Ann-Ventures 

Lend A Helping Paw

  • 9:02 am Thursday, July 12th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

How do you ever say no to a sweet little dog like Clover…and the entire Madeira Beach Fire Department? You don’t. I’ve told you Clover’s story before but in case you missed that, the short version is she survived a fire thanks to her Mom laying on top of the pups to protect them (cue tears). But Clover did suffer some injuries and to help cover her vet bills the MBFD is offering a special limited edition t-shirt. It was designed by the great folks at the MBFD to help their Suncoast Animal League alum and now official firehouse [More]

Turtle Nesting Season

  • 6:33 am Thursday, July 12th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

It’s nesting season on Florida beaches and we’ve already had at least one incident of damage done to a nest. Mote Marine Laboratory thinks poachers were trying to get to the eggs on Nokomis Beach and ran off before volunteers could get to them. If you see anyone doing damage to a nest please call the FWC’s wildlife alert hotline (888-404-FWCC (3922)) or your local sheriff’s department.

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is always on guard against such incidents and has rescued and rehabilitated countless turtles and other sea life. I was fortunate enough to watch a release up on Clearwater [More]