Important alligator safety advice

Alligators become more active during warm weather months, and it’s not uncommon to see them throughout the state. Most interactions consist of seeing alligators at a distance. However, if you have a concern about a specific alligator, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges you to call their toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at […]

Pet of the week

Did you know? Black shelter pets are less likely to be adopted than pets of different colors. Maurice is a 3 year old, domestic shorthair. The ladies at the shelter describe him as sweet, affectionate, and cuddly. He plays well with others and he is a good ‘therapist’ to the other cats. What makes Maurice […]

2018 Hendry Fair overtopped the fair-to-middlin’ bar

CLEWISTON — Attendance was up but livestock numbers were down this year at the Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show, which ran from Feb. 13 through Feb. 18 at the Hendry County Fairgrounds on South Francisco Street in Clewiston. Yvonne Swindle, president of the Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show Inc. Board of Trustees, said […]

Inspiring LaBelle – One pet photo at a time

“I originally started volunteering at the Caloosa Humane Society in 2010. That’s where my love for photographing abandoned animals began,” says Tricia Boone. When a conversation starts with an opening line like that you know it’s going to be a tear jerker! Tricia, an avid animal lover, says that she felt a connection to animals […]

7th Annual Head, Heart, Health and Hooves Swine Prospect Show

By Sonja Crawford, Laura Mathis, Tycee Prevatt and Michelle Rayburn Special to the Caloosa Belle Head, Heart, Health and Hooves held their 7th Annual Swine Prospect Show on December 2 at the Hendry County Fairgrounds. The show was judged by Ms. Breanna Lawyer and was sponsored by Ahern’s Service Center, All Seasons Welding & Gatorglades […]

Animal Rescue battles to overcome storm damage

Animal Rescue Inc., is the oldest animal rescue and shelter in LaBelle. For twenty-eight years Diane Sheppard, owner and operator of the the non-profit organization, has run the shelter exclusively on charitable donations. “Twenty-eight years ago when we first moved here, me and my daughters would go down the road and pick up dogs and […]