Kitten foster parents needed
Lots of tiny kittens are brought to the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA), say its workers, "helpless creatures that can only survive with round-the-clock feeding and TLC from caring humans."
Kitten foster parents care for one, two, or an entire litter of the "bottle babies," until they are big enough to return to the shelter to be spayed or neutered and put up for adoption.
Volunteers are always needed. FKSPCA provides the training, bottles and food. Call the shelter at 305-294-4857.
Extra patrols this weekend
Sheriff's Office deputies will be patrolling countywide this holiday weekend, but will be watching closely today in the Upper Keys for incoming travelers, and on Monday for those leaving, says spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin.
Marine deputies will be on the water patrolling heavily trafficked areas as well. Herrin reminds all that it's as important to have designated boat driver as it is to have a designated driver on land.
"We hope everyone enjoys the holiday weekend," said Sheriff Rick Ramsay, "but please enjoy it safely."
Free plant clinics offered
Get insects identified and plant problems diagnosed before treating landscapes with chemicals, says the Monroe County Extension Service. Free plant clinics will be held in the following locations next month:
Sept. 4 and 18: Key Largo, 9 a.m. to noon, Extension Office, Suite 244, Murray E. Nelson Government & Cultural Center, Mile Marker 102, bayside.
Sept. 16: Key West, 1 to 4 p.m., Extension Office, 1100 Simonton St., Suite 2-260
For more information, call 305-292-4501, or go online to http://monroe.ifas.ufl.edu.