The threat of wild boars, coyotes and feral hogs, such as those spotted in the Greater Brandon area, have caught the eye of Hillsborough County Commissioners, who are expected to consider an action plan of protection proposed by Commissioner Ken Hagan.
Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan is set to ask his colleagues today, Feb. 6, to consider ways to protect residents and property from “potentially dangerous” wild animals that have been spotted in densely populated areas. Recent such incidents include Feral hogs in FishHawk, boars roaming New Tampa parking lots and coyotes making their presence known in Carrollwood. In Northdale, a dog goes face-fo-face with a boar and loses its life. Hagan intends to ask county staff to look into the “state of the situation” when commissioners meet at the Fred B. Karl County Center on Kennedy Bouleverad in Tampa. According to Hagan’s agenda item, he wants staff directed to “recommend an action plan designed to alert citizens of the dangers as …
The Tia's Tex-Mex and PAWS Endless Summer Fundraiser, set for Aug. 6 at the Tia's restaurant on Brandon Boulevard, will benefit Protecting Animals With Sterilization of Hillsborough County. Bring a bag of dog or cat food to donate.
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- D'Ann White
Friday, August 3, 2012
Wiping their brows as the sun beat down on their Lithia property, Keith and Peggy Wenzel, along with a faithful troop of volunteers, hosted a yard sale two weeks ago in the hopes of raising funds for the pet charity the Wenzels founded, Protecting Animals With Sterilization of Hillsborough Inc. Money raised from the sale will go to purchase pet food and veterinary care for the menagerie of animals that PAWS has taken in over the past few months. Unfortunately, while the population of homeless pets grows, donations are down, said Peggy Wenzel. "More and more people are giving up their pets because they can no longer afford to take care of them," she said. "At the same time, with the economy in the slumps, our donations are down." To make …