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Rescued kittens seeking forever homes

Rescued kittens seeking forever homes

Kitten season is still in full swing, and cat rescue groups across the country are feeling the strain. This is especially true in Santa Rosa County. The county’s animal shelter is feeling the pinch. After months of great numbers, June saw a spike in euthanasia. The cats below are available for adoption:   Posh   […]

Joey needs a foster home

Joey needs a foster home

Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter is seeking fosters for special-case animals that may need care outside the shelter. One such case is Joey, a male Chihuahua mix. Shelter staff have discovered that Joey is heartworm positive and will need a temporary foster home until he finishes his treatments. Joey weighs 13.4 pounds and is house […]

Santa Rosa Animal Shelter suspends feline intake due to virus

Santa Rosa Animal Shelter suspends feline intake due to virus

From Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter: Effective immediately, the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter is suspending its intake and adoption of cats and kittens for a minimum of two weeks after a cat tested positive for feline panleukopenia (FP). Additionally, the drop boxes located outside the facility are closed until further notice. Persons who are […]

County Commission working to revamp animal services

County Commission working to revamp animal services

Cats and kittens brought to the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter have a nearly 90 percent chance of being euthanized, based on 2016 data from the shelter. This means that only one in 10 cats will leave the shelter alive. This places Santa Rosa County at the highest rate of euthanasia reported in the state, […]

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 […]

Police: Woman threw kittens out of moving car

Police: Woman threw kittens out of moving car

A Navarre woman is facing a felony animal cruelty charge after admitting to throwing kittens out of her moving vehicle. At about 11:45 Friday morning, deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Highway 87 and Grady Tolbert Road where witnesses reported seeing the driver of a black Infinity […]