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SUNCOAST SAL: SHS joins the Giving Challenge 2022

April 8, 2022
Suncoast Humane Society will join over 700 other nonprofits for The Giving Challenge 2022, a 24-hour online giving event that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organiz…

ECOWATCH: Learning to live with Florida’s alligators

March 16, 2022
“The best thing to do is just leave them alone. Alligators  want to be away from you just as much as you want to be away from them.” – Jack Hannah, author, zookeeper Florida is known for many t…

ASK A DOC: Hip surgery and what to expect

March 11, 2022
With more than half of the population of Boca Grande at 65 years and older, it’s no surprise that  needing – or recovering from – hip surgery is something we’re used to dealing with at the Clinic….

ECOWATCH: Manatees’ deaths spur fight for endangered status

March 11, 2022
“To survive today, other animals must endure global warming, pollution and fewer habitats. More tragically, they must  endure the silence of human hearts.”  – Anthony Douglas Williams      …

ECOWATCH: Animals and the environment impacted by war

March 4, 2022
‘’The war will end, and leaders may shake hands while old women keep waiting for their martyred sons. And the children will keep waiting for their hero fathers. I don’t know  who sold our …

DOG LIFE: Do’s and Don’ts when owning a dog

March 4, 2022
Many people don’t realize that some of the play they engage in with their dog or even certain improper corrections can have a negative effect. The effect is time-related, meaning that it may not s…

ECOWATCH: Activist leads fight against climate in crisis

February 17, 2022
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead, Cultural anthropologist and author The a…

The Island Golfer: Which is the better game, tennis or golf?

February 15, 2022
BY SCOTT COTHERMAN An age-old debate among fans of both sports is whether golf or tennis is the more enjoyable game.  Both have experienced strong, double-digit growth in recent years. The…

ECOWATCH: Valentine love tributes to a tree

February 10, 2022
Nestled under a mighty bow seeking shade on a sun drenched day                                                                  Stealing a kiss for the here and now  trying to find immortal things…

DOG LIFE: Misconceptions about dog training

February 3, 2022
You’re fed up with your dog for not listening to you, so you look for a trainer who can educate Fido to be the perfect dog. Well, there’s more to it than just hiring a professional trainer to help…