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Knock, knock… it’s Nyxie!

“Tap, tap, tap,” That’s the sound of a little tortoiseshell paw gently wrapping on the door to your heart. As is standard for a cat, Nyxie is curious… she would like to know if you have any room for her in your life. She is about 2 years old, and prides herself on her excellent manners. This gorgeous black and orange kitty is as affectionate as she is polite, and clearly enjoys the company of people. Nyxie has the name... Keep Reading
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A Whole New World for Jazmine

Princess Jazmine wants to know… “When did you last let your heart decide?” Jazmine was transferred to VOCAL from Marion County Animal Services along with her eight, 5 week old pups. She mothered them with tenderness and skill, and they have now all been adopted. Jazmine has impressed and delighted our shelter volunteers with how loving and affectionate she is. People who are new to her are immediately greeted with a trusting smile. All through her nursing confinement she waited for... Keep Reading
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You’ll Fall for Fergus!

Looking at his gorgeous black and white fluffy coat now, you’d never guess the sad past this sweet cat has endured. Fergus came to VOCAL through our spay/neuter clinic, as a community cat in very poor shape. His claws were overgrown and had actually become embedded in his paw pads, causing him excruciating pain with each step. He was also extremely underweight and sick. But, he had a will to live and an unbelievably sweet personality. The clinic staff did... Keep Reading
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You’ll Melt for Mikey

Mikey is single gentleman, patiently seeking his soulmate. This 7 year old Lab/Boxer mix is quite a tall drink of water. So, if tall, tan and handsome is your type, then look no further. Mikey is accustomed to sharing an inside home, so he promises not to ruin his overnight stay with any embarrassing incidents on your good rug. His idea of the perfect romantic evening would be a brisk dash around the park to bond over some lizard hunting,... Keep Reading
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Moon and Star Will Light Up Your Universe

It’s no secret that black kittens are usually harder to place in adoptive homes than their siblings with flashy markings. Moon and Star are sisters from a litter that one of our cofounders recently bottle fed in her home, and hand-raised with along with help from her 4 year old. At just a few days old, this litter came from a colony, after it was discovered that their mother was not producing milk and unable to feed them. They have... Keep Reading
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Happy Jack is Hoping for a Home

“Happy Jack” is a handsome brown and white 5 year old lab mix who has earned his nickname with his perpetually enthusiastic personality. Jack is the type of dog that really enjoys human affection, and he shows it by vigorously wagging his nubby tail. His favorite thing in the world is a belly rub. Around the shelter, he is known by our volunteers for his signature “happy dance.” Previously, he has been fostered home with 4 other dogs, during which time... Keep Reading
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