TOP VIDEO: Dog Seizure News Conference

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office announced that on Oct. 23, Citrus County Sheriff Animal Control officers seized 65 dogs from an elderly couple in Homosassa, Florida. 
Citrus County Director of Animal Services Morgan A. Woodward explains the seizures at a media news confeence at the shelter (October 27, 2017)

Animal control seizes 65 dogs from elderly Homosassa couple

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office announced that on Monday Citrus County Sheriff Animal Control officers seized 65 dogs from an elderly couple in Homosassa.

The couple has been monitored regularly as dog breeders, the CCSO said, just barely meeting minimum standards to care for their dogs.

During this monitoring period, Animal Control was aware of 18 dogs. Dozens of dogs were kept hidden from law enforcement during checkups.

Animal Services policies take center stage at BOCC

Animal Services artworkPolicies of the Citrus County Animal Services division took center stage on Tuesday at the county commission, and passions were high as animal activists took exception to any number of policies in force at the county's animal shelter.

County storm debris removal continues

Storm debris across roadDebris removal continues within Citrus County at a very manageable pace.

There are approximately 30 collection vehicles working daily in Citrus County. 

Withlacoochee observed as slowly receding

Withlacoochee River SignThe Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Monday reported that Withlacoochee River flood warnings are still in effect.
As of 8 a.m. Monday, the River at Holder was reported at 8.75 feet. This portion of the river is still now at the “minor flood” stage. 

Flood warnings still in effect

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office reported on Friday that the Withlacoochee River at Holder is at 9.03 feet. 
This portion of the River is still at the “moderate flood” stage. 
According to the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, we may begin to see the River start to recede, albeit slowly.


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