Pasco animal shelter gets creative with names

Pet owners have various reasons for naming their animals and so does the Pasco County Animal Shelter when it takes in a dog or cat. Coming up with creative names at the shelter is one way to ease a sad situation when strays come in lost. “We like to have some fun with the whole naming process,” explained Rachel Stever, education and outreach coordinator for Pasco County Animal Services. “We … [Read more...]

Using facial recognition tool to help reunite lost pets

For many pet owners, their pets aren’t just furry companions — they’re full-fledged members of the family. So, when a dog or cat goes astray, the experience can be overwhelming. Now, however, a new tool may improve the odds of reuniting owners with their lost pets. John Polimeno launched the app, Finding Rover, in 2013, to help locate lost dogs and cats through facial recognition. And, Pasco … [Read more...]

‘Clear the Shelters’ makes both pets and people happy

Pet lovers had a chance to add a new member to their family without paying adoption fees during a “Clear the Shelters’ event at Pasco County Animal Services, at 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O’Lakes. The animal shelter, along with the nonprofit group Friends of Animal Services Inc., hosted the event as part of the national pet adoption drive. The drive, launched four years ago, is spearheaded … [Read more...]

Tails go waggin’ in Pasco County’s parks

The Tail Wagon Adoption bus rolled into Crews Lake Wilderness Park with a special cargo to unload on a Saturday morning in April. Volunteer dog handlers hooked leashes to Hercules, Luna, Poe, Prince and Zeus for a daily constitutional that wasn’t the usual routine for these four-legged residents of Pasco County’s animal shelter. Once a month, however, selected canines get to go on a … [Read more...]