Want to adopt? SPCA has special cat or dog
By TIMES WIRES
Published November 19, 2006
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Tampa Bay has more than 80 dogs and 155 cats in need of adoptive homes. Adult dogs and cats are available for $25. The adoption fee includes vaccinations, including rabies; spaying or neutering; county license tag; microchip for identification; and free obedience classes for canines. The main shelter is at 9099 130th Ave. N. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Adoptable pets are also featured at www.SPCATampaBay.org or call the shelter at (727) 586-3591.
Dog Training Club offers varied classes
The Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club, a nonprofit organization, offers beginning through advanced classes in agility, clicker training, conformation, junior handling, obedience and puppy kindergarten.
The club also offers trials and provides opportunities to show your dog. The air-conditioned indoor club, 2101 Logan St., is near the Long Center. Call (727) 449-8738 or visit www.usdtc.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County seeks volunteers willing to spend as little as an hour a week with local children who need mentors.
Volunteers must be at least 18 and have a valid driver's license.
For information, call (727) 518-8860 or visit www.bbbspc.org.
As part of the state's mentoring initiative, some employers allow an hour or so per week of administrative leave for employees to mentor. Visit www.volunteerfloridafoundation.org to find out more about the program.
VFW sponsoring essay contests for students
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10093 will sponsor essay contests this fall with cash prizes for students receiving public, private and home-schooled educations.
For applications and guidelines, contact Ann Crum, chairman, P.O. Box 342, Oldsmar, 34677 or (813) 855-1182.
Red Cross seeking volunteer drivers
The Clearwater Red Cross is seeking volunteer drivers and dispatchers to operate its Transportation Program in North Pinellas, based at 2481 Sunset Point Road. Drivers and dispatchers are needed to fill assignments from 7:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Volunteer drivers will use Red Cross vehicles to drive those who have no other means of getting to critical medical and dental appointments. For information, call the Clearwater Red Cross branch at 446-2358, ext. 234.
Group needs volunteers to serve as mentors
Make a lasting difference in the life of a child by volunteering as a mentor. Gulf Coast Community Care needs volunteers 30 and older to be matched with children from single-parent homes who need adult companionship and positive role models. No experience is necessary and there are no costs to participants. To learn more, call Nancy at 479-1813 or Beverly at 479-1841.
Learn about phone options for deaf
A representative from Florida Telecommunications Relay will be available from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Wednesday of the month at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., to offer special phones and ring-signaling devices to qualified deaf or hard-of-hearing residents.
Call (727) 399-9983 (voice) or (727) 399-9422 (TTY) for details.
Italian Americans hold dinner-dance Tuesdays
The Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater, 200 McMullen-Booth Road, has a pasta dinner and dance from 5 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Tickets are $7 for members, $9 for nonmembers. The club also holds dinner-dances from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. every other Saturday. Tickets are $13 for members, $16 for nonmembers. Call (727) 791-8698.
Junior Achievement seeks volunteers
Junior Achievement of West Central Florida is seeking volunteers for the 2006-07 school year. Junior Achievement offers programs from kindergarten through 12th grade, and it teaches young people about business, economics and free enterprise. The time commitment varies from a single half-day session to weekly one-hour visits for five to 10 weeks. To volunteer, call (727) 530-0884, ext. 34 or visit www.jawcf.org.
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