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Tampa Pet Expo full of special furry friends

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Shorty Rossi, the star of 'Pit Boss' on Animal Planet was at the Tampa Bay Pet Expo to meet fans. Shorty Rossi, the star of 'Pit Boss' on Animal Planet was at the Tampa Bay Pet Expo to meet fans.

Pet lovers can enjoy a day out with their favorite furry friend at the Tampa Bay Pet Expo, at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The event is free.

Saturday until 6pm, more than 100 exhibitors will be on hand to sell pet-related items along with low-cost vaccinations and other activities.

Some of the more popular shows, include animals going through pet agility courses, obedience demonstrations and training tips.

Shorty Rossi, the star of 'Pit Boss' on Animal Planet will also be there to meet fans.  He'll have his special canine sidekick, Hercules. Rossi has been championing the cause of pit bulls since he was a teenager.  He formed Shorty's Pit Bull Rescue, a group that rescues, rehabilitates and places neglected and abused pit bulls.

One major part of the Expo is the mega adoption event, sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospital.  More than 200 animals will be available to take home, along with information from several local rescue groups and shelters.

Animals are welcome as long as they are on a fixed lead, and have proof of vaccinations.  The public is invited to compete with their pets in the costume contest, talent show, and musical chairs event.

 

 

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