Animal shelters

Trap/neuter/release: An alternative to euthanasia

Trap/neuter/release: An alternative to euthanasia

Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter euthanized 4,058 of the 6,096 animals brought into the shelter in 2017. Hundreds of them were put to death not because of disease or behavior issues, but simply because there was no space to house them. Read the full article in the July 19 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to […]

Why spay your cat?

Why spay your cat?

Almost a million cats a year are euthanized, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  They are either born feral or run away and eventually end up in a local shelter. And shelters are filled to capacity which leaves them little choice but to euthanize the “excess.” A non-spayed female […]

Kitten season taxes shelters

Kitten season taxes shelters

Vicki Hoff, manager of the Save Our Cats and Kittens (SOCKS) shelter in Fort Walton Beach, arrived at work one morning to find a box wrapped in garbage bags sitting at the front door. Inside was a kitten – “maybe two to three weeks old,” Hoff said. For cat lovers, there’s no such thing as […]

4-year-old puts needy animals first

4-year-old puts needy animals first

Like many children, Cadence McCleery, 4, is excited about her upcoming birthday. Wearing glittery pink butterfly earrings, Cadence said when she grows up she wants to be Moana, the hero of one of her favorite Disney movies. Her birthday party will be a “jumpy jump” party with a bounce house, and she will finally be […]

Santa Rosa gives back during Day of Service

Santa Rosa gives back during Day of Service

Despite 90 degree heat, more than 700 volunteers of all ages stepped up to help their community Saturday, July 23, for the first Santa Rosa County Day of Service. More than 20 projects were submitted for the event serving animal shelters, parks, the disabled, the homeless and others. County Administrator Tony Gomillion helped organize the […]

Save a life, foster a pet

Save a life, foster a pet

Animal shelters, humane societies and rescues across the country are looking for foster homes for their animals, and the Navarre and Pensacola areas are no exception.  Shelters are overcrowded, leaving some to be euthanized in order to manage the numbers they have.  Social media sites are inundated daily with lost or found pets and some […]