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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Go online to find new companion during National Cat Month

With dozens of cats, adults and kittens, to choose from, there is no better time than during National Cat Month to find your new feline family member at Sumter County Animal Services.

Following another busy “kitten season,” there is no shortage of adoptable felines of all types and colors. If you are looking for an easygoing cat companion, an adult cat could be a perfect fit. Mature cats are far more self-reliant but can still bond with new caretakers. Adult cats aren’t as play-oriented, meaning that when it comes time to relax, they will likely be ready to enjoy downtime with you. Older cats also pair better with smaller children and are far less likely to scratch. They take better cues from owners as well and have learned how to keep their claws retracted. Kittens tend to be more playful and curious, but can be fun to watch and bond with, so keep that in mind when looking.

One of the best parts about owning a cat is that they are extremely low-maintenance pets and easy to care for. Your feline friends don’t need to be taken out for walks or to the restroom. They are also far more independent and can be left for periods of time (as long as you leave them with enough food and water). In addition, cats fit perfectly into apartment life as they don’t require as much space and only need a litter box, food, and water.

There are plenty of dogs and cats at Sumter County Animal Services to adopt or foster, so visit at 819 CR 529 in Lake Panasoffkee, from noon to 6 p.m. or go online for more information, or https://www.sumtercountyfl.gov/adopt.

Stop harassing smokers who live by the rules

A Village of McClure resident says he goes to the squares and enjoys smoking a cigar. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Terrance Wilson’s process led me straight to Joe Biden

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Trees should not have to be sacrificed for Walmart

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Are they even considering the traffic that new development will bring?

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Walmart can follow lead of 7-Eleven and ‘accidentally’ kill trees

A Mangrove Villas resident has a suggestion for Walmart, which is hoping to win approval for the removal of historic trees on a property where a new store is to be constructed.