Pet of the week: 4-month-old Nitro is loving puppy searching for his forever family

Available for adoption from Pet Pal Animal Shelter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - ABC Action News helps find homes for dogs and cats currently living in shelters every Friday morning our Pet of the Week segment.

This week we are featuring Nitro. He is a 4-month-old Hound mix.

According to the American Kennel Club, many hound types are sweet-tempered, affectionate and easygoing. They were originally bred for hunting.

Shelter workers say Nitro is happy, loving, and ready to find his forever family.

Nitro is expected to be a medium to large dog. Because of his breed, he is not suited for apartment living. Nitro is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $200.

For more information about how to adopt Nitro or other adoptable animals at Pet Pal Animal Shelter, you can call them (727) 328-7738 or go online to www.petpalanimalshelter.com.

Pet Pal Animal Shelter is located near Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The address is 405 22nd Street South Street. You can visit all their dogs and cats up for adoption Tuesdays to Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 to 4:30 p.m.

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Anyone who is unable to adopt Nitro can still help a different Tampa Bay area animal shelter from closing.

The SPCA Suncoast in New Port Richey is struggling financially. After serving the community for over 50 years, the shelter needs saving.

The non-profit pet shelter receives no money from county, state or federal governments, or even from the national SPCA organization. They rely completely on donations, which are down dramatically from previous years.

Dee Ford, the President of the shelter's Board of Directors, tells ABC Action News the SPCA Suncoast need sat least $25,000 to keep the lights on.

There are two ways you can donate: either directly through the SPCA Suncoast website or via the GoFundMe page set up. The shelter is about $11,500 short of its $50,000 goal.

Every dollar donated will have a direct impact on providing care for puppies and kittens.

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