Pets

Pets

How much is too much to spend on a sick pet?

Recently I noticed that J.J., our 12-year-old, black-and-white-spotted mutt, was a little too big around the belly - not in a pregnant way, in a weird way. At the animal hospital, the veterinarian had the reassuring calm of a woman who had delivered a lot of bad news. She said we had to run some "simple tests," costing roughly $1,000.

Pets

Pets of the week: July 8

These pets are available for adoption at Manatee County Animal Services’ main shelter at 305 25th St. W., Palmetto, is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 941-742-5933 or www.mymanatee.org/pets.

Pets

Pets of the week: June 23

These pets are available for adoption from the Humane Society of Lakewood Ranch is at 7334 Trade Court, Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park. Information: 941-361-1071 or www.hslwr.org.

Pets

Pets of the week: June 9

These pets are available for adoption from Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St. W., Palmetto. Hours:10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 941-742-5933 or www.mymanatee.org/pets.

Videos

Volunteer leads basic dog obedience training at Animal Services

Cindy Skarda, volunteer, leads basic dog obedience training Tuesday mornings at the Manatee County Animal Services Palmetto shelter.
Video by Claire Aronson.
Volunteer leads basic dog obedience training at Animal Services 2:04

Volunteer leads basic dog obedience training at Animal Services

Manatee RB Keyon Fordham discusses 172-yard game 0:20

Manatee RB Keyon Fordham discusses 172-yard game

Dave Marino praises Jason Spicer Jr. after Palmetto beats Lakewood Ranch 0:40

Dave Marino praises Jason Spicer Jr. after Palmetto beats Lakewood Ranch

Manatee commission District 7 candidates face off in debate 1:34

Manatee commission District 7 candidates face off in debate