animals

Disaster preparedness for your pets

Disaster preparedness for your pets

Santa Rosa County was spared from the devastation of Hurricane Irma this week, but the practice session of preparing for a major hurricane provided some insight into areas of readiness we are lacking in. One of the topics that leaves many residents with questions is preparing to evacuate or shelter in place with pets. One […]

Rabies alert issued for Navarre

Rabies alert issued for Navarre

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County reminds residents that a rabies alert is currently in effect for the Navarre area after another report of possible rabies in a kitten.  The kitten died after developing neurological symptoms; however, rabies could not be confirmed because the brain was not suitable for testing.  As a […]

Variety of animals seeking forever homes

Variety of animals seeking forever homes

The Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter houses as many as 242 dogs, cats and other animals all looking for a forever home. Through circumstances that are often not the animals fault they end up in the county’s care after being abandoned by owners, running away or when owners are arrested or hospitalized. These loving animals […]

Wildlife refuge relocation moves forward

Wildlife refuge relocation moves forward

Despite neighbor complaints, the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge has moved one step closer to relocating its operations to Holley. The county Zoning Board recommended approval of rezoning for the 2.3-acre property last Thursday. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per […]

Holley-Navarre students to compete in regional science fair

Holley-Navarre students to compete in regional science fair

Two Holley-Navarre Middle School students are headed to the regional competition after winning the grand prize in the school’s science fair. For eighth-grader Angel Morris, microbiology is part of daily life. She said her mother worked in the field when she was in college, and one day Angel wants to study microbiology, too. Read the […]

Autism OdysSea action

Autism OdysSea action

Families with children on the spectrum were able to spend a day by the sea at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station’s Autism OdysSea event. Trained volunteers and students from the station were on hand at learning stations around the Science Station. Activities included touch tanks, fish prints, kayaking and sensory stations. Children were able […]

‘Look who’s 1’

‘Look who’s 1’

One of the Gulf Breeze Zoo’s reticulated giraffes, Gideon, celebrated his first birthday Sunday. Gideon was born March 27, 2015 and is the second offspring of Gabby and Geronimo. Other spring arrivals include a baby golden-headed lion tamarin born March 1. These tiny endangered monkeys are native to rainforests of eastern Brazil. The pond in […]

Blessed day for pets at St. Augustine Church

Blessed day for pets at St. Augustine Church

On a beautiful Sunday morning, several pets made their way to church with their owners to receive a special pet blessing at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Navarre. The Rev. Beth Hoffmann administered the blessing with a sprinkling of holy water. The long-standing tradition of the blessing of the pets began in the […]

As the mercury rises, keep your pets safe

As the mercury rises, keep your pets safe

Warm weather has arrived in Navarre, and with temperatures heating up outside, it’s important to remember that a hot car is no place for your four-legged friends. “It’s just like with children,” Dr. Natalie Dyson of St. Francis Veterinary Center in Navarre said, reminding people of the dangers of leaving pets in the car during […]