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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.

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Veterinarian's book offers help for neurotic pets

A dog who ate wine glasses, a parrot who plucked feathers and a cat who became anorexic after the other cat in his household died are just some of the real-life animals featured in a new book, "Pets on the Couch" (Simon and Schuster, $26), by Nicholas Dodman.

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Tired Dog Rescue gives dogs a second chance at life

Tired Dog Rescue, based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, rescues cocker spaniels, miniature Schnauzers and other smaller dogs and gives them a chance for a happier life. Founder Terry Maguire-Casillas says that most of the dogs are in need of considerable medical care, such as Timmy who was shot multiple times and has lost the use of one of his front paws.

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Clifford just knows you want a dog

Clifford (A30928729), a 7-year-old hound mix, is the featured pet of the week for the Humane Society of South Mississippi, 2615 U.S. 49, Gulfport. For details about adopting a pet, call 863-3354 or check out hssm.org. All animals adopted through HSSM are spayed/neutered and microchipped and given shots. Other pets are available at the Hancock County Animal Shelter, 7175 Texas Flat Road, Kiln (466-4516) and the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 4400 Audubon Drive, Gautier (497-6350). Contact each shelter for adoption fees.

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Look deeply into my eyes

Ebony is a beautiful black cat with jade eyes. She is a rescue from the Stone County SPCA and is available at PetSmart in D’Iberville. The Stone County SPCA is at 1989 Highway 26 West, Wiggins. The phone number is 601-928-1930 and hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Visit their website, stonecountyspca.org, to see all the animals available for adoption. General guideline for adoption rates: Cats are $35, kittens $60, puppies and small dogs $80 and large dogs $60.

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Honey Bear wants a home

Honey Bear (A30195215), a 4-year-old female brown and white terrier mix, is the featured pet of the week for the Humane Society of South Mississippi, 2615 U.S. 49, Gulfport. She ‘came in as heartworm positive, but has already gone through treatment,’ HSSM said. For details about adopting a pet, call 863-3354 or check out hssm.org. All animals adopted through HSSM are spayed/neutered and microchipped and given shots. Other pets are available at the Hancock County Animal Shelter, 7175 Texas Flat Road, Kiln (466-4516) and the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 4400 Audubon Drive, Gautier (497-6350). Contact each shelter for adoption fees.

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Tired Dog Rescue gives dogs a second chance at life

Tired Dog Rescue, based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, rescues cocker spaniels, miniature Schnauzers and other smaller dogs and gives them a chance for a happier life. Founder Terry Maguire-Casillas says that most of the dogs are in need of considerable medical care, such as Timmy who was shot multiple times and has lost the use of one of his front paws.
Amanda McCoy Sun Herald
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