gainesville. Those who adopt a
pet will receive free pet supplies, coupons and samples.
For info visit petsmart.com or call (352) 380-0112.
Saturday - May 4
Gold Coast Greyhound Meet and Greet - Meet adoptable
Greyhounds. 10 am - 2 pm at Petco, 6869 West Newberry Rd.,
Gainesville. For more info call (352) 443-3633 or email
Veg4Life Potluck - Community potluck. Admission $1 plus a
vegan potluck dish. Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St.,
Gainesville. The topic is “Make it yourself”. Learn how to
make rice milk, vegan cheese and energy bars. Call (352)
372-8147 or visit www.veg4lifegainesville.com.
Saturday - May 11
Gold Coast Greyhound Meet and Greet - Meet adoptable
Greyhounds 10 am - 2 pm at Earth Pets, 500 N.W. 60 St.,
Gainesville. For more info call (352) 443-3633 or email
EARS hosts a One-Day Membership & Guided Tour. (See ad
Saturday – May 18
Horses Helping People (HOPE) - Fifth Annual ‘Feast on the
Farm.’ (See Critter Notes, pg. 10.)
Gold Coast Greyhound Meet and Greet - Meet adoptable
Greyhounds 10 am - 2 pm at Tractor Supply Company,
14151 W. Newberry Rd., Newberry. For more info call
(352) 443-3633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday - May 25
Paws on Parole Meet and Greet - Meet Paws on
Parole’s Unleashed class 10 am - 1 pm at Earth Pets,
500 N.W. 60 St., Gainesville. Patrons will have a chance to
meet and possibly adopt one of the dog from the prison
and jail programs. For info email email@example.com or call
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EARS Endangered Animal Rescue Sanctuary
EARS is located in Citra, just north of Ocala and spans
over 30 acres. EARS exists to provide dignified living
for endangered lions, tigers, bears and more!
& GUIDED ANIMAL TOUR
Sat, May 11 & Sat, June 1 • 12:30-2:30 pm
Registration begins at 12:30 / RSVP required.
Cost: $15 - 10 years or older / $10 kids 2-10 per person.
Call Steffie at 407-647-6328 • SKB255@aol.com
EARS is not open to the public. All visitors will
be required to become one-day members.
PLEASE BRING A BOTTLE OF REGULAR BLEACH.
EARS is a
Federal ID #59-3741622
3400 NE 53rd Avenue • Gainesville
Phone: (352) 264-6870 • Email:
Hours: Tue -Sat 9:30-5:30 Closed Sun, Mon & Holidays
CANNOLI is a 2-yr-old
She is a beautiful
grey and white petite
girl. Cannoli is full
grown, but is about the
size of a kitten.
RODNEY is a 10-yr-old
Jack Russell mix. He
is a very sweet guy
who walks nicely on
leash. Rodney’s a great
little guy that deserves
a nice home. (A478676)
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