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A New Rescue At The Suncoast Animal League

  • 6:56 am Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Ann Kelly

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Our pets of the week from The Suncoast Animal League arrived in rough shape. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy has been keeping us to date on their situation and what they are doing to help these 24 – yes, I said 24 Maltese & Shih Tzus – that were rescued recently and some were in pretty rough shape when they arrived. So many volunteers have put in serious hours just trying to get them groomed and set for the vet and much needed medical attention. Please take a look at just how much work is [More]

Now That Was A Green River!

  • 6:44 pm Saturday, March 18th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I’ve said it more than once. There are times when I think how lucky I am that I have a job I just love, that allows me to do incredible things like ride along with the great guys from the city of Tampa when the Hillsborough River was died green. It’s the hallmark of the “Mayor’s River O Green Festival” that draw thousands down to Curtis Hixon Park each year to line the Riverwalk to watch the magic happen. That’s a pretty nice view. But actually being on the boat that does the work was just [More]

Turning The River Green

  • 4:48 am Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

This is going to be fun! Make sure you’re logged on to Facebook this Saturday morning and watch with me as the Hillsborough River is turned green. It’s St Patrick Day weekend, and we’ll be celebrating at the Mayor’s River O Green Festival. I’ll be onboard the boats as they kick off the morning magically giving the Hillsborough River the perfect shade of green for celebrating all day long. But it’s a party with an important purpose. In the spirit of St. Patrick, any attendee who brings three non-perishable food items will receive a green “Saint Patrick’s Army” [More]

Puppies And Kittens And Fun – Oh My!

  • 9:00 am Sunday, March 12th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Need a smile sometime today? We have the perfect pick-me-up with the new Puppy and Kitten Cam you’ll only find in Ann-Ventures. Check in with some of the sweet little furry friends from The Suncoast Animal League, and to find your own furever friend pay them a visit at the shelter on Pennsylvania Avenue in Palm Harbor or at any of their fun-raisers. Saturday we spend a picture perfect day under the oaks in Highlander Park in Dunedin for Mutt Madness. We’re so happy to tell you 70 puppies and adult dogs found their furever homes. Spicie made her [More]

Mutt Madness Is Almost Here!

  • 3:35 am Friday, March 10th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I’m so excited! Saturday, more pets will find their forever homes at our 11th Annual Mutt Madness in Highlander Park, Dunedin. The Suncoast Animal League and The Dove will back under the oaks with some 100 dogs that have been living with loving volunteer foster families and some from their shelter in Palm Harbor just waiting to meet you. All week long in Ann-Ventures we’ve been introducing to some of them. Here’s our final group that would like to get to know you – and remember so many more than this will be there on Saturday.

Mia is a lovely [More]

We’re Rolling With Spicie At Mutt Madness

  • 3:15 am Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Some people give up on an pet that’s not “perfect.” That’s not how they roll at the Suncoast Animal League and the story of Spicie is a solid example of that. You can meet Spicie and check out her cool new wheels this Saturday at Mutt Madness!

Spicie’s Story by Rick Chaboudy

We met Spicie while we were rescuing dogs at Angel Dog Rescue in mid-January 2017. For nearly two years prior, she was with that rescue group. While there, she was able to exercise only for short periods of time in a cart which she had long-ago outgrown. Her front legs [More]

Georgie Loves To Cuddle – How About With You?

  • 4:33 am Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Here’s our latest sweet, furry friend that will be at Mutt Madness this weekend, and is ready for a new home.  I’ll let the Suncoast Animal League’s Annette Dettloff  and Georgie’s foster dad tell his story.

Georgie is a good looking and jovial 2-year-old. He’s a whole mish-mosh of breeds including Great Dane, Lab, maybe some Collie and who knows what else. His foster dad says he definitely has the cool, fun and mellow temperament of a Lab and Great Dane. His foster dad sent this message from Georgie…

“At first I didn’t know what to make of my new foster parents, [More]

Meet Dave!

  • 3:19 am Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I love the Suncoast Animal League’s Mutt Madness! So many furever friends get to meet and greet us and so many find that new home. All week we’re introducing you to just a few of the pets you’ll meet this Saturday in Highlander Park in Dunedin. Today, we’d like you to meet Dave. 

Oh my goodness, just look at this handsome fluff! Dave is a 3-month-old mutt of a mutt of a mutt. He’s cute. He’s smart. And he loves everyone…all humans (adult AND child sizes), dogs and cats. He also has the softest puppy fur. Aww!!  

Dave is curious and [More]

Meet These Fine Furry Folks At Mutt Madness

  • 3:21 am Monday, March 6th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

“Mutt Madness” is coming up this Saturday as I return to Highlander Park with the Suncoast Animal League for a full day of very furry fun. All this week I’ll be introducing you to some of the very special rescues that will be there. This year has once again brought rescue stories that just break your heart. But thanks to Executive Director Rick Chaboudy and an incredible group of volunteers and supporters it also brings great success stories of those same rescues. The most recent was a group of Lhasa Apso’s and no one can tell their story of being rescued [More]

“Hamilton” Comes To The Straz!

  • 11:41 am Sunday, March 5th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I was all ready to bring you up to date on the upcoming Broadway season when I checked my email and saw this – “Hamilton” is coming to the Straz!!! But a little patience, please. “Hamilton” will be part of the 2018-2019 season. This is the perfect time to become a season ticket holder for 2017-2018 Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay season for guaranteed seats for “Hamilton.” So if you tried and tried for those seats in NYC and ran into one expensive brick wall, here’s a great way to see “Hamilton” and all the best of [More]

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