‘Clear the Shelters’ is a big success

Hundreds attended the ‘Clear the Shelters’ event on Aug. 17 at the Pasco County Animal Services complex, 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O’ Lakes. The event, launched five years ago by the television media company NBC Universal, is a national pet adoption drive that aims to find forever homes for thousands of animals in need. Participating shelters nationwide either reduced or waived pet … [Read more...]

Get your pets, and pet supplies, here

It’s not something that you would think would happen very often, but surprisingly enough, it happens more than you would think. People show up at Pasco County Animal Services Department ready to adopt a pet, but forget to bring a leash or carrier to take home their new dog or cat. And, when they forget the pet supplies, it can be problematic, said Animal Services Manager Mike … [Read more...]

Shelter pets wait patiently for local families

They're very busy on Dogpatch Lane. They’re so busy, that they have more business than they can handle. If this were a regular company, it would be great news. But at Pasco County Animal Services, it means dogs are coming in faster than they're being adopted. That's not a good situation for the staff, the volunteers or the animals. "We're beyond capacity. We have dogs in little … [Read more...]

Animal shelter to honor former commissioner

Pat Mulieri was not always one of the biggest public supporters of the Pasco County animal shelter. But time made a difference, and Pasco County Animal Services will honor the dedication of her time over recent years on Dec. 20. The shelter, located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O' Lakes, is set to dedicate its window room to Mulieri's Mutt Room of Hope. It will take on the kind of catchy … [Read more...]

Free animal adoptions in time for Christmas

Ever wanted to find a kitten in a stocking on Christmas morning? You might have that chance, thanks to an upcoming free adoption event through Pasco County Animal Services. Because the animal shelter on Dogpatch Lane is over capacity, and working to find pets loving homes, the county animal shelter is hosting "Home for the Holidays on Dec. 20. Running from noon to 6:30 p.m., the event features … [Read more...]

Pet shelter suffering from dog overcrowding

It's winter time, when the number of cats and dogs ending up at animal shelters is lower than normal. But that's not the case right now, as the shelter at Pasco County Animal Services is overcapacity with dogs. Because of that, the shelter is waiving adoption fees on selected animals for the remainder of November. "It's hit a critical point," animal services manager Mike Shumate said, in a … [Read more...]

Pet shelter changing way animal owners think

Out of sight, out of mind. Pat Mulieri wasn’t part of the decision that built Pasco County’s animal shelter well off the beaten path inside the Lake Patience community and behind Oakstead Elementary School, but there are times she wishes she was. The shelter is 2 miles off Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, requiring a little bit of navigation along Lake Patience Road to Dogpatch Lane. Locals know … [Read more...]

Animal shelter looking to ‘make a difference’

Looking for a way to help make a difference? Well, Saturday is National Make a Difference Day, and Pasco County Animal Services has plenty of ways to assist people in living up to the day's name. The shelter, located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O' Lakes, will host a community get-together Oct. 25 from noon to 4:30 p.m., looking for help when it comes to various items needed for the shelter's … [Read more...]

Pet vaccines available for World Rabies Day on Wednesday

Wednesday is World Rabies Day, and Pasco County Animal Services is teaming up with Gentle Care Pet Hospital to provide one-year rabies vaccinations for low-income families. The first 150 low-income pet owners who qualify at events held Wednesday and Thursday will receive the vaccination for their dog or cat. The first clinic is at the county shelter, 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O' Lakes, while … [Read more...]

Adopt a pet for free on Saturday

It was originally intended just for students, but the Pasco County Animal Shelter is expanding its free adoption event at the Land O' Lakes facility on July 26. "We hope our efforts to allow free adoptions for everybody on Saturday will relieve overcrowding," said animal services manager Mike Shumate, in a release. "So anyone who wants to bring a pet to a loving home can adopt for free for one … [Read more...]