BROOKSVILLE - Volunteers this weekend are experiencing animal shelter life up close.
From Friday night through this afternoon, the "kennel mates" are living and sleeping inside dog kennels at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast.
Adoptions are half-off, and donations from the event benefit the Humane Society's building fund.
The event also is celebrating Executive Director Joanne Schoch's retirement.
Heart to Heart runs from noon to 4 p.m. today.
The Humane Society is at 7224 Mobley Road in Brooksville. It can be reached by telephone at (352) 796-2711 and online at www.humanrescue.org.