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Plant City Observer Thursday, May 24, 2018 5 months ago

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Helping the fur babies and new president of Florida Federation of Fairs & Livestock Shows

Helping the fur babies

After more than 300 cats were confiscated from Fur ’n Feathers Farm, a rescue in Plant City, by Hillsborough County Animal Control, local shelters were having difficulty handling the influx of animals.

Plant City’s Tractor Supply Co. stepped up to help by hosting a donation drive for the furry friends. Its customers provided more than 800 pounds of cat food. A large orange sign was taped to a pushcart asking shoppers to donate a small or large bag of cat food or canned food for the “fur babies.”

Thanks to a ruling by a judge, the county can begin adopting the animals out as soon as they are healthy. The donated food will assist the shelters as many have reached capacity due to it being “kitten season.”

New president of Florida Federation of Fairs & Livestock Shows

Paul Davis, president of the Florida Strawberry Festival, was recently named the incoming president of the Florida Federation of Fairs & Livestock Shows board.

The group was founded in 1951 to “increase the overall quality of Florida’s Agricultural Fairs, provide the members the support and guidance needed to enlighten our youth and educate the fairgoers on agriculture, trade, entertainment and heritage of Florida.”

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