Humane Society of Citrus County

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Trophy Donations Requested

On December 9th, the Collectible Car Group of Pine Ridge will be hosting a classic car show to benefit the Humane Society of Citrus County from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Many models of interest, and adoptable pets will be on hand. The event will include trophies, a mini-auction, and prizes. Lunch will be available from the Brooklyn Deli. Location will be the Pine Ridge Community Center South Field in Beverly Hills, Florida.

Sponsorship or donation of trophies are requested. If you have a like-new trophy you are willing to donate or would like to sponsor a category, please contact Stu Barnette today by Clicking Here.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Vendor List Announced!

The following invidduals and companies will be participating as vendors at this Saturday's Ride for Rescue and Pet Party Open House. All vendors have also contributed an exciting raffle prize! The Ride for Rescue and Pet Party Open House is November 12, 2006 to benefit The Humane Society of Citrus County. Read previous postings for more information. Only four days away!!!

832 K-9's Deputy Dogs, Inc. (Bloodhound rescue, training and raising for police work)
All 'Bout Cats and Dogs Pet Resort of Belleview, Florida
Attorney Fran Haasch
Axis PowerSports (Ask Derrick about reptile rescue!)
Citrus Cycle Center (Kawasaki)
Design, Signs, and Lines
Floral City Dog Grooming
Floral City Vetrinary Hospital
Kevin Francis Anglin Enterprises
Gainesville Rabbit Rescue
Greta's Touch
Humane Society of Inverness
Humanitarians of Florida
Janet Billups, Certified Evaluator (Canine Good Citizen)
Jem Shirts
Joe's Special Pets
Kacy's Portrait Studio
Masonic Lodge #136
NatureCoast MotorSports (Suzuki, Victory) (Ask Marty about reptile wildlife rescue and rehabilitation)
Number 2 Crew
Pampered Star Pooches
Paws-N-Us Pet Bakery
Paws Perfect
Pet Animal Wellness Services (PAWS)
Puppycoat Junction
Room for One More Pet Rescue
Tara's Fashions
The Pet Barktique
The Soap Lady
The Sticker Guy
Tom Mastrangelo, Realtor - EXIT Realty Leaders

Each Vendor is providing a raffle prize. We would also like to thank the following businesses and individuals who have donated raffle prizes

Orange County Choppers
Amsouth Bank of Beverly Hills
Dick Roten, Auctioneer and Broker Assocatiate - Coldwell Banker
Harley Davidson of Crystal River
Room for One More Pet Rescue
The Plantation Inn and Golf Resort
Citrus MotorSports
Serenity Day Spa
J's Restaurant
Wicks and Sticks

A special thanks to The Citrus County Chronicle and Tan Fletcher!

...and many more to be added!!

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Monday, November 06, 2006

6 Days and Counting...

There are only 6 days left until Ride for Rescue 2006 and the Pet Party Open House!

The Ride for Rescue Bike Run We will start at the Citrus County Auditorium and wind through 50+ miles of country roads.

View from the road:
Itsachatta General Store (Stop #1)

There are only a few more days to preregister.
Registrations will also be taken at the door.
Preregistration Form

Map to Citrus County Auditorium

Call (352) 400-2441 or write info@bikerfriendlyrealtor(dot)com for more info.
Tomorrow's post will highlight some of the great vendors!

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Canine Good Citzen Training Offered

Canine Good Citizenship Certification is being offered by The Humane Society of Citrus County Sunday, November 12 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM. It is part of the Ride for Rescue and Pet Party Open House that will take place at the Citrus County Auditorium and will be offered throughout the day on a rolling basis.

Testing will be administered by Janet Billups, AKC Certified Evaluator. Cost will be $10.00 per dog. Janet is donating half of the fee to The Humane Society of Citrus County. Thanks, Janet!

Your dog will be tested on ten different skills which will show that he/she will behaved well mannered in a public situation. According to the AKC, "The purpose of the AKC Canine Good Citizen® Award Program is to ensure that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community

Canine Good Citizenship includes:

Accepting a Friendly Stanger
Sits Politely for Petting/Grooming
Walking through a crowd
Coming when called
(Sit down, stay in place)
Reaction to another dog
Reaction to Distractions
Supervised Seperation

One of the many reasons why a pet becomes homeless is because an owner has not taken the time or does not know what steps to take to make their dog a good canine citizen.
Good Canine Certification can: increase the chance of a dog being welcomed by a landlord into a new rental situation, especially if you have a larger dog or is a breed individuals might have misconceptions about. Your pet may also be more welcomed into social situations, or welcome when you vacation at a pet friendly hotel. It can also be a stepping stone to a dog being certified as a therapy dog, or for agility training.

Please consider bringing your dog to the Pet Party Open House November 12, from 12:00 - 4:00 - your dog will thank you for it.

For more information please email or call (352) 400-2441.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Reminder: Next Meeting Nov. 2nd

Humane Society of Citrus County Meets:

November 2, 2006
7:00 PM
Pawsitively Pets
751 S Smith Ave
Inverness, FL

Click for a Map

For a landmark, the Mitch Mart is on the corner of Smith Street and Route 44. If you are coming from Croft Road instead, take a left on Thomas (just before 44) and take a right onto Smith.

All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

"Pet Party Open House" Offerings Announced

WHAT: "Pet Party Open House" to Benefit The Humane Society of Citrus County,
Immediately follows "Ride for Rescue 2006"

DAY & TIME: (Pet Party) Sunday, November 12, 2006 from noon until 4:00 pm at the Citrus County Auditorium

WHO IS INVITED: Open to the public free of charge, pets on leash (with current rabies certificate) are welcome!

FOOD AVAILABLE: There will be hamburgers, chips, and soft drinks available to purchase from the Dunnellon Masonic Lodge #136 throughout the day. Come early to ride in the morning Motorcycle Run and Your Meal is on US!!

PHOTOS: Professional Pet Portraits will be available all day courtesy of Kacy’s Portrait Studio of Crystal River, FL. Photos will be available with or without a Christmas theme for a fee.

ENTERTAINMENT: Music provided by Black Tie Productions

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN CERTIFICATION: This will be administered by Janet Billups. The cost is $10.00 per dog (with 1/2 of that fee being donated to the Humane Society of Citrus County - thanks, Janet!)

VENDORS: A large variety of offerings from area vendors and providers of various pet related services. Available products and services including but not limited to: pet outfits, furniture, strollers, carriers, hats, glasses, collars, leads, pet bakery items, pet alternative foods, pet and wildlife themed home décor, specialty pet resort information, pooper scooper services, pet massages, area rescue organizations, groomers on hand for questions and advice, veterinarians on hand to answer medical questions about house pets and horses. There will also be vendors offering a look at new motorcycles and apparel.

RAFFLE GIFTS: A wonderful assortment of raffle gifts (something for everyone) including but not limited to: Orange County Choppers Autographed Photo, pet furniture, pet related supplies, trip to the spa for people and pets, leather motorcycle jacket and vests, gas barbeque grill, vehicle lube & oil change, collectables, and a Maxfield Parrish collectable print.


RIDE FOR RESCUE: Prior to the Pet Party a motorcycle run will take place that morning! Registration to begin at 9:00 am. There is a participation fee of $15 per bike ($5 if you add a passenger). Participants will receive lunch, and a few raffle tickets to start them off.

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Discovery Channel Stars Donate Raffle Prize to Humane Society of Citrus County Event

Orange County Choppers, which is the setting for the Discovery Channel’s hit show “American Choppers”, has donated a raffle prize to the Humane Society of Citrus County.

The holder of the winning raffle ticket at HSCC’s November 12th Ride for Rescue and Pet Party Open House will win an autographed picture featuring Paul Teutul, Sr. and his canine companion, Gus, the Bull Mastiff, posing with a custom motorcycle.

Other raffle prizes donated by local businesses include: leather jackets and vests, pet themed gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, collectible items, and more.

The raffle may be entered at the event from Noon to 4:00 pm at the Citrus County Auditorium. Motorcycle riders are encouraged to come early to attend the Bike Run at 9:00 a.m. Entry fee for the Ride for Rescue Bike Run is $15 for bike, $5 to add a passenger. Entry for the Pet Party Open House featuring vendors, raffles, and more is complimentary.

The event will raise funds and awareness for the Humane Society of Citrus County’s goal of building a shelter for abandoned, abused, and homeless pets in the county.

For more information, please contact Tom & Chris Mastrangelo at (352) 400-2441 or by e-mail at