Tampa Bay area pets hoping to find loving homes

Pinellas — Pawlie

Pawlie is an 11-pound, grey tabby cat. Being a polydactyl makes him special. He as extra toes on his front paws. He’s very friendly, craves attention and loves to have his head scratched. To meet him, call the Save Our Strays volunteer at 727-545-1116.

Pawlie is very proud of his front paws. He has extra toes.
Pawlie is very proud of his front paws. He has extra toes. [ Save Our Strays ]

Pasco — Mason

Mason is a 2-year-old, male Catahoula mix. He weighs about 50 pounds and is well behaved on a leash. He doesn’t know basic commands, but he’s ball driven and should be a quick study. He has a sweet disposition and gets along well with kids and other dogs. To meet him, contact the SPCA Suncoast at 727-849-1048.

Mason is very sweet and gets along with everyone.
Mason is very sweet and gets along with everyone. [ SPCA Suncoast ]

Manatee — Yufee

Yufee is a young cat who became homeless after her

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Nursing homes in New Britain and Waterbury are closing for financial reason; state seeks to find new homes for residents in midst of pandemic

Nursing homes in New Britain and Waterbury are shutting their doors, forcing state officials to try and find new homes for about 25 residents during the middle of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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The nursing homes say they they closing because of millions of dollars in losses in recent years.

One of the facilities that is closing is the Meridian Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center in Waterbury, one of only about 10 nursing homes in the state that is “COVID naive” or has not had any cases since the pandemic began in the spring.

The other facility that is closing is Cassena Care at New Britain which has had 71 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths, according to state Department of Public Health records.

Cassena, which is owned by New Britain Acquisitions 1 LLC, was the first in early October to notify state officials that they were

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Find all Cuyahoga County home sales, other property transfer details for November

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The cleveland.com database of recent Cuyahoga County home sales and other property transfers has been updated with November 2020 transactions.

a sign on the side of the road: Signs point the way to homes for sale.

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Signs point the way to homes for sale.

Search the database at this link to find home sales in your neighborhood and across the county for last month and for each year going back to 2007. You will be able to search by town, street, seller’s name, buyer’s name and more ways.


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Also, see related real estate data and trends:

* Cuyahoga County data by city, village, township: annual median home sales prices, 2007-2019.

* Cleveland neighborhoods: annual median home sales prices, 2007-2019.

* Real estate property tax rates for each place in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit county.

* Median appraised home values in Cuyahoga County; plus tax bills on the typical house in each city, village

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Shots heard from condo before officers enter, find man’s body in apparent suicide after domestic struggle | Crime

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Madison police officers entered a condo on the Far East Side to find a man’s body in an apparent suicide following a domestic struggle Monday afternoon. 

Officers responded to the condo on Holborn Circle at around 2:35 p.m. Monday after an 18-year-old woman fled the residence, telling police there was a 35-year-old man inside who had just pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her during the struggle, Madison police spokesperson Joel DeSpain said. 

A gunshot was reportedly fired during the struggle, but the woman was not injured.

Officers found probable cause to arrest the man, who DeSpain said was a “felon with a lengthy criminal history,” on several charges based on the woman’s statement. While officers were trying to negotiate with the man from outside, two more gunshots were heard from inside the condo. 

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An entire Welsh village goes up for sale again after four years of struggling to find a buyer

An entire Welsh village is back up for sale again after four years of struggling to find a buyer.

The quarry village of Aberllefenni in Gwynedd is currently back on the market after a previous offer for the 16 homes cottages was withdrawn.

The homes and cottages for sale in Aberllefenni, which is located between Machynlleth and Dolgellau, were originally placed on the market in August 2016 for £1.5m by estate agent Dafydd Hardy.

The history of the village is linked to a slate mine of the same name, where quarrying has been taking place since the 16th century.

The properties for sale are currently under the ownership of the family of John Lloyd, of Inigo Jones Slate Works, which bought them along with the Aberllefenni quarry in the 1960s. The quarry was sold in April 2016, and the homes were put on the market shortly

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Trio of DFA’d ex-Giants quickly find new homes after waiver claims

The Giants have had pretty good luck sneaking players through waivers and back into their minor league system after designating them for assignment, but their luck ran out Wednesday. 

All three players who were DFA’d last Friday were subsequently claimed by other organizations: Chris Shaw is now a Baltimore Oriole, Aramis Garcia is a Texas Ranger and Jordan Humphreys is a Cleveland Indian. The Giants had DFA’d the trio in order to open up roster spots for prospects who had to be added before the Rule 5 Draft. 

Of the three, the loss of Garcia might have the greatest impact on the 2021 season, although even that will be minimal. With Joey Bart expected to start the season in Triple-A, Garcia could have been an option to back up Buster Posey until Bart is recalled. The Giants still have Chadwick Tromp on the roster, though, and president of baseball operations

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Orange County Animal Care continues to find homes for animals during pandemic

Orange County Animal Care has made a number of changes since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to find homes for the animals in its care.

“We’re still seeing a lot of homeless pets come in, and they need homes,” said Jessica Novillo, spokeswoman for O.C. Animal Care. “It’s important that we know that this is a community that we don’t forget.”

The county shelter has re-homed 2,920 animals since it transitioned to holding virtual events and appointment-only adoptions in March.

Novillo said the number of adoptions has been normal considering the county has seen a drop in its intake numbers. The shelter currently has about 100 cats and 120 dogs, which is fewer than normal.

O.C. Animal Care replaced its in-person adoption events with virtual events to connect people with low-cost adoptions. Those in-person events usually attract big crowds.

The shelter recently partnered with county Supervisor Doug Chaffee for

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Portugal Based Real Estate Agency Helping People Find Their Dream Homes: Ideal Homes International – Press Release

Algarve, Portugal, Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Coronavirus Pandemic has hit most economies around the world very harshly. With production and aggregate demand in most industries coming to a standstill, one industry has reportedly survived the crisis and is thriving is the housing and real estate industry.

With experts predicting that this is the best time to look and invest in real estate, real estate agency Ideal Homes International is helping people find their dream homes and start over in these times of stillness.

About Ideal Homes International:

Ideal Homes International is the largest privately owned real estate company in Europe offering property for sale in the Algarve, Lisbon and Portugal.

It prides itself in offering a friendly, personal service and since the team behind Ideal Homes International wants the client’s experience with them to be as pleasant as possible, they put in the time and effort to

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Cougar cubs, raccoons, kitty cats. After rehab, animals hurt by fires find new homes

California’s record wildfire season may not be completely over, but the trauma is ending for some of the state’s most vulnerable inhabitants: animals rescued from the blazes.

a cat lying on a bed: The Oakland Zoo cared for two mountain lion cubs orphaned by the Zogg fire in Shasta County. The twins are set to move to a new home at an Ohio zoo. (Oakland Zoo)

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The Oakland Zoo cared for two mountain lion cubs orphaned by the Zogg fire in Shasta County. The twins are set to move to a new home at an Ohio zoo. (Oakland Zoo)

Several animals found injured during wildfires this year have recovered and will soon be welcomed into new homes.

One happy caregiver welcomed home her “semi-feral” cat, Ned, after he spent three months recovering from burns to his feet, face, ears, hind leg and tail at the hospital at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

The cat was rescued at Linda Kearney’s property in Vacaville, where he escaped from the LNU Lightning Complex fire, according to a UC Davis news release. Kearney managed to save 12

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Reputable Home Buyers in Philadelphia, We Just Buy Houses, Purchasing Homes for Cash and Helping Homeowners Find Solutions to Their Challenges

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WEST NEWTON, Pa. – November 18, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

Selling a house can be a stressful, time-consuming, and expensive process. That’s where the team at We Just Buy Houses steps in – to eliminate the stress and provide homeowners with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that everything is taken care of. 

Selling a property to We Just Buy Houses means there are no requirements to pay for repairs or renovations, waste time waiting for a potential buyer, waiting for buyer financing, and, most importantly, no hidden fees or commissions. Whether it’s foreclosure, divorce, relocating, or tired of dealing with difficult tenants, We Just Buy Houses can help – regardless of the situation. 

We Just Buy Houses was founded by Mark Irwin and Ken Bucholz, who met

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