Watch for Snakes!

Reader Andrew McClary of Boca Winds sent us this video of a coral snake on his driveway:

The color pattern you see on a snake is important.

Though cute these little guys pack a deadly bite. If you have kids you need to teach them about these guys. Red touches yella you are a dead fella.

Or as another resident put it:
Red on yellow, kill a fellow….red on black, friend of Jack.
Still another resident said that the best advice is to steer clear of all snakes.

Fire Fighters and Animal Rescue: Book Sneak Peek

Tri-County Animal Rescue and Fire Fighters of Boca Raton Local 
1560 unveil:
“Rescuers Who Rescue”, a first-of-its-kind community-centric pictorial keepsake book 
that shares an inspiring story of community coming together in pursuit of rescue and welfare for all.

Poignant imaging features TCAR and other local rescue pups with Boca fire fighters and community leaders champions an unbridled passion for spreading awareness of animal cruelty and pet rescue and gratitude toward rescuers everywhere.
SNEAK PEEK: Book front and back covers.
LEARN: How the project began, who is featured along with 
their own heart-full personal rescue missions and stories, pricing and how to purchase.
WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, November 25th, 10:30 a.m. at the Tri-County Animal Rescue campus: 21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433

HIGHLIGHTS: Great visuals and interview opportunities with book author, photographer, collaborators, many of the Boca Raton fire fighters, TCAR board members and volunteers, city and community leaders…and of course rescue pets featured in the book.
WHO: Tri-County Animal Rescue Capital Campaign and the Boca Raton Fire and Paramedic Benevolent Fund Scholarship Program
WHY: Raising awareness and funds for two vital missions. Perfect timing for holiday season and year-round giving for all generations
MEDIA CONTACT:  Kaye Communications, Inc. 561-392-5166  — Bonnie S. Kaye, [email protected], 
cell: 561-756-3099  — Jon A. Kaye, [email protected], cell: 561-756-3097

A Memorial to Buddy

Some readers took the Heartless Driver story to heart:
After hearing about this terrible accident, the Georgaras Boys wanted to do something. Stavi (11) attends Loggers Run Middle and Scout Troop 336 and his brother A.J. (6) of Sandpiper Shores Elementary and Pack 306 took it upon themselves to not just express sorrow but also bring about awareness. They too have a four-legged family member that they could not even imagine this happening to. They reside on the other side of this neighborhood and agree that drivers do not keep it to 15mph and that kids need to be extra careful when playing outside.
Stavi designed a friendly landscape design that his younger brother A.J. promised to help him construct on Veterans Day to honor Buddy with the supervision of their mother. They woke up at sunrise, and worked for a few hours to leave behind something that will remain at the spot where Buddy lost his “spirit”. Now his “spirit” will be kept alive thanks to these boys hoping that as all who pass by will remember this terrible accident but remember to “slow down”. They completed it by adding 2 American flags…one for each year of joy that Buddy has brought to his family and topped with a “Scout Salute” because in their minds Buddy gave his life to bring awareness to the dangers of reckless driving with the hopes that may save another life whether they have 4 legs or 2.
Rest in peace sweet puppy.

Heartless Driver in West Boca

From a reader in Mission Bay
Although this story is about me and my tragic loss, it could really about you and your pet. I live in a gated community in West Boca, am a professional, respect others, try to do good and follow the golden rule. My community is just like many others in West Boca, some with drivers who respect the fact that this is a community made up of families with children and pets and others who couldn’t care less.
On Friday at 5:25pm, I could have been killed. I wasn’t but my little 2 year old 10 pound Maltipoo was. Who would do such a thing? I was walking my puppy on a leash. My community doesn’t have sidewalks so I was walking on the very edge of the road, as I always do. My other dog, a seven year old Yorkie was on her leash on the other side of me. It wasn’t raining. It was still sunny at 5:25pm.
The woman who so carelessly hit my puppy drove to her house, just a few houses down from mine. She opened her garage door, drove in, and then closed the door behind her. I, on the other hand, was running as fast as I could with my one dog on her leash and my crushed dog in my arms. I was screaming.
Unfortunately, no one was anywhere around. As I ran, I felt the life leave my little puppy. Thank goodness my son was home. He wrapped up the puppy in a towel and we headed to the emergency pet center. I was hoping beyond hope that he could be saved but in my heart, I knew that his injuries were too severe.
I called the police and reported this woman. The deputy took a report and let me know that dogs aren’t people and that this was an accident. Legally I do understand this but I was very shocked. Such preventable violence stunned me. The deputy went to talk to this woman and she came over to my house without being invited to tell me that she didn’t see me or my dogs.
REALLY???? I think this was the absolute worse part of this whole horror. She DID see me, she KNEW what she did and she never stopped to help. What kind of a woman is this???
On many occasions I have seen this woman driving around the neighborhood and have made the hand gesture to her to, “slow down”. Our neighbors have done the same thing to her but she just doesn’t listen. The whole point of this story is to say to everyone, please drive carefully in your neighborhoods.
So, you will get home 15 seconds later. So, you will leave your community 15 seconds later. This time the victim was my sweet innocent puppy, but, it could have been me, or you, or your pet or your child.

Dog Found on Glades Near 441

A reader sent us these photos of a dog she found on Glades Road near 441. Please post a comment if you recognize the dog or otherwise can help find the owner.
Jessica writes:

Took this dog to the vet but the microchip is not registered please find his owner by sharing this picture. Tomorrow morning I will be taking him to Boca Rio Tri-County Humane Society.