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NSBNews.net cares about the New Smyrna Beach community

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Some guy named Robert Burns bumped into me today Saturday afternoon on the North Causeway before the New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade and introduced himself. He told me was hosting a new web site. He added that NSBNews.net only posts the bad news. Seriously? I took offense at that.

Blessings to cats and other pets on this Thanksgiving holiday

During this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I want to take the time to let you know what i am thankful for. First and foremost, I'm thankful for my husband who puts up with my cattitude and kitty comings and goings at all hours, any day, any time.

Resolute to protect cats from abusers like two felines drowned in Port Orange pond

I have been saying all summer that I have noticed a lot of black and white cats reported missing via flyers and Craigs List, etc. And in mid-October, two cats were found drowned in a crate in a retention pond in Port Orange.

Get your cats and dogs vaccinated this month and have them spayed or neutererd

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Sunday, Oct. 16, Is National Feral Cat Day, but Volusia County is extending it to the whole month of October. Halifax Humane Society is offering FREE cat spays and neuters along with shots every friday in October. Yes, FREE! Now there is no excuse for not spaying or neutering you cat.

Pet owners need to be humane in their treatment of domestic animals


The day before I'm due to leave town I get a frantic call from a woman about a cat.(An everyday occurrence for me) She said a neighbor moved and left behind this beautiful pure white cat with one blue eye and one green eye. As it turned out, that neighbor did no good for the poor feline.

Kitten season is here: please get your cat spayed or neutered

The height of kittens season is just around the corner for those of us that live in Volusia County and that means pregnant cats are everywhere. Male cats are out and about traveling longer distances to impregnate as many females as they can.

Volusia County's tragedy: 21,000 cats and dogs killed needlessly at a cost of $2 million a year from your taxes

VolusiaNews.net / NSBNews.net / community bloggers / Shira Beth Wild

Did you know that each city in our county and some individual cites pay upwards of $90 in your taxes per feral cat to put them to sleep? We pay to kill cats...and dogs! That does not include police and animal control time and work. And not just the feral ones. The feral ones just get the needle sooner.

Life's up and down adventures over 50 years include devotion and love for stray and neglected cats

NSBNews.Net / blogger

I contemplated calling this blog "The Wild Life," among other things. My last name is only the beginning.

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