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Despite Successful Adoption Campaign, Kennels are Full Again

HERNANDO – The following is a message from Virginia Singer, Public Information Manager for Hernando County Government.

The Hernando County Animal Services (HCAS) achieved 151 pet adoptions during June 2015. This is an increase of 119 percent from the previous month. Within the past two months, HCAS had 380 live outcomes for dogs and cats, which includes pets returned to owners and transfers to rescue partners. Still, with all this success, the shelter remains overcrowded.

“Thanks to the media, rescues and all around networking, HCAS experienced a large outpouring of support from our community and beyond,” Managing Veterinarian Dr. Julie Rosenberger said. “Sadly, all those kennels vacated through successful outcomes are full again.

In response to the overcrowding, HCAS is launching a Kitten University promotion to target all the kittens and cats they have been caring for over the past weeks. Several varieties of Kitten University graduates are now available for adoption. Adoption fees are $10 and include all vetting, county license and age-appropriate vaccinations.

They also have many dogs awaiting their FURever homes.

HCAS is located at 19450 Oliver Street in Brooksville. Regular office and shelter hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office and shelter are closed on Sunday, Monday and holidays. Visit or call (352) 796-5062 for more information.

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  • I don’t think there is any reason for a reply. I lost my cat, and I’m trying to figure out where to send info.

    Monday, 17 August 2015, 5:40 pm
  • What? You don’t like Chinese food?

    Thursday, 30 July 2015, 5:00 pm
  • Bravo!!! Again @ TSmith, don says= a**hole!!!

    Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 4:59 pm
  • What distasteful remark you said Don.

    Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 1:34 pm
  • Chow meow @ Don lmbo

    Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 3:29 am
  • I would love another small dog to add to the 3 I have. I’m marking this event on my calendar. There is nothing better than coming home to happy tails?? ?

    Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 10:33 pm
  • Finally, we actually have an important, and necessary, story for this community!

    Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:21 pm
  • Time for Chinese food.

    Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 8:29 pm
    • Don…you’re an idiot!!! Why bother to say anything? Seriously, do you actually think your grade school remark will get a laugh? Grow up!

      Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 6:25 am
  • Looks like I’ll be going back to adopt another pit bull…….I’ll have to check the FB page to see if they have a young male. Thanks for this information Tom !!

    Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 6:58 pm
  • I adopted 2 kittens through the Kitten University campaign. Please help save a life.

    Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 6:49 pm
  • Thank you for covering this. It’s important to get the word out.

    Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 6:39 pm

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